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Apr 28, 2014 01:31 PM

When only SALT will do?

I have an immense "salt tooth" (like sweet tooth, but salty). There is this time each afternoon where I crave something nice and salty. Potato chips, popcorn, etc.

What are your favorite salty snacks? I'm looking for some inspiration--new salty snacks to add to my repertoire. Sharp salty cheese? Pickled/preserved items?

What do you reach for when "only salt will do?"

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  1. I am a popcorn freak but have been know to snack on cashews or pistachios instead. A nice piece of Parmesan sometimes while making dinner.

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    1. re: gourmanda

      Same here for popcorn. I can eat way too much in one sitting.

      1. re: monavano

        And if it's Skinny Pop........yikes! When it's in the house I can not resist.

        1. re: gourmanda

          I've recently discovered popping with coconut oil and wow, my addiction is even stronger.

          1. re: monavano

            Interesting. I have not used coconut oil...does it taste very coconut-ty?

            1. re: gourmanda

              Funny - I'm reading this post whilst eating a bowl of popcorn cooked in Coconut oil. It definitely has an essence of coconut but is more reminiscent of movie theater. It actual adds so much flavor, that only a sprinkle of fine salt is needed.

    2. Roasted chickpeas. I like them well-salted, with a little smoked paprika and lemon zest.

      1. Nuts and sunflower seeds for me.

        1. I looovvee anything salty! I have very low blood pressure (hereditary) so i think its my body's way of regulating things- and i listen :)
          -Dill pickles, or those little cornichons
          - any kind of olives
          - dry roasted edamame
          - pretzel sticks (rold gold, the thin little ones)
          - giardinara pickled veggies
          - maldon smoked salt on raw veggies like cucumber slices
          - roasted salted nuts
          - popcorn with nutritional yeast
          - a mug of miso soup
          - pickled daikon from asian markets

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          1. re: Ttrockwood

            How do you do the dry roasted edamame? I would be all over that. I love edamame dipped in soy sauce mixed with a little garlic. I astonish servers in Japanese/sushi restaurants with how many bowls I can put away :)

            1. re: nothingswrong

              I love all edamame! I actually buy the dry roasted edamame- they're great since they're ok at room temp and good for snacks on the go. Ingredients: soybeans, salt.
              This pic is what i buy from seapoint farms.

              1. re: Ttrockwood

                Oh my, prepackaged even! I was thinking you were doing it from scratch. I'll bet those are addictive, will look for them, thanks!

          2. Smoked salmon, olives, cheese, hot chicken bouillon.

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            1. re: Jimisi

              Mmm, bouillon. That's the kind of salt I'm after!