Herbes Salees (Salted Herbs)

Melissa T.


The original recipe I have is in a family cookbook compiled by my great-aunt Lillian years ago. This particular recipe is one that was actually in my great-grandmother Cora St. Hilaire's own handwriting. The original reads as follows: "Chop fine + mix together equal amounts of chives, celery leaves, onion greens, summer savory, parsley + carrots. Pick in layers + coarse salt between in a scalded pint sealer, sprinkling 2 tbsp of cold water to the filled jar cover + set aside few days before using. Will keep throughout winter. Add a little of seasoning to soups, omelet, stuffing, stews. Cora"


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20 Min
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1 bunch
fresh chives , finely chopped
1 bunch
celery leaves, finely chopped
1 bunch
green onions, finely chopped
1 bunch
fresh savory, finely chopped
1 bunch
fresh carrots, finely chopped
coarse salt, to taste

How to Make Herbes Salees (Salted Herbs)


  • 1Finely chop all herbs and carrots, and mix them together in a bowl. The original recipe only specified using equal amounts of all the herbs, so adjust the amounts as needed to fill the canning jar you choose.
  • 2Pack the chopped mixture into a sterilized canning jar in layers, generously sprinkling each layer with the coarse salt. Once jar is filled, sprinkle 2 tbs of cold water over top of everything. Cover jar and set aside for a few days before using. Keeps well if you only use clean utensils to scoop it out each time.
  • 3Use as a seasoning when making soups, stews, omelets, stuffing, etc.
  • 4Store jar in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

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About Herbes Salees (Salted Herbs)

Course/Dish: Seasoning Mixes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Heirloom

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