Citrus or Mushroom Flavored Sea Salt


There are sooo many things that have been on my “to do” list for ages. Which is why I like Marisa McClellan’s Food in Jars Challenge.  Some people (me!) just gotta have a deadline!  

Flavored Sea Salt is all the rage and so easy to make at home. See three varieties with lime, orange and shitake mushroom.

Three Flavored Sea Salts

So today (two days before the end of this month’s salt preserving challenge) I made three varieties of Flavored Sea Salt–lime, orange and mushroom.  

Years ago, my then administrative assistant gave me a jar of citrus sea salt as a gift.  The beautiful orange and white colors looked so lovely on toffee and salted caramels, that I’ve rationed it for holiday gift giving.  With under a teaspoon left, making my own was long overdue.  

Processing a dried shitake into powder

The mushroom idea came from Cheri of My Savory Spoon.  I happened to have dried shitakes (I use them in my Cod Poached in Herb Butter) so I pulverized one of them in my blender (she used a coffee grinder).  Easy peasy!

My husband, daughter and I used the Shitake Flavored Sea Salt the same day to top baked potatoes–and my husband is eyeing up the frozen steaks!  

Flavored Sea Salt is all the rage and so easy to make at home. See three varieties with lime, orange and shitake mushroom.

Flavored Sea Salts

How to Make Flavored Sea Salt

From reading a number of different takes on this, the basic principle for making Flavored Sea Salt seems to be this:  Mix equal parts sea salt and finely minced flavoring ingredient, then lay out the flavored salt until dry (dried mushroom plus salt is already dry).  Since I have a dehydrator, I popped my citrus salts in there and they were done in under an hour.  

Mix citrus zest and salt for Flavored Sea Salt

If you want to try a citrus salt I recommend using a microplane to zest your fruit.  It delivers a finely grated zest without the bitter white pith that a bigger grater would give you.  Finally try to get organic if possible, since you will be eating the peel. 

It really was easy and fun.  How often have I said, “should have done this years ago”?

A Giveaway

And while we are talking flavors and citrus, I have a giveaway to share.  I bought some lip balm from a former sponsor (Beessentials) for my daughter and the deal was so good, I picked up some for a lucky reader too.  So if this Flavored Sea Salt post has you thinking of orange & ginger… or lime & coconut, keep reading.  

Lip Balms

This giveaway is for a 5-pack of assorted lip balms from Beessentials.  It is sponsored by Art of Natural Living and open to mailing addresses in the US.  To enter, leave a comment below letting me know if you have any tricks for accomplishing old goals.  For a second entry, follow Art of Natural Living on Pinterest and leave a second comment letting me know that you are doing this.  The giveaway will close at midnight CDT time on March 12.  The winner will be picked randomly and have 24 hours to get back to me with mailing information or another winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

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Citrus or Mushroom Flavored Sea Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons citrus zest (any variety, or a mixture) or dried mushroom powder
  • 2 Tablespoons sea salt
  1. Mix together ingredients until well blended. Dry in dehydrator or in air until dry (which will be immediately if you select mushroom powder)


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  2. These look beautiful. By the way always I have sea salt! I have to try these !!

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