A sprinkle of high-quality salt can elevate any dish from so-so to sublime, but when that salt is infused with flavor, it takes it to a higher level still. Here's a few of our favorite finishing salts that are quick and easy to make, and make great gifts.
Chile Salt Kick up your flakes with the potent punch of peppers, by mixing it with dried chiles, fresh chiles -- or everyone's favorite hot sauce, sriracha. (Image via Larder Love.)
Mushroom Salt Fancy truffle salt costs a small fortune, but you can make umami-rich mushroom salt at home for a fraction the cost. (Image via Urban Nettle.)
Herb Salt Leverage the natural aromas from herbs both fresh and dried to create a seasoning salt that adds depth of flavor. Or layer fresh herbs and vegetable trimmings with salt until fermented and dried to make homemade bouillon. (Image via The View from Great Island.)
Wine Salt Steep the salt in good quality wine and herbs, then dehydrate it for a rich seasoning that adds both deep flavor and surprising color. (Image via Well Preserved.)