Add amazing flavour to your cooking the easy way by making your own super delicious homemade roasted garlic salt that will bring out the flavour in everything from roasts to potatoes, salads to grills and so much more…..
What’s to love about this recipe
- Making your own homemade larder basics saves you money and we all want to be doing that
- This homemade roasted garlic salt has a much better flavour than standard store bought garlic salt
- This is a super quick and easy recipe with only 2 ingredients so you really can’t go wrong!
Having flavoured salts to hand really does make your cooking so much quicker. If a dish doesn’t call for a lot of garlic then why bother grating garlic when you can add a dash of super tasty roasted garlic salt instead.
I love flavoured salts and make all sorts from my Mediterranean seasoning salts to my wild garlic salt and more.
What’s the difference between garlic salt and garlic powder?
Garlic powder is dehydrated garlic ground into powder form. It has a strong taste and is used in recipes instead of fresh garlic. Handy if you have run out of garlic.
Garlic salt is a mixture of garlic and salt and is a seasoning to add a hint of garlic to any savoury dish.
I love garlic, it is one of those ingredients that can change a dish from bland to beautiful. I’ve found various ways to preserve garlic and use it in my cooking. From my French garlic confit (preserved garlic in oil) to my homemade garlic oil. This roasted garlic salt is yet another addition to my arsenal of garlic goodies!
Ingredients for garlic salt
There are only 2 ingredients for this homemade roasted garlic salt. You guessed it, garlic and salt, that’s it folks!
Make sure you are using fresh garlic and not older cloves that have dried out as they will have lost their flavour.
I use basic sea salt crystals to make my homemade garlic salt. This is no time to be using your expensive Malden salt as you are adding your own flavour to the salt with the garlic. So keep it basic and save some money.
How to make garlic salt
There is no need to crush the garlic or spend ages chopping it up into tiny pieces. Simply remove it’s little paper-like casing and chuck your garlic cloves into a mini food processor and give it a quick whizz just to break up the garlic cloves, not so far as you make a puree out of them.
Now chuck in the salt and whizz again till everything is all blended together.
Pour your garlic salt onto a baking tray and check there are no actual lumps of garlic in there before baking in a preheated oven for just 10 minutes.
Then break up the salt and whizz it again in your processor and spoon your homemade roasted garlic salt into sterilised jars.
Why bake garlic salt
When I make flavoured salts I often let them dry out overnight in a warm place like above a radiator, on top of the fridge, or in my case on top of the Aga. But for this garlic salt, I wanted that roasted garlic flavour rather than the harsher taste of raw garlic in my salt.
Roasted garlic has a softer, sweeter flavour than fresh garlic.
If you want to just have a basic garlic salt then simply dry the salt out overnight or for 48 hours in a warm place as stated above.
How long will this keep?
Your homemade roasted garlic salt will keep for more than 6 months but will lose its flavour after that time.
Make sure you store your garlic salt in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
Using garlic salt
Use your homemade roasted garlic salt to add that magical garlic flavour to any savoury dish either before cooking or afterwards.
Looking for more super easy seasonings to make at home? Then check out these recipes before you go;
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Homemade Roasted Garlic Salt
- 300 g sea salt go for sea salt crystals
- 8 cloves garlic
- preheat oven to 200C
- Peel garlic and whizz in mini food processor till broken up
- Add salt and whizz to break up salt more and mix everything thoroughly
- Bake for 10 minutes till golden and aromatic
- Break up baked salt and whizz again in mini processor, spoon into sterilised jars