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Cumin and Lemon Salt

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I love cumin! It is my favorite savory spice and probably the most used spice in Indian cuisine. I love it in tomato soup, on roasted vegetables and of course in my curries.

Cumin and Lemon Salt by Indiaphile.info

Last week, the Splendid Table podcast featured Sally Schneider who made an herb salt with garlic and rosemary. Schneider talked about how salt is a great carrier for infusing flavors into food and I had to try it. Of course, I decided to make a spice salt with the flavors I love most – cumin and lemon with a touch of black pepper.
Cumin and Lemon Salt by Indiaphile.info

Since I made this a few days ago, I’ve been using it on literally everything from the green beans I roasted for dinner last night to the protein and vegetable smoothies Steve makes after a workout. It’s delicious!

Lemon Cumin Salt

Cumin and Lemon Salt

A useful salt with cumin and lemon
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Spices
Cuisine Indian
Servings 24
Calories 2 kcal


  • 2 tbsp cumin freshly roasted and coarsely ground
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest I used a microplane
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns ground
  • 2 tbsp sea salt


  • Roast cumin seeds on a dry pan until fragrant.
  • Coarsely grind the cumin seeds and black peppercorns in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and lay out on a sheet pan to dry for about a day or so.


Calories: 2kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 582mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword salt, spice mix
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