Herb Salt Recipe by Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken) — Gastronomic Diff

Herb Salt Recipe by Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken)

Herb Salt

Makes 1.5 kg



  • 1kg unwashed herbs, leaves only, picked on dry and sunny day
    Suitable for this technique could be:
    Lovage, Oregano, Thyme, Lemon balm, Sage, Chives, Tarragon, Mint, Fennel, Currant leaves, Garlic leaves
  • 1kg very good-quality sea salt, chilled



  1. Briefly process the herbs in a food processor, making sure that they do not heat up, as this causes them to lose their aroma.
  2. Combine the herbs with the salt and [ass the mixture through a sieve to remove any unwanted plant fibres.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a vacuum-packed bag and freeze until needed or store in an airtight jar, depending on the result that you want.



Nilsson, Magnus. Fäviken. London: Phaidon, 2012. Print.

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