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Olive Salt

Photo: Jennifer Causey
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Serves 96 (serving size: 1/2 teaspoon)

This is no ordinary sea salt! Sprinkle on food right before serving to add concentrated flavor and a crunchy, briny taste of the sea. We especially like Olive Salt on fresh tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • Pitted kalamata olives
  • Maldon sea salt flakes

Nutrition Information

  • calories 3
  • fat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.2 g
  • sodium 159 mg
  • calcium 3 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F.

  2. Place 8 ounces pitted kalamata olives in a food processor; pulse to finely chop (do not puree). Spread olives out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 1 hour or until olives are dried and crisp; cool completely.

  3. Place half of dried olives in an even layer on a cutting board; sprinkle with 2 1/2 teaspoons Maldon sea salt flakes. Finely chop olives. Repeat procedure with remaining olives and 2 1/2 teaspoons Maldon sea salt flakes. Store in an airtight container up to 2 months.