How to Make Celery Salt - Recipe

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Erin Huffstetler
  • Prep Time
    2 min
  • Cook Time
    0 min
  • Total Time
    2 min
  • Yield
    Varies

Once you see how easy it is to make celery salt, you'll never want to buy it again. Check it out this super simple recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 part celery seed
  • 2 parts salt

Preparation

1. Grind the celery seed with a spice grinder, mortar and pestle or food processor.

2. Combine with the salt and mix well.

3. Store your finished celery salt in a jar, and use as needed.

Note: If you use a coarse salt, you may want to grind it as well. It's just a matter of personal preference.

Another Way to Make Celery Salt

Celery salt can also be made from dried celery leaves. Just save the leaves whenever you buy a head of celery for a recipe, and dry them to use in your homemade celery salt.

There are several different ways that you can dry them. The easiest (read: laziest) approach is to lay the leaves out on a plate, and shuffle them around a couple times a day, until they feel dry and crumbly to the touch. The same thing can be accomplished by dropping the leaves into a brown paper lunch bag, and giving the bag a shake a couple times a day, until they're dry.

If you're in a hurry, you can also dry celery leaves in a food dehydrator, or in an oven set to the lowest temp, with the door propped open slightly. If you choose this last method, don't venture far from the oven. The celery leaves will dry quickly, and you definitely don't want them to cook, or worse, burn.

Allow your celery leaves to cool, if you choose a heat method of drying. Then, grind the celery leaves, and mix one part celery leaves to two parts salt to create your celery salt.

Store in an air-tight container.

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