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Citrus Finishing Salt

Tamara Andersen
Just a hint of citrus will brighten grilled fish, seafood, and chicken, and liven up grilled, steamed, and sauteed veggies!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Cuisine Eclectic
Calories 1 kcal


  • 1 blood orange (see notes)
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 lime
  • ½ cup flaked sea salt


  • Remove zest from your citrus using a peeler or wide slot microplane. Don't use a citrus zester. 
  • Place on a baking sheet or glass pan sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Place in a warm oven ("warm" or "proof" setting). Allow to remain in the oven until zest is completely dehydrated. This process takes about 6 hours (depending on temperature).
  • Add citrus zest and flaked sea salt to the bowl of a small food processor. Pulse several times until well combined, and there are not large pieces of zest.
  • Store in an airtight container.


I used the 3 citrus fruits mentioned above. Feel free to use your own combination. You're looking for ¾-1 cup of loosely packed zest...


Calories: 1kcal
Keyword DIY finishing salts, finishing salt recipes, food gifts, salt
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