This is my favorite new recipe, simply blending together dried herbs and sea salt. It's amazingly good and infinitely variable. It's also a delicious way to add more dried nettles to your diet, which are mild tasting and incredibly nutrient rich.
I got the idea from a recipe in the Mountain Rose Herbs catalog, but have made it my own. I always have different herbs on hand- and never follow a recipe to the letter if I can help it. Not having any dried rosemary the first time I made this, I was worried mine wouldn't turn out that great because I used such different flavors, but it was amazing. I'll include both the original recipe, which sounds fantastic, and my first variation, which was very ad hoc and turned out great.
|This is a perfect way to use your home-dried herbs! Shown here are golden oregano, parsley, and rosemary, all from my summer garden.|
2 parts rosemary leaf
1 part nettle leaf
1 part dandelion leaf
1 part lemon thyme leaf
coarse sea salt
In a coffee grinder, finely powder each herb. Mix the blended herbs together in one container, and measure the total volume. Add half that volume of salt. Return to the grinder and pulse together to blend.
What I did:
2 parts sage
2 parts nettle leaf
1 part oregano
1 part parsley
1 part thyme
coarse sea salt
|Don't worry if it looks a bit coarse after the first grind. When the herbs are ground a second time, with the salt, they'll become fine powder.|
|I made specific flavors that I thought people would like (parsley & thyme for my stepmom, rosemary sage for my brother) and packed them in pretty jars, to go along with Christmas presents this year.|