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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!

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

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A fresh and delicious tomato and watermelon salad seasoned with beautiful Aztec sea salt. Includes a code to get a free bag of Aztec Sea Salt!

Ingredients

3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 small seedless watermelon, chopped
1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
3-4 ounces feta cheese, cubed
Fresh mint
Sea salt
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Directions

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.

Salad Basics.

Salad Basics.

Chopping Watermelon

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.

Easy slicing!

Easy slicing!

Then, working from the top down, make a grid with your knife like so…

Then a checkerboard.

Then a checkerboard.

Then you can just flip the watermelon over and whack it gently. The cubes will just fall right out!

Just flip it over!

Just flip it over!

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.

All together now.

All together now.

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!

Done deal!

Done deal!

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.

39 comments on “A Salt Revolution

  1. I signed up for the Email alert for when it becomes available again. I hope the same deal applies. The watermelon and tomato salad sounds great. I just happen to have a small, seedless watermelon available right now in my fridge! ;)
    Larry

  2. I remember how astonishing it was the first time I had a salad with watermelon, tomato, feta and mint. A Moroccan restaurant in southern New Mexico, sadly it didn’t stay open long, much too exotic for the folks there it seems. Still, we got there a few times and always ordered that salad, amazing combination. Have been using sea salts for years. Found it to be fairly common in Europe, and not just the French. It seemed to be the standard option in Portugal, very inexpensive, and yes always a little damp. My favorite wow salt is Manuka smoked stuff from New Zealand, love a tiny pinch of smoked salt on tomatoes. For ‘table salt’ use I go for Real Salt from the Redmond Co in Utah. Folks think it has the pepper mixed in when they see it because of all the flecks of what seems to be most of the periodic table of elements. I will have to order this one, I do like the larger textured stuff for finishing a dish like this, sea salts really do add something special, and they do vary in flavor!

    1. Ya… it really is a sweet flavor combo.
      I really like that Real Salt as well. They make good stuff. Thanks for the comment!

    1. Hey Deanna,
      Sorry…. yea… the code got copied to a large deals site and the inventory was quickly snatched up. We are trying to figure out a way to offer a few more bags just to Macheesmo readers. :)

      1. Thanks Nick – this deal was used up in about 45 minutes and took away all of my inventory, so we’ve come up with another deal on another product. You can find the other salt at — this is our best Fleur de Sel sea salt. It’s not coarse like the one featured in this article, but it’s packed with minerals and the taste is exceptional. You’ll get this NATURAL fleur de sel sea salt which sells for $60 a lb, as a sample for $3.99.

        To redeem –
        1. Go to http://www.amazon.com/Aztec-Fleur-Sel-Unprocessed-Satisfaction/dp/B00L8W5YFA/ie=UTF8m=A2TP5M24YPIDJ7&keywords=popcorn+fleur+de+sel+sea+salt
        2 Add to wish list (grey button on the right hand side)
        3. Click add to cart – and use Coupon Code F1VESALT (notice the 1 is not an I)
        4. In 4 or 5 days, PLEASE leave us honest feedback. This sampler is done on the honour system so we’re relying on you to be honest and leave us feedback on Amazon. We will be following up with people, and those that leave reviews will get notified of other crazy specials that we have. Leave us a review at http://www.amazon.com/Aztec-Fleur-Sel-Unprocessed-Satisfaction/dp/B00L8W5YFA/

        I look forward to hearing what your readers think of this salt. Please note – this is NOT table salt in any way shape or form. Leave it in a bowl and pinch it out as needed and put away that salt shaker with rice in it, in fact, throw it away.

  3. I have just started experimenting with salts other than table and kosher. I was totally surprised at the differences. I didn’t expect that. I would love an email when there is another code.
    Thanks.

  4. First off, congratulations on the upcoming baby! I love your site, and always find new ideas- which I make and share. I’d love to take advantage of the salt offer when it becomes available again!
    Oh- and as for professional vs. your photography, nothing, NOTHING beats the candid shots parents take. Those are the ones that will last in memory- and are sooooo much better than a contrived, professional one. Your photography is really good and you can probably do as well as, if not better, than an impersonal professional.

  5. From Louisiana – when we serve watermelon there’s always a salt shaker nearby. (sorry – not “high quality” just your basic shaker – the salt gets wet just the same.) I thought everyone did that. Some people want salt, some don’t. Some day’s it’s tasty, some days you just want unadorned watermelon! Who knew? Learn something new every day! Cut your melon in a grid, good for toddlers! (or people like me who want a slice of melon but don’t want to have to slurp a melon in a half circle. whatever floats your boat.)

  6. I wounder how this would work on homemade crackers or even some kind of cookie or chocolate candy?

  7. I’d love to get in on the deal code if you mange to find a few more. Also this salad looks great. I think I’m going to make for a BBQ this weekend….but will have to use another salt. Do you think simple sea salt will do?

  8. Nick,
    had all kinds of trouble applying the code for several days–finally got in today, followed your instructions–when I applied the discount code was told it was too late ?
    gordon

    1. Hey Gordon!

      The code was exhausted b/c it got copied onto a large deals website unfortunately. I’m working on getting a replacement deal to email to just my readers.

      Cheers!

  9. I’ve been experimenting with different salts lately and I love the difference they can make; I’d love to try this one!

  10. Nick – this is such a wonderful giveaway…thanks! I’ve been trying out different types of salt recently, and I’d love a chance to try this one.

    Thanks again!

  11. Oh this looks good!
    I’d love to try the Aztec salt. I’ll have to look into it. Thanks Nick!

  12. I had placed an order, but Amazon bounced it back to me and said it was no longer in stock :-(
    I recently received a smoked chocolate sea salt and a truffle salt that I’ve been playing with in baked goods, and I would love to try this salt as well!

    1. Hey Amy,
      If you look up a few in the comment list, Geordie from Salt Revolution left a comment with instructions on the new code. Hope you get a chance to try it out!

    1. Hey Ana, Geordie from Salt Revolution left a comment a few above yours with the new code instructions. Hope you like it!

  13. I know I’m a little late to the party but I’d love to try this salt. Despite my tardiness, any codes issued recently?
    Thanks!!
    Joe

    1. Hey Joe! Sorry man but I think the promotion is over at this point. They might issue a new one for readers in the future though!

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