Citrus salt

A few months ago I wrote a review of Sourced Grocer for On the Menu. It’s a gorgeous little cafe/grocer that opened recently in New Farm.  The food is fabulous and I already have a favourite – smashed avocado on sourdough toast with labne. It’s absolutely delicious. The only thing that could make it any better, would be a little sprinkle of citrus salt. When my sister saw I was making the salt she suggested the match and I couldn’t agree more.

Citrus salt

Apart from dusted over avocado toast this salt would brighten up a plain piece of seafood or fish, add a zing to a risotto or give a bowl of steamed veges a little some thing special. It also makes a great gift and I assume it keeps for a while considering salt is used to preserve food. Its so quick to make there’s no excuse not to try it out.

Orange and lemon

Start by spreading the zest on a plate and leaving it for an hour or two to dry out.

A whole lot of salt

Pour all the salt into a large bowl.


Add the citrus zests to the salt.

Citrus salt

Stir it all together.

Bagging it up

Package it up.

Citrus salt


What do you think this would go nicely with?

Citrus salt


Citrus salt

Citrus salt

Yield: 3 cups

Recipe from Steamy Kitchen


  • 750g sea salt flakes - I used Maldon sea salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • zest of one lime


  1. Lay the zest out and set it aside to dry out for a few hours.
  2. Pour the salt into a large bowl and stir through the salt.
  3. Package the salt into jars or bags.

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