Japanese Matcha Green Tea Salt is a super simple seasoning with the unique flavour of matcha green tea. Mix and matcha this incredible seasoning to a variety of dishes including popcorn, meat, tempura and fruit. A simple, quick sprinkle adds an awesome umami kick.
Hey guys, hope you’re having an awesome start to the weekend. We’re kicking off another Super Simple Saturday with a recipe that’s so easy to make you could probably do it in your sleep, yet is so lip-smackingly delicious you’ll wonder why you never have.
Matcha salt is exactly that – a blend of high quality salt with high quality matcha green tea powder.
While it’s super simple to make, the FLAVOUR it brings is anything but.Japanese Matcha Green Tea Salt - A simple, quick sprinkle adds an awesome umami kick.Click To Tweet
We first came across this quirky blend exactly 12 months ago in a tiny Japanese washoku restaurant in Kyushu. After spending a few days cooking and relaxing at a Zen Temple Homestay, the head monk Jiho-san took us all out for a special dinner to celebrate Sarah’s birthday.
Boy oh boy does that girl get spoilt on her birthday!
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Hitting our table alongside plates of fresh sashimi tuna and crispy fried tempura vegetables, the gloriously bright green crumbly matcha green tea salt was packed with earthy umami flavour.
One sprinkling + one bite = two new happy matcha salt converts.
Not a fan of matcha? No worries – hop on our to our exciting list of miso uses instead. 😉
You can use matcha salt instead of regular salt across a huge range of ingredients and recipes, but what might surprise you is that it even goes well sprinkled over (or infused in) salty-sweet desserts.
There’s a reason why that addictive salty n’ sweet combo is so popular in Asian cuisine, and it only gets better with that extra hit of matcha green tea.
So Just What Can You Jazz Up with Homemade Matcha Green Tea Salt?
AKA Our Matcha Salt Hit List
We were so fascinated with this simple salty seasoning that we hopped online to see what other foodies were doing with it. Here are just a few of our favourites that we’ll be getting our sprinkle on with soon:
- popcorn (yessssss)
- edamame beans
- hash browns
- roast potatoes
- rub or sprinkle for meat / seafood
- poached or scrambled eggs
- maple pancakes
- matcha milkshakes
- vegetables and stir fries
- salted brownies
- salad dressings
And to the person who created Matcha Margharita? We salute you.
To get the best flavour in your homemade matcha salt it’s best to use high quality salt and matcha powder. You only get out what you put in right?
If you missed last week’s Super Simple Saturday, you can check it out here.
- 1 tbsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
- ½ tsp matcha green tea
- Place salt and matcha powder in a small dish and mix to combine.
- Use as a seasoning in place of regular salt, as a rub for meats or seafood, or even in desserts.
- Store in an airtight container in the pantry for later use.