The Difference Between Fine and Kosher Salt + Giveaway!

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Now that I’ve written a post on refined versus unrefined salt, I wanted to share with you how I use fine and kosher Real Salt in my kitchen.

Summer vegetables are in full swing which makes this a great time to learn about the differences in grain sizes of Real Salt to best use them in your dishes.

The different grain sizes in salt can add dimension and texture to your food.  Incredibly, even baked goods.

What I enjoy about Real Salt is that although the texture is different in their variety of sea salts, it all has the same nutritional value.

Fine Salt

Fine salt has a fine texture and what you would normally find on a dining table.

It’s what we are all accustomed to and is used in cooking and baking. When a recipe calls for salt, it’s referring to fine salt.

It’s my preferred salt for fermenting (natural pickling) vegetables and baking since it dissolves quickly and incorporates itself well into mixed batters or dough.

I also use fine salt for making room temperature or cold condiments such as mayonnaise.


A tip to remember is that whenever you want your salt to incorporate quickly and you don’t want a bite to it, use fine salt.

Kosher Salt

Kosher salt is a large granule, coarse salt. This is the salt that my family in Spain has taught me to keep in my kitchen at all times.

I adore kosher salt as it adds a wonderful texture to many different foods and can be used in cooking as well.

When I’m cooking in the kitchen, whether I’m making a sauce, sauteing, or braising – I use course salt since it’s a breeze to grab a pinch and use it without over salting the food.  I use it to my taste and then set out my fine shaker salt on the dining room table where people can add extra salt to their liking.

What I especially enjoy about kosher salt is using it for its texture that it creates.

There are many vegetable dishes I’ll make where I top them off with a sprinkle of kosher salt.  It adds a delightful crunch and splash of flavor.

Tomatoes and Cucumbers in a Vinaigrette


Fried Peppers

Spanish Tortilla


A variety of salads

Roasted Beet, Green Bean, and Beet Top Salad in a Honey Vinaigrette

Even our green salads taste great tossed in a simple vinaigrette made of extra virgin olive oil and vinegar sprinkled with kosher salt.

This is definitely the salt of choice for anyone that loves to cook.

A Real Salt Grain Size Comparison

The makers of Real Salt put together a great video showing you the differences in grain sizes.

It’s easy to see the benefits of having both fine and kosher salt in your pantry especially when it comes to finishing off your summer vegetable dishes.


The great people at Real Salt have a great giveaway especially for my readers!

3 people will win…

What a great package and something I’m sure all of you can use!

For this giveaway I’ll be giving away one package here on the blog and the other two packages I’ll be giving away on my newsletter.  So you have to be signed up for my Market Fresh newsletter to win!

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Make sure to sign up for the Market Fresh newsletter below!  In next week’s addition there will be a separate sign up where 2 newsletter readers will win this giveaway!

Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored paid post by Real Salt.  All honest opinions are my own.

52 Responses to "The Difference Between Fine and Kosher Salt + Giveaway!"
  1. Fawn says:

    I’d love to try these!

  2. Wow I didn’t know that. Thanks for posting this I’ll email this to my mom.

  3. amy castillo says:

    these are the tiny tidbits of understanding that can make a real difference in the food we make and share.thank you!

  4. Emilie Roush says:

    I want to try them all!

  5. Emilie Roush says:

    I also signed up for your Market Fresh newsletter.

  6. Nichole says:

    I would love to try their kosher salt :)

  7. Wendy says:

    Since my children don’t always appreciate onions in a dish, I’d really like to try their onion salt. Thanks!

  8. Megan says:

    I want to try the kosher salt!

  9. Jodi says:

    I grew up using Lawry’s salt on everything. I’d like to start experimenting with the different seasoning salts.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway opportunity!

  10. Megan says:

    I’ve signed up for the market fresh newsletter!

  11. Jenny says:

    I too, love kosher salt!

  12. Deanna says:

    The seasoned salt and the kosher salt!

