How to Make Lemon Salt

Lemon salt is what is sounds like––salt with a touch of lemon flavor. It's ideal to have with snacks and to add to dishes that need a lemony salt flavor. This recipe is an inexpensive way to create what some may view as a gourmet food product, while others just view it as a great way to meet a crazing for something salty with a lot of sour mixed in.


  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons salt


  1. 1
    Measure 1 cup of lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of salt together in a small bowl.
  2. 2
    Place the lemon juice and salt in a pan and boil. After about 2 minutes of boiling, a white/yellow crusty substance will start to form and float on the top.
  3. 3
    Scrape off the crust with a spoon.
  4. 4
    Place the crust in a clean bowl.
  5. 5
    Continue to boil. Once again, stop and scrape off the crust.
  6. 6
    Keep the process going. After a while, there will be nothing left, except for the crust.
  7. 7
    Drain all of the juice from the crust. Let it dry on a paper towel.
  8. 8
    Put the crust, now dry, in a small container.
  9. 9
    Eat little by little, or save to put on top of flavorless crackers. It can also be used in your cooking, where you need a salty and lemony flavor at the same time.


  • It will be a little bit runny, but don't worry. You can drain it, but you may find that it tastes better a little bit moist anyway.


  • If you are allergic to lemons, do not use this recipe.

Things You'll Need

  • Small bowl
  • Pan
  • Stirring implement
  • Another bowl
  • Paper towel
  • Small container with lid (airtight)

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Categories: Salt and Pepper