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Rosemary Salt

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This homemade rosemary salt is one of my favorite seasonings. You can use it on roasted pork, seafood, butter, avocado toast, and so much more! This seasoning takes less than 5 minutes to make and saves well for a week in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Rosemary Salt recipe
Rosemary Salt With Garlic and Lemon Zest

I love how fresh this seasoning tastes. The garlic and lemon and the perfect amount of zest along side the fresh rosemary and course sea salt.


Fresh Rosemary- This seasoning really needs fresh rosemary. Freeze dried rosemary or rosemary seasoning can be substituted, but they don’t give off as strong or fresh of flavor.

Salt- I like course sea salt for this recipe

Lemon Zest- Fresh lemon zest adds so much to this seasoning. It also makes it so versatile to cook with. I love lemon zest on grilled tuna steaks especially.

Garlic Cloves- This ingredient can be left out if desired. My family loves garlic so we normally use 1-2 fresh garlic cloves, very finely minced or grated.

Thats it! This seasoning is so simple and only requires 4 ingredients.

How to make Rosemary Salt

Step 1

Start by very finely chopping up fresh rosemary and adding it to a small bowl with your sea salt.

Step 2

Add in fresh lemon zest and grated garlic and mix well to combine.

Step 3

Transfer into an airtight container or ziplock bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a week or the freezer for up to a month and enjoy on all of your favorite foods!

Rosemary Salt

Recipe by Madison Hanson
5.0 from 1 vote
Difficulty: Easy
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  • 4 Tbsp Sea Salt

  • 2 Tbsp Finely Chopped Fresh Rosemary

  • 1-2 Cloves Fresh Garlic Finely Minced or Grated

  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Zest


  • In a bowl, combine the chopped rosemary, sea salt, garlic, and lemon zest.
  • Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to a week or the freezer for up to 3 months.

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How to use Rosemary Salt

My favorite way to use this seasoning is added into my homemade butters and then spread on toasted sourdough. This has become such a staple snack in my household.

This rosemary salt is also so yummy on top of avocado toast with a poached egg. The tanginess of the lemon zest pairs so nicely with the avocado.

I also use this seasoning to quickly season tuna steaks for a quick and easy dinner or on my oven roasted pork tenderloin with cranberries for a simple dinner recipe with a holiday touch.

The possibilities are truly endless with this one! Start out using the seasoning sparingly though since it is a salt based one and add more to taste.

I hope you love and get as much use out of this Rosemary Salt as my family does!