Sunday, October 15, 2023

Basil's salt and Caprese salad

I had lots of basil this year from my garden. My freezer is full of pesto!....I know....I will be making pasta with pesto, risotto, minestrone, panini, and so on....

I had my last basil bunch, and I didn't want to make more pesto. A friend told me that she makes Basil's salt....I made it.....and I'm is delicious!!

Basil's salt

You have to wash and dry the basil. Then, you weight it. The proportion is 2:1...2 parts of salt 1 part of basil

160 grams of basil
320 grams of coarse salt
4 garlic cloves

Place the basil, salt, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend it very well until you have a smooth and homogeneous paste. Place it over parchment paper, and bake it at 150F for 5 minutes.

 Then rotate it. I used a total of 15 minutes (2 rotations), and I turned off the oven. After two hours, I touch it and it was dry. Take pieced and put them it in a clean coffee grinder to grind them. Place it in a clean glass is a super delicious salt!....I will be making more herb's salt with the herbs from my garden. I made a caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil's salt....ENJOY!!


  1. Wish I could have some for my tomato salad!

  2. I have never heard of Basil’s salt, but I envy you all the pesto, and I kick myself. We had a bountiful crop of basil this year and used but a fraction of it. We could easily have made pesto!

  3. This is new to me but I love it! Pesto is too oily for me but this would be perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Gracias por la recetas. Te mando un beso.