Chile Salt by Life Currents

Chile Salt

Author Debi


  • 1 fresh bright red chile seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup coarse Kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 200° F with rack in middle. Line a large baking sheet with a nonstick liner, like a Silpat.
  2. Place chile and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until well incorporated. Spread chile salt on the Silpat lined baking sheet. Dry the chile salt in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Without removing the chile salt from the oven, turn the oven off and allow salt to dry overnight in the warm oven.
  3. The next day, carefully remove the dried chile salt from the oven, and break up any clumps. Using a funnel, pour salt into pretty jars.

Recipe Notes

Makes 1 cup