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How to Make Thyme Herb-Infused Salt

Jazz-up your salt by adding blended fresh thyme sprigs when you make thyme herb-infused salt! Use your Thyme flavored culinary salt to flavor soups, stews, or poultry, or pour it into a charming glass jar to gift for the holidays!

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Thyme is an aromatic herb that is a staple in any garden bed. Known to be a natural pest repellent, Thyme is also steeped in folklore as a remedy for keeping faeries out of your home. Medicinally, thyme has been used for generations to support immune health and it makes a delicious tea.

mortar and pestle with thyme salt inside; a sprig of thyme and a silver spoon on tabletop

How to Use Your Thyme Herb-Infused Salt

  • Use herbal-infused salts for rubs on poultry, pork, or fish.
  • Add the salts to stews, potpies, soups, and quiches
  • Add other similar herbs like Rosemary, Oregano, or Basil
  • Package your finished salt in cute jars or containers to give as gifts!

How To Make Thyme Herb-Infused Salt

You will be surprised by how simple it is to create herbal salts. Once you try it once with a single herb, be prepared, because you will be ready and eager to try it again and again with every herb you come across. Some of our favorite herbs to use include Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, and even edible flowers like marigolds or nasturtiums!


1 Cup Fine Sea Salt or Pink Salt

10-12 Sprigs of Fresh-Cut Thyme

Tools Needed

Food Processor, or if you do not have a food processor, a mortar and pestle will work too.

Steps for Making Thyme Herb-Infused Salt

side view of food processor with fresh thyme and salt inside

Pour the salt and thyme sprigs into the food processor. Then, place the lid on the food processor and blend for 2-3 minutes. Check to see if all of the pieces of the thyme have been broken down. If large pieces still remain, continue to blend until the herbs have broken down.

thyme flavored salt being blended in a food processor

Once the salt and the herbs have been blended, pour the herb salt onto a sheet of parchment paper, and spread the salt out. Try to avoid large clumps of salt. Allow the salt and her mixture to dry for 24 hours. Once it’s dry, pour your salt into a spice container or other airtight container for storage.

antique silver spoon on tabletop with flavored salt in measuring cup, thyme sprig, grey cloth

If you do not have a food processor, use a mortar and pestle, but first allow the fresh thyme to dry overnight, or until it dry to the touch. Then, remove the leaves from the stalks and add them to the bowl of the mortar, and pestle and grind until the thyme becomes a fine powder. Mix the thyme powder and the salt until they are combined. Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy your thyme herb-infused salt. It is also a great homemade holiday gift for family and friends!


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