Citrus Salts and Strawberry Sugar

These are really fun recipes because they’re not something you’ll serve for dinner one night and be done with. (At least I hope not.) Nope, here’s a way to make your own pantry staples. DIY time!

Citrus salts are great sprinkled on fish or fresh veggies, but the most obvious use is decorating the rim of a margarita glass. They can be easily adjusted to your own preferences; I’m thinking a lemon-lime combo would be awesome. Strawberry sugar… well I suppose it could add sparkle to a frosted cupcake, but it’s so perfectly paired to a daiquiri I don’t know why you’d ever want to separate the two. :)

Also, you could probably make your own pixy stix by filling paper straws with strawberry sugar. But that would be a very bad idea.

Citrus Salts and Strawberry Sugar | Lingonberry Jam Citrus Salts and Strawberry Sugar | Lingonberry Jam


Lemon Salt

  • 1/3 cup kosher flake salt
  • 1 heaping Tbs. fresh lemon zest

Chipotle-Lime Salt

  • 1/3 cup kosher flake salt
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime zest
  • 1/4 tsp. ground chipotle

Strawberry Sugar

  • 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar

For citrus salts, combine ingredients in a small bowl. Bake on a foil-lined cookie sheet at 225° F for about 60 minutes, or until zest is dried out and crumbles when pinched between two fingers. Let cool.

For strawberry sugar, place strawberries in a ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add sugar to the bag and shake until well-combined.

Store at room-temperature in airtight containers.

Sources: Adapted from 101 Cookbooks, Rosemarried, and One Hungry Mama.


4 thoughts on “Citrus Salts and Strawberry Sugar

  1. I would like to place an order for the lemon-lime for margaritas, please. You know how I love that salt around the rim!!

  2. Pingback: Lemon Curd | Lingonberry Jam

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