Salt & spice recipes – let’s get looking so you can start cooking!

Salt & spice recipes – learn how to cook using gourmet specialist salts, finest herbs and world spices.

By using salt as a preservative, binding agent, or seasoning you can flavor, infuse, dust, and color your dishes and drinks. And by adding some herbs and spices to your dishes you can travel the world from your kitchen. Read through our delicious recipes for beginners, or for those with a little bit more experience.

In this section, we have tried to gather together a useful selection of recipes for you to try. All use a sprinkle of salt or a pinch spice.

So, let’s get looking so you can start cooking!

  • Caprese Quinoa Salad with Mozzarella Cheese
    Caprese Quinoa Salad with Mozzarella Cheese Would you like to prepare a Caprese Quinoa Salad with Mozzarella Cheese? Here is a simple to prepare, no-cook, fast, and fresh healthy meal – what could be easier? Caprese salad … Read more
  • Barbeque salt – which should I use?
    Barbeque salt – should I use it? Have you ever tried using barbeque salt? With so many flavors and varieties now available you can spice up meat, chicken, fish and vegetables all by sprinkling on a little … Read more
  • Creamy chicken with bacon penne and sea salt
    Creamy chicken with bacon, penne and sea salt. This is a quick and easy chicken dish, for two people, that can be prepared in minutes.  As everything is prepared in one large pan there is no messy … Read more
  • Apple Cranberry & Cinnamon Crisp
    Apple Cranberry & Cinnamon Crisp Have you tried an Apple, Cranberry & Cinnamon Crisp? You don’t know what you are missing. This fun and easy recipe will have you tucking into a delicious dish that has an … Read more
  • Spiced Cranberry Margarita with sea salt rim
    Spiced Cranberry Margarita with sea salt rim What is more festive than a Spiced Cranberry Margarita at Christmas? And moreover, if you add the sea salt rim it adds a level of texture and taste not found … Read more
  • Margarita Cocktail with Kosher salt rim
    Margarita Cocktail with Kosher salt rim What tastes nicer than a Margarita cocktail? Any suggestions? Nope? Well guess what? We can’t think of anything either. So here is a simple to prepare Margarita cocktail with Kosher salt … Read more
  • Baked salmon with Himalayan salt
    Baked salmon with Himalayan salt – have you ever wanted to cook salmon fillets but you didn’t know where to start? Here is a simple to prepare, fast cooking healthy meal, ready in 25 minutes – what … Read more

Just remember to follow the recommended daily guidelines for the consumption of salt – see below. And don’t forget to consider salt that may already be in food that you eat within your daily diet.

For adults the recommended guidelines advise that the minimum amount of salt you should consume should be less than 6g per day (2.4g sodium) – approximately 1 standard teaspoon of salt.  However, the amount children are allowed to consumer is less than this.

  • Children aged 1 to 3 should have no more than 2g of salt per day (0.8g of sodium)
  • Children aged 4 to 6 should have no more than 3g of salt per day (1.2g of sodium)
  • Children aged 7 to 10 should have no more than 5g salt per day (2g sodium) 
  • Children 11 years and over should have no more than 6g salt per day (2.4g sodium)

Summary for Salt & Spice Recipes

Don’t be shy – just go ahead and try. Get inspirational ideas on how to use salt, herbs, and spices in your everyday cooking. Whether it is for seasoning or garnishing there is something on the market for you. Steaks, fish, stews, all benefit from the addition of salt. Add spices and herbs to create Moroccan dishes, or delicious Asian food. So, check out the recipes and see which you would like to make.

Have you tried baking with salt? A pinch of Kosher or Himalayan pink salt can make all the difference to your final bake. Add salt to your crumble topping to give a crunchy texture to the dessert.

Or have you always wanted to re-create your favorite meal when you come home after travelling? Well now you can. Add some spices to your next dish.

Which salt should you use on your Margarita glass? Is it to add a level of sweetness or bitterness? I’m sure you will have fun finding out.

“Salt is the only rock directly consumed by man. It corrodes but preserves, desiccates but is wrested from the water. It has fascinated man for thousands of years not only as a substance he prized and was willing to labour to obtain, but  also as a generator of poetic and of mythic meaning. The contradictions it embodies only intensify its power and its links with experience of the sacred.”

Margaret Visser, 20th century author

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