Dill Pickle Flavored Salt is a quick and easy way to add flavor to any food.
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I used to not be a fan of pickles…at all. Hated them as a kid. But I slowly grew to love them and now I can’t get enough! They are just full of flavor and I love the strong vinegar flavor. So if I can’t eat a pickle, might as well make other things taste like them!
Flavored salts are a great kitchen secret weapon! Make any flavors you like, put them in empty jars or shakers, and have them handy. Just sprinkle them on anything you are cooking for instant, easy flavor. Dill Pickle Flavored Salt is especially great for grilling and BBQ food! Even more than meats and veggies, you could put this Dill Pickle Flavored Salt on hard boiled eggs or bread with some olive oil.
This salt is crazy easy to make! Literally just put the ingredients in a food processor, pulse, and you are done! You can use it right away if you want, but the flavors do develop more if you are able to let it sit for a day or longer. It is best to use a small food processor to ensure the blade can reach the ingredients and get a good blend. But a larger food processor works as well. If you do not have a food processor, you can stir it in a small bowl, it will just take a little longer to make sure it is well incorporated.
The pickle juice makes the salt a little wet, so you need to let it dry in a thin layer before storing. I use a large plate or silicone baking mat and just let it sit out. Then just break up the salt with your hands and put in a small container. Little jars or emptied spice jars are perfect for this!
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons pickle brine (juice from a pickle jar)
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- Put the salt, pickle brine, and dried dill weed in a food processor.
- Pulse a few times until everything is incorporated.
- The salt will be slightly wet from the brine. Spread the salt out on a baking sheet and let dry either in a warm oven or overnight. It might stick together a little, but you can easily break it up with your hands when dried to store.
- Pour the salt into a container for storing. The flavors will continue to build over time. Place a pinch of dry, uncooked rice in the container to help keep it from caking and to absorb moisture.