Avoiding salt? Here is the perfect Salt Substitute for Seasoning Salt. Use as you would any seasoning salt. And when you make it yourself you save.
Make in quantity and it makes a great gift. You probably know lots of family members, and friends who are either avoiding salt or want to up the quality of their meals. Substituting your homemade salt replacement will make it so easy for them, too.
Best way to save? Start with your own organically raised herbs you grow and dry. Pick at their peak and hang to dry in a cool, dark place.
When thoroughly dry, strip the leaves from the stalks and continue to store in a cool, dry place for full flavor and best color retention. Yes, dried herbs can fade.
You can always freeze the extra or make your own flavored vinegar. If you're going to freeze them, there are two good ways.
Another way to use a bountiful harvest of fresh herbs is the make your own Flavored Herb Vinegar.
Here's a super speedy way to make them:
Microwave Herb Vinegar
Use 1 or more well washed sprigs of fresh mint, tarragon or oregano
1 to 2 cups white or cider vinegar
Add one or more sprig into a clean glass bottle.
Add vinegar. Microwave uncovered at High for 30 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes - until bottle is just warm to the touch. Check every 30 seconds.
Cap and let stand in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks before using.
Makes 1 to 2 cups.
After opening, store in refrigerator and use within 2 months.
TIP: Mint flavored Vinegar is good in Fruit Salad.
Herb vinegar may replace white or cider vinegar in any recipe.
ground cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp dried savory
1 tsp ground mace
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tsp ground dried grated lemon peel
Mix until well blended.
Add by the teaspoonful or Tablespoonful as called for in your recipes or to taste.
Use as you would any seasoning salt.
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