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Citrus Lemon and Lime Salt - Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Citrus Lemon and Lime Salt - Recipe

Make your own citrus salt at home with a mixture of sea salt and both lemon and lime zest, using either dried zest or fresh zest that can be dried in a dehydrator or oven. Here is the recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Drying Time6 hrs
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus salt, dehydrator, salt
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Calories: 1kcal

Ingredients

  • Zest from 1 lemon dried or fresh
  • Zest from 1 lime dried or fresh
  • 1 cup coarse Sea Salt

Instructions

If using FRESH Lemon and Lime Zest

  • Use a zester to zest the lemon and lime. Save the fruit for a later use.
  • Use your hands to blend the salt and lemon and lime zest in a mixing bowl before dehydrating. The oils in your hand help mix things up.
  • Spread the lemon-lime salt over a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate at 125 degrees F for about 6-8 hours, or until the zest is completely dried through. Alternatively, spread the lemon-lime salt over a baking sheet and dry in the oven at 125 degrees F for about 6-8 hours, or until the zest is completely dried through. If your oven doesn't go to that low of a temperature, crack the oven a bit to let in some air flow.
  • Next, grind down the larger zest into the salt with a mortar and pestle. I used my molcajete. A spice grinder works as well, but try not to over process.
  • Use at needed.
  • If using DRIED lemon and lime zest, simply grind down the zest into the salt with a mortar and pestle. I used my molcajete. A spice grinder works as well, but try not to over process. Use as needed.

Notes

Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal | Sodium: 7073mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg