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Easy 2 Ingredient Lemon Salt

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Making lemon salt couldn’t be easier and you love all the ways you can use it. Made with just two handy ingredients there are a number of ways to use it.

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A glass jar with lemon salt sitting on a table with lemons around it.


As you can see from the photo, you need only 2 ingredients – sea salt and lemons. You can have this ready in a matter of minutes and just in time to use in recipes when you make dinner.

Salt and Lemons for Lemon Salt


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You can use it in so many ways
  • It’s easy to make
  • It’s great for gift-giving to friends and neighbors

You’ll need a citrus zester for this recipe. This is a very handy tool to have in the kitchen and is the best way to zest citrus. 

Not only can you use it to zest fruit with it, but you can also grate chocolate, ginger, garlic, and more. 


Can I substitute table salt for sea salt?

Absolutely! I absolutely love using sea salt in my cooking but table salt, and even Kosher salt, are suitable substitutions.

How can I use Lemon Salt?

I have used lemon salt in a variety of ways. These are some of my favorites:

  • Use as a finishing salt for various fish dishes.
  • Rim a margarita glass.
  • Use in baking when a recipe calls for salt, especially in a complimentary recipe like my blueberry lemon bars with shortbread crust.
  • Use it as the salt in a brine for chicken.

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How long will Citrus Salt keep?

Store the lemon, or citrus, salt in a covered container with your other seasonings for about 2 weeks. I actually like to keep it on the counter so I remember to use it.

Once you zest the lemons you can still juice them, so don’t toss them before doing so.

Citrus Salt Variations

Lemon salt is truly wonderful but you can also make other citrus salts. Instead of using lemon zest, substitute lime, orange, or grapefruit zest.

A combination of lemon and lime would be delicious too, especially on fish.

If you buy the sea salt in bulk then you can make a variety for holiday gift giving. It would be nice to gift a lemon, lime, and orange salt as a package of three to friends or as a hostess gift.

Lemon Salt

Lemon Salt

Yield: ½ cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Use lemon salt in a variety of ways.


  • ½ cup sea salt
  • Zest from one medium lemon


  1. Measure salt and place it into a bowl.
  2. Add lemon zest and add to the salt in the bowl.
  3. Stir to combine and pour into a container to store.

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Sunday 21st of August 2022

So simple yet so many uses!! Rim glasses, as a finishing salt, add to baked goods. I have lemons in the fridge. Now I need some salt!

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