2

I've made a soup that has a fairly salty, this is by design. The taste of the soup has turned out well. What I'm looking for is a good accompaniment or palette cleanser to counter the salt but compliment the taste. The soup is a Apple and Gammon with a vegetable stock base.

closed as primarily opinion-based by Cindy, Stephie, Jay, Cascabel Jul 7 '15 at 6:17

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 1
    I'd go for a fresh baked crostini. Simply sliced bread soaked in olive oil and baked under a grill. If you think you need some freshness to offset the salty broth you can drizzle them with a bit of lemon juice. – Richard ten Brink Jun 21 '15 at 0:30
  • 1
    I'd try to combine this with bread and tzatziki dip, to my taste the potassium in cucumbers balances the salt, allowing very salty things not to taste oversalted. – Eugene Petrov Jun 21 '15 at 14:26
  • 1
    @EugenePetrov: I agree that cucumber is a good balance to salt, but do you have anything to back up the idea that it's specifically potassium that has that effect? – Max Jun 25 '15 at 9:07
  • 1
    @Max From some reading I did after comment it's appears to be the opposite. Although cucumber as a whole will help the potassium will add a salt taste if anything. What potassium is good for is countering the effects of salt on the body e.g. High blood pressure. Regardless I went with the Crostini suggestion since it was easier and I had the ingredients already. – jskrwyk Jun 25 '15 at 9:12
  • 1
    @Max I doubt there was a research on this topic, but potassium is only 0.6 times saltiness of sodium, which is main ion responsible for the saltiness, and maybe potassium substitutes sodium in oversaturated with salt taste receptors. And anion plays its role here too, sodium bicarbonate is not so salty, sodium glutamate is rather sweet than salty, and I think the potassium in cucumber is mostly in form of some organic salt too. – Eugene Petrov Jun 25 '15 at 14:19

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.