Mined from deep within the foothills of the Himalayas, Himalayan Pink Salt is more than a trendy salt with a pretty, pink, exotic appearance. Busy work weeks, kids learning from home and everything else in between force all of us to multi-task, so we want to assist by finding simple ways to help make good choices for your families. After all, you are our Natierra family. Here are four ways to bring this ingredient, a staple in gourmet kitchens across the globe - into your everyday dishes!
1. Amp Up Your Salad Dressings
A big urban myth: making your own salad dressing is a daunting task. We are here to bust that myth. One of the simplest ways to take a meal to the next level is by making a homemade salad dressing! Adding a pinch of Himalayan Pink salt will give an extra pop of flavor and is sure to garner tons of compliments. A quick flick of a whisk and voilà! Grab your Himalayan Pink salt, our Organic Chia Seeds, a little lemon juice and EVOO to turn a regular salad dressing into a Superfood party!
2. Use Instead of Table Salt
We are inundated in our daily lives with advertisements and information about the importance of limiting processed foods in our diets. And for good reason! One of the easiest ways to lower your processed food intake is by replacing regular table salt with Himalayan Pink salt. The trace minerals found in this pink goodness help add value to your meal and still provide you with the salty taste, but without as much sodium.
3. Keep Food Cold or Hot
We have all felt it. That moment of a dinner party dread when we wonder, “how in the world will all of this food stay cold and/or hot?” Can we not have our sushi and roasted potatoes in peace, please? Enter the Himalayan Pink salt block. This natural salt that is mined straight from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain Range does not just come in a ground form, it also comes in salt blocks. These can be heated in the oven and will remain hot for hours to help keep your food warm. They can also be cooled in the freezer to serve as chill platters for cold dishes. Not only will they help maintain food temperatures - they will also make beautiful serving trays that will be the talk of the party!
4. Use in Baked Goods
Want to feel like a regular Barefoot Contessa in the kitchen? Hint: add a pinch of Himalayan Pink salt to your baked goods. Most “dessert” recipes call for a pinch of salt to bring out the flavors and using Himalayan Pink salt does just that. It imparts a mild salt flavor when compared to table and sea salts, which makes it great for sweet foods that don’t require an intense burst of saltiness.
Now that you know some of our favorite ways to use Himalayan Pink salt in everyday dishes, we would love to know yours! Tag us on social media @natierrasuperfoods and use the hashtag #fromthepantry to be featured on our blog! While you’re at it, be sure to check out our other superfoods at natierra.com.