How to Make Citrus Flavored Salt

Flavored salts are simple and easy to make with the Vitamix Barboss Advance. In this episode, Kathy Casey demonstrates how to make a DIY citrus salt that can be used to rim a cocktail glass and goes perfectly with grilled fish and chicken.

zest of 2 lemons zest of 1 large orange 1 1/2 cups kosher salt or Fleur De Sel 1/2 cup kosher salt 1 cup granulated sugar


With a potato peeler, peel the lemon and orange removing the colored part of the skin but not the white pith.

Cut peel in very fine strips, then mince (Reserve fruit for another use). In a large, shallow, glass baking pan, mix citrus zest and salt together and leave uncovered in a warm dry place in the kitchen. Stir a couple of times a day. Let sit at room temperature until the citrus peels are thoroughly dried, this should take about 3 to 5 days. Once zest is dried in the salt process in a Vita Mix blender until the citrus is just incorporated. Add the remaining salt and sugar and process again, pulsing a few times. Store in a dry, tightly covered container at room temperature. Copyright Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen


Munsie 31 May 2016
1:21 pm

This is great! I use finishing salts from The Salt Cellar ( because making them myself isn’t always doable. This inspires me to be more of a DIY person. Have you tried using Himalayan salt at all?

Kathy Casey 7 Jun 2016
1:29 pm

Hi Munsie, great comment! It looks like The Salt Cellar has a lot of great salts; a good go-to if you’re in a pinch. I’ve used Himalayan salt before and it would give this recipe a wonderful hue. Thanks again for watching! -Kathy

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