Add amazing Mediterranean flavours to your cooking with this homemade Mediterranean seasoning salt. You can get the flavours into your cooking all at once and add pizazz to any dish.
Homemade Mediterranean Seasoning Salt
Seasoning salts are all the rage these days and can be pretty pricey in the shops so why not make your own?
My recipe for Mediterranean seasoning salt brings together all the gorgeous flavours of the Mediterranean with sea salt to make the perfect kitchen condiment to add to your cooking.
Packed with flavour this Mediterranean seasoning salt makes the perfect foodie gift.
Something that is tasty, useful and lasts for ages. Ticks all the boxes for me. Pop a jar into your Christmas hampers with a little card saying how to use it.
So easy, even the kids can make this
It is one of those foodie gifts that you can even get the kids to make, perfect for them to make their own little hampers for Grannie, Aunties etc and don’t forget some male relatives can even enter the realm of the kitchen too!
Only one word of warning for kids is using the dried chilli flakes, make sure they wash their hands thoroughly after touching them. Don’t want any nasty stinging incidents, ouch!
Ingredients for Mediterranean salt
Dried orange peel
The other ingredients for these Mediterranean seasoning salts are all very probably in your store cupboard already and if not are easy to find in the shops.
You will need sea salt crystals, dried sage, fennel seeds, dried rosemary, dried thyme, dried oregano, garlic granules, dried crushed chilli flakes and black peppercorns.
Other requirements are a large bowl to mix everything in and small sterilised jars to pack your Mediterranean seasoning salts in.
How to make Mediterranean seasoning salt
First, dry the orange peel – All you need to do is peel off a strip of orange peel (unwaxed orange please or just scrub a normal orange in hot soapy water, rinse thoroughly and dry) avoiding as much of the bitter white pith as possible.
Chop the peel finely and set on some kitchen roll in a warm place (above a radiator, airing cupboard etc) overnight to dry completely.
Now mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl then scoop into sterilised jars and lebel.
How long will these seasoning salts keep?
These Mediterranean salts will keep for up to a year in a cool dry place.
How to use Mediterranean seasoning salt
You can use these salts in salad dressings or just as a normal salt seasoning
When roasting veggies or meats (especially pork, lamb and chicken)
Sprinkle Mediterranean salt on your crisps/chips for a punch of fabulous flavour
And in salad dressings too.
That’s it, no cooking involved, another easy foodie gift for friends and family at Christmas.
This recipe makes a great foodie gift, so why not check out my post on how to make Christmas hampers.
Looking for more super easy seasonings and sauces to make at home? Then check these out before you go;
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Mediterranean Seasoning Salt
- 500 g sea salt crystals
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp peppercorns
- 1 tsp dried crushed chilli
- 1 tsp dried orange peel chopped
- 1 tsp garlic granules
- To make the dried orange peel simply grate about ¼ of an orange on to kitchen paper and set aside above a radiator to dry out overnight
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and pack into sterilised jars with grinder tops
- Use on salads, in vinegrettes and dressings, on veggies for roasting and with chicken and other meats when roasting or grilling