Twinkle spice

This is what we dip the cherry tomatoes in — but it makes a great gift too! Spiced salt — or, in this case, salted spice — adds a ton of flavor to food, which actually encourages people to use less salt! Plus, it keeps well and can be used in a lot of different dishes. 

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Hands-on time: 5   |    Total time: 5   |    Makes: 1 Cup


Measuring cup
Small bowl
Spoon, for mixing
Small clean, empty jar with lid 


1⁄4 cup kosher salt
1⁄2 cup curry powder, five-spice powder, chili powder, or ground ginger


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl and mix well.
  2. Spoon or pour the mixture into the jar for gifting. 


Instead of the spice, consider mixing the salt with 1⁄2 cup dried herbs that you crush in your hands before adding: basil, oregano, and thyme are all good options.