I have a problem. It’s a good problem, but a problem, nevertheless. I have a garden overflowing with herbs and need to find ideas to use them Today is another installment in what is apparently becoming a series. “What am I going to do with all these herbs in my garden?” I had a ton of chives. I know, I know. You can use them on potato dishes and they’re great, but what else could I do? Once I made my easy fresh oregano thyme salt recipe, I decided “Why not make fresh chive sea salt too?” This stuff is amazing! It’s so flavorful you only need a pinch and so pretty when displayed. Best of all, it’s only two ingredients!
Easy Homemade Chive Sea Salt Recipe:
You’ll need fresh chives and sea salt. Yep, that’s it! Here’s how to make it:
Wash and dry 1/2 cup fresh chives. Use a food processor (this is easier!) or a blender to chop the chives into small pieces. You can also mince the chives by hand if you prefer.
Mix the chives with 1 cup sea salt until blended. Place the chive/salt mixture on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Spread the salt evenly in a thin layer across the sheet. This is a key step to helping it dry evenly! Place the salt mixture in a 200 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally.
Remove the salt from the oven and allow to cool. Break up any clumps and store in air tight containers.
- 1 cup sea salt
- ½ cup fresh chives, washed
- Blend chives in food processor or blender until finely chopped. Mix with the sea salt.
- Spread the sea salt mixture onto a baking tray lined with waxed paper. Bake at 200 degrees for one hour, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Break up any clumps and store in an airtight container.