1 Cheesy Kale Chips: Tear kale leaves into large
pieces and arrange on a baking
sheet. Spritz with olive oil and
bake in a 350° oven until crisp.
While still warm, sprinkle with
2 Tamari-seasoned rice crackers are a salt lover’s
vehicle for tuna salad. We like
to punch it up with a squeeze of
sriracha chili sauce!
6 Munch on dried nori (seaweed) strips—they’re
7 Stuffed Mushrooms: Briefly microwave button
mushroom caps until softened.
Fill with jarred pesto and a little
you gotta have it:
Boldly flavored ingredients like briny olives, cured meats and smoky cheeses are perfect when you’re jonesing for some salt—and a little goes a long way.
3 Mound chopped smoked salmon onto lettuce leaves
and top with dill.
4 Sprinkle drained canned artichoke hearts with
lemon zest, capers, chopped
fresh basil and olive oil.
Eat with toothpicks, as if
you were in Italy.
5 Crumble feta cheese over cold watermelon
cubes; sprinkle with slivered
8 Smoked Turkey Pinwheels: Spread a
layer of softened cream cheese
on sliced smoked turkey breast
and top with thinly sliced
tomato. Roll up and cut into
9 You know what’s delicious on baked potato chips?
Chopped hard-boiled egg
seasoned with lemon, parsley
and anchovies (trust us!).
10 Spruce up a shot of tomato juice by topping it with
finely chopped cooked shrimp,
scallions and crumbled saltines.
11 Pile smoked gouda slices and dried cherries on
a whole wheat tortilla and
microwave until hot and melty.
12 Whisk together peanut butter, tamari and a few
drops of water. Use as an Asian-style dip for baby bok choy.
13 Mini Mock Reubens: Turn pub food into a
power snack. Spread mustard
on thin slices of pumpernickel
cocktail bread, heap with
sauerkraut and sprinkle with
pickle relish and a small
amount of shredded swiss.
Pop them under the broiler.
14 Five-Spice Pumpkin Seeds: Toss salted
pumpkin seeds (also known as
pepitas) with sesame oil and
chinese five-spice powder, then
bake at 350° until crisp.
15 Turn cucumber slices into crackers: Spread them
with olive tapenade and garnish
with chopped fresh tarragon.
Whole wheat pretzels
are always delicious,
but they’re flat-out irresistible
when slathered with
spicy mustard spiked
with ancho chile
powder and sea salt.
17 Buffalo Popcorn: Toss air-popped
popcorn with olive oil, a little
hot sauce and a handful of
crumbled blue cheese to
18 Combine a little butter with a lot of chopped
chives and dill. Spread on rye
crackers and top with sliced red
radishes and sea salt.
19 Inside-Out Hot Dog: Wrap a dill pickle spear in a
paper-thin slice of ham and dip
in ballpark mustard.