A Salt Revolution
This post brought to you by Salt Revolution. All opinions are 100% mine.
Salt is one of those things that comes in so many different shapes and sizes, it’s hard to keep it straight as a consumer. I keep a whole bunch of salts in my pantry, but I had never used this particular brand of salt before they contacted me and offered to send me a bag to try out.
I think the thing that surprised me the most was that it wasn’t a totally dry salt. It had a little bit of moisture to it and a natural texture and flavor that was better than any other salt in my pantry. In other words, I really liked it and immediately came up with a fun summer recipe that I thought really showed off its flavor.
What goes great with a really high quality salt? Tomatoes, of course. But also… watermelon!
1) Roughly chop tomatoes and cube watermelon. Slice red onions really thin.
2) Toss vegetables with olive oil and vinegar. Then stir in cubed feta cheese and fresh mint.
3) Sprinkle generously with sea salt (to taste) right before serving.
It turns out tomatoes and watermelon go together really well. Also, if you’ve never tried it, sprinkle a little salt on a slice of watermelon the next time you eat it. MIND BLOWING.
Dealing with a whole watermelon can be a bit of a struggle but I saw a fun way to cube one up recently.
Cut the watermelon in half and then use a knife to cut horizontally through the watermelon. Leave it intact on one side though. Don’t cut all the way through it.
Then, working from the top down, make a grid with your knife like so…
Then you can just flip the watermelon over and whack it gently. The cubes will just fall right out!
Making the Salad
Once you’ve cubes your watermelon and tomatoes, toss it together with the red onions, vinegar, and olive oil. Then add the feta cheese. I like to add some sea salt now also.
If the salt is too coarse for your liking, don’t grind it! Because it has some moisture to it, it won’t grind well. You can just rub it between your fingers though and it will break down.
Add the mint last and I also like to sprinkle more salt on to taste right before serving. I like to leave the finishing salt coarse so it adds some salty crunch to the salad.
So fresh and delicious!
A Salty Offer
(UPDATE: This offer was copied over to a large deals forum and the entire inventory was purchased. I’ve removed the code for now, but will also try to find a way to get a few more bags for Macheesmo readers only. If you are interested in getting a bag to try out, leave a comment on this post and I’ll send interested parties a personal email with the new code they can use!)
This is a great salad and you should make it no matter what, but you should seriously also try out the Aztec salt.
You can snag a bag now for just 99 cents plus shipping. That’s kind of an insane deal for you love readers!
Steps to get your near-free bag of delicious Aztec Sea Salt:
1) Head on over to their Amazon page.
2) Click on the Add To Cart and complete the checkout process.
3) On the final page, in the coupon code box, add the ####
4) Once you receive and try out the salt, please leave HONEST feedback on Amazon! They will be following up with everyone that uses the coupon code.