  13. Taylor says:

    I’d love to try the kosher salt!

  14. Taylor says:

    I signed up for the market fresh newsletter!

  15. Maureen says:

    That video was so informative. Thanks! I’d like to try the kosher salt on homemade pretzels.

  16. Maureen says:

    I signed up for your newsletter.

  17. Kristy says:

    I have the fine salt, but would love to try the kosher!

  18. Jennifer says:

    I appreciate this giveaway, but am pretty disappointed that the only way to enter is on Facebook. I’m sure I’m not the only person who does not and will not be on Facebook.

    I do appreciate learning a little more about different types of salts. I enjoy your blog and really love your garden posts.

  19. Jennifer says:

    The kosher salt is something I am interested in trying. And their salt mill would be a nice addition to my kitchen. :)

  20. Jennifer says:

    Signed up for the Market Fresh newsletter. And I already receive your blog updates.

  21. Jenny says:

    Hi, can we enter this giveaway if we do not have a facenook account? Thanks

  22. dani h says:

    i already subscribe to your email newsletter! thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  23. Raj M says:

    Would love to try them all!

  24. Raj M says:

    Signed up for the newsletter!

  25. Hannah says:

    New to the real food movement… I really enjoy your blog!

  26. I would like to try Real Salt and the Organic Garlic Salt

  27. mimi says:

    What a great give away! Love the insight. :)

  28. Linda Spencer says:

    I love Real Salt, but have only tried the fine salt. I’d love to try the coarse ground.

  29. Catherine Fraga says:

    Thanks so much for being so generous with the giveaway! I just discovered your blog…and I love it! And of course, I had to sign up for the newsletter too! I have just recently “gotten into” reading up on all the various salts and how to use them, etc. Would love to try these!

  30. Brittney says:

    I signed up for your newletter. Im not sure which email the entries are under… but the newsletter is going to happilydomestic.thompson@ gmail dot com

    Great giveaway!

  31. Perrie says:

    I too, signed up for your newsletter. I would love to try Realsalt’s seasoned salt and their kosher salt.

  32. Vicky Carlson says:

    I’m a Market Fresh newsletter subscriber. Thanks.

  33. M Lillian says:

    I’d like to try their kosher salt.

  34. Love getting your newsletter & love salt!

  35. momgateway says:

    Real Salt is trully amazing…I use it every day!

  36. nestra says:

    I’d love to try real salt

  37. Carolyn says:

    Sad to see that the only way to enter was through facebook. We don’t have a facebook account, so I guess we won’t be entering.

  38. Angie W says:

    Would love to try the kosher salt – love their fine salt!

  39. leann lindeman says:

    I would love to try the organic garlic salt

  40. leann lindeman says:

    Already a fresh market newsletter subscriber

  41. leann lindeman says:

    New email update subscriber.

  42. Angela says:

    I would like to try all of them :)

  43. Darcy Panak says:

    I would love to try the Real Salt Season Salt! Sounds super yummy!

  44. Darcy Panak says:

    I get the Spain in Iowa e-mail updates and blog !

  45. i have the fine salt—and we love it. id like to try the kosher salt
    thanks for the giveaway
    ps- im signed up for your newsletter!

  46. Babs says:

    Yesterday I found the fine salt and would love to have the opportunity to try the other types. Great giveaway!

  47. 4HungryBunnies says:

    For anyone who has loved Lowry’s Seasoned Salt but wants to get away from it since they do actually put MSG in it, switch to Simply Organic – All Seasons Salt. It’s great! I have used Real Salt – fine in the past, but moved on to Celtic Sea Salt by Selina Natural but then I came across Real Salt – Kosher and fell in love! I guess that means we buy 4 salts total. Simply Organic – All Seasons Salt, Celtic Sea Salt – Fine, Celtic Sea Salt – Course for our salt mill for the table and Real Salt Kosher. I guess, we kind of like salt!

  48. Lori says:

    I love salt I want to try them all! I would love to try the fine for my ferments.

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