How to Make Sriracha Salt

How to Make Sriracha Salt on Dear Handmade Life

Everyone loves Sriracha. And everyone loves salt. So combining the two is quite possibly one of the best things ever.

I’ve been making this recipe for Sriracha Salt. It’s a super simple process. I mean really, really simple.

This is not a light flavored salt. It’s full of flavor. And it would be great on almost anything. Eggs, quesadillas, the rim of your margarita glass, popcorn, meat, yogurt…..ok. I’m kidding about the yogurt part.

So go make yourself some of this stuff. Make a double or triple batch (like I did) and give it away to your friends. They will think you are the coolest, and then you can thank me later.




-Shallow pan

-Parchment paper

-Kosher salt, or some other large crystal salt


-Measuring cups & measuring spoons


-Wooden spoons

*If you plan on giving the salt away as gifts or just want something cool to store it in, we love these small mason jars or these awesome mini glass jars with cork stoppers.

How to Make Sriracha Salt on Dear Handmade Life

How to do it:

1. Preheat your oven to 350.

2. Line your shallow pan with parchment paper.

3. Measure out 1/2 cup of salt and pour into mixing bowl.

4. Measure out 5 teaspoons of Sriracha and pour over salt.How to Make Sriracha Salt on Dear Handmade Life


5. Mix with a spoon until all blended together.How to Make Sriracha Salt on Dear Handmade Life

How to Make Sriracha Salt on Dear Handmade Life6. Spread into an even layer in the shallow pan lined with parchment paper and put into preheated oven.

How to Make Sriracha Salt on Dear Handmade LifeHow to Make Sriracha Salt on Dear Handmade LifeNow pay attention to this part.  It’s SLIGHTLY important.


If you don’t, the Sriracha salt will burn in about five minutes, causing you (and your kids, or anyone else in the house) to cough and cough and cough. Then you will have to carry black smoking burnt Sriracha salt outside to your trash cans and dump it…possibly the pan and all. And then you will be sad that you wasted all that good stuff cause you didn’t read the directions right. Just sayin’. The idea is to dry the salt. Not cook it.

8. Let the pan sit in your oven for hours. For reals. Hours. It will make your house smell really good…and you will be tempted to open the door. But don’t. It’s drying in there. Let it dry. (Also, make sure you don’t try to do this right before you plan on cooking in your oven….cause that won’t work either.)

9. When the oven is completely cooled, pull out your pan.

10. Pour into a jar and set right next to your stove so that you can use it all the time. Or hide it in the back of the cupboard so that your roommates don’t use it all up when you are at work. Whatever.

How to Make Sriracha Salt on Dear Handmade Life(You can pulse the salt through a food processor to make it finer, but I usually just shake it up in the jar really hard to get all the big clumps out. I’m lazy that way. )

How to Make Sriracha Salt
Author: Angie Andre
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 5 teaspoons Sriracha
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a shallow baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Mix salt and Sriracha until combined.
  4. Spread in a even layer on pan and put in oven.
  5. Turn off oven and let dry in the heat.
  6. The process can take 2-3 hours depending on how thick your layer of salt is.
  7. When the oven is cool, pull out and break up.
  8. Store in closed container.



  1. Oops. I used 5 *tablespoons* of sriracha. If it actually dries out (looks like it is), I’ll probably just mix it up with some plain kosher salt and see how that works out. Oopsie! No harm though. Half cup of salt and some sriracha. Not breaking the bank!

    Next time I might try to mix some lime juice in as well. Sprinkle it on edamame or green beans or some roasted brussels sprouts!!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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