Lime-Infused Salt

February 18, 2021

Lime-infused salt for flavoring foods with a hint of tangy citrus and the zing of salt!

Over the years my tastes preferences have ebbed and flowed, especially after and with each pregnancy. While never much for the citrus family, I have lately taken on a craving for foods flavored with a hint of lime. Who knows why, but I'm rolling with it. 

So after a girls' night with one of my friends, who introduced me to lime popcorn, I decided I wanted to try my hand at lime-infused salt for making air-popped popcorn at home. I have yet to make the popcorn, that's next. And I think it's going to be amazing if this lime salt is any indication. 

What I love about infused salts are the endless possibilities for the flavors you can create. Not to mention it's such a simple process. In this case, it took me less than 10 minutes to make + 80 minutes worth of baking at a low temperature. You could use this on popcorn like I mentioned or add it to rice or chicken. Anything really that sounds like lime would be complementary to!

  • What You'll Need
    • 1/2 cup coarse salt
    • 1 TBSP lime zest (more or less for desired taste)

  • What You'll Do
    • Preheat the oven to 220°.
    • Zest your washed and dried limes.
    • Add the zest to the salt. Using a mortar and pestle (or a wooden spoon), crush the zest into the lime. You don't simply want to stir it. 
    • Once well mixed, evenly spread the salt mixture out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
    • Bake for 80 minutes.
    • Let the lime salt cool completely, then store in a salt cellar or an airtight container. 

Some notes from my cooking experience:
  1. I think I might add more lime zest next time. I like a really flavorful taste!
  2. I do not own a mortar + pestle (adding that to my wish list!), so instead I used a wooden crab mallet to grind the zest and salt together. 

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