Lemon Thyme Infused Sea Salt is Perfect for Your Seafood Recipe

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

Having grown up in New England, right on Long Island Sound, I can honestly say there are very few varieties of seafood that I don’t like.  And seafood is delicious when flavored with fresh herbs like those in this lemon sea salt recipe.  Thyme is one herb that I actually grow in my own herb garden and it comes back year after year.  By combining fresh herbs, a little bit of citrus, and some coarse sea salt, you have the perfect herb infused sea salt recipe to really bring out the flavor of your fish. And by making this thyme salt recipe up in bulk, you don’t have to worry about always having fresh lemon and thyme in your kitchen!

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Lemon and Thyme Infused Sea Salt Recipe


How to Make Infused Sea Salt

Learning how to make infused sea salt will save you a ton of money.  You will never again purchase those pre made salt seasonings ever again!  If you don’t care for lemon or thyme, the flavor possibilities are endless.  Try lime or oranges for the citrus and rosemary or tarragon for the herb.  I had amazing luck with my tarragon and rosemary last year so those will definitely be planted again this spring if I don’t see any new life out there soon.  You could do a cilantro/lime infused sea salt that would go great in a homemade guacamole recipe!

Lemon and Thyme Salt Recipe and how to make infused sea salt.

Tips for Making DIY Flavored Salts

If you don’t have course sea salt, you can definitely use kosher salt instead for this thyme salt recipe.  I try to stay away from the processed and ‘iodized’ salts on the market today for health reasons.  If you would like to learn more about the different salt varieties, check out my article about making smarter salt choices.  Package this infused sea salt in a cute little jar and you can give it as a gift to your favorite foodie! If you love the lemon/thyme combination, check out my lemon and thyme gardeners hand scrub.  If smells amazing and is great for getting tough dirt stains and kitchen smells off of your hands.  Learn how to grow thyme in your backyard and you will have an endless supply for all of these DIY projects!

Tips for Making DIY Flavored Salts

More Herb Infused Sea Salt Recipes

If you are looking for more herb infused sea salt recipes, I thought I would share a few from other sites.  Seafood is a healthy dinner idea but switching out your seasonings occasionally is always fun!

Check out this homemade red wine sea salt recipe tutorial from PopSugar!

Other DIY pantry recipes you might enjoy

NOTE:  I like a course look to my seasonings.  If you prefer this to be a ‘fine’ powder you can pulse it in a food processor for a few seconds!

DIY Lemon and Thyme Infused Sea Salt Recipe

Lemon and Thyme Infused Sea Salt

Yield: 1/2 cup

Lemon and Thyme Infused Sea Salt

Lemon and Thyme Infused Sea Salt

This lemon and thyme infused sea salt brings out an amazing flavor in just about any seafood recipe. Easy to make and nothing artificial.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground sea salt
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme


  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Place salt mixture on a cookie sheet and spread out thinly
  3. Bake in a 225 degree oven for 2 hours, mixing gently after one hour
  4. Remove from oven and let cool
  5. Using the flat part of a spoon, gently press out any lumps that have formed.
  6. Store in a tightly sealed glass jar
  7. To use, sprinkle onto seafood to taste either before or after cooking.

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