Not sure how to use the Orange & Lime sea salt you received in your Good Stuff Welcome Box? Not to worry... we've got a few ideas for you.
Make a bright and fresh guacamole!
Seriously... who doesn't love guac? Simply combine
- 2 ripe avocados (mashed)
- 1/2 a fresh lime (juiced)
- 1/2 tsp. orange & lime sea salt
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- and a little shake of chili flakes if you like it spicy
Eat with loads o' chips, or just spread it on everything and have a happy day.
Make a super easy quick pickle
Perfect for tacos, grilled tofu or meats, in sandwiches, on bowls, or straight out of the jar!
- Wash & dry a large mason jar.
- Cut or shred enough veggies (carrots, radish, red onion, cucumber, beans, etc.) to fill the mason jar (roughly 2 cups) into thin strips or little pieces.
- Combine 1 cup vinegar (any kind) with 1/2 cup water & bring to a boil on the stove.
- Add one clove minced or sliced garlic, 1/2 tsp. orange & lime sea salt, and 1/2 tsp. sugar (optional) to vinegar mixture.
- Fill clean jar with veggies & top with hot vinegar mixture.
- Seal jar & store in fridge until ready to eat. Can be eaten same day (veggies will be al dente) or stored until later. The longer they sit, the softer and more intensely-flavoured the veggies will be.
Sit down with a scone & a cuppa
There's not much that's better than a fresh scone still warm from the oven, paired with a hot cup of tea. We'd recommend a nice Earl Grey to play off of the citrus notes in these scones, but they'll go great with just about any hot beverage you like.
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Place 1/2 cup cold heavy cream, 1/2 & 1/2, or buttermilk in freezer for 10 minutes or until well chilled.
- In a large bowl, sift together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. orange & lime sea salt. Set aside.
- Melt 1/2 cup butter.
- Remove cream/milk from freezer. Add 1 Tbsp. lemon juice. Stir in melted butter (it should turn into little globules in the cold liquid).
- Add liquids to dry ingredients along with one egg (whisked) and 1/2 Tbsp. lemon zest. Gently combine (do not overmix or scones will be tough).
- Gently transfer dough to prepared baking sheet and pat into an 8-9 inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges and separate wedges slightly on baking sheet so that the edges will cook evenly.
- Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
- Optional glaze - combine 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 Tbsp. or so lemon juice (just enough to reach desired consistency). Drizzle glaze over cooled scones and top with an extra sprinkle of orange & lime sea salt, if desired.
Fancy a cocktail?
Check out this delicious looking Salty Dog suggested by a Vancouver Island Salt Co fan from Japan.
Those are a few of our ideas. How have you been using your Vancouver Island salt? Share photos of your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #goodstuffselfie and #saltlove for your chance to be featured on our feeds.
Also, be sure to check out Vancouver Island Salt Co's YouTube channel to get a glimpse at their harvesting and production practices. You can find their channel here.