I find that many (and I mean many) times, I buy herbs to have them spoil in the fridge. A good friend came up with a great solution to this wastefulness, infused salts. I make these for myself and I make them as easy and cheap presents.
How to Make Infused Salts
Dry your herb of choice in an uncovered bowl so you have 1/2 cup at the end of the process. Once it has dried, put the herb in a mortar with a large style of salt (like Sea Salt or Kosher Salt). If you are lazy like me, you can throw them into your food processor.
If you want to get a bit saucier, add some orange rinds or even some ground red pepper flakes for a hit of spice.
Grab a cup of coarse kosher salt (or another type of coarse salt). Add the salt to your mortar or food processor. Process until it is mixed together nicely. Your batch of infused salt is done.
Infused Salt Flavor Ideas
Citrus Infused Salts: Think lemon, lime, orange…any citrus fruit will do. What can you use them on? How about Margaritas? Or fish (salmon with orange salt comes to mind).
Rosemary Lemon: This would be awesome with some soft cheese, lamb or chicken.