One can neutralize food that is too salty by adding sugar, potato pieces, vinegar, lemon, yogurt, tomatoes, honey or more of the other ingredients in the dish. A cooking method to fix a soup that is salty is to add chunks of a peeled potato to it and remove the chunks after 15 minutes.Continue Reading
Other methods of removing excess salt from a dish include adding small amounts of sugar or balsamic vinegar to the food a little at a time. A combination of sugar and cider vinegar can balance meats or stews if added slowly. Plain yogurt or tomatoes can be added to foods like stews or curries, while honey works with most foods. Add until the taste is balanced.
To reduce salt taste from food that does not contain dairy, one can use a few drops of fresh lemon juice. A few drops of this acidic ingredient does not change the dish's taste.
For soups or stews that are overly salty, one can use more of the other ingredients in the dish. Similarly, one can cook the base ingredient of either the stew or soup separately in another pot and slowly add small quantities of this substance to the original dish to fix the problem.Learn more about Substitutions
The basic ingredients of a coleslaw dressing are sugar, vinegar and a creamy thickening agent such as mayonnaise, buttermilk or yogurt. To make a coleslaw dressing that serves about six people, whisk 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of white sugar, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of salt until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour it over coleslaw vegetables and serve.Full Answer >
Honey is sweeter than sugar, so use ¾ cup of honey per one cup of sugar. If the amount used is ½ cup or less, it is acceptable to use equal amounts of honey and sugar.Full Answer >
According to About.com, white vinegar or lemon juice can be used as a substitute for cream of tartar when making meringue. Another option is to completely omit the cream of tartar from the recipe.Full Answer >
A substitute for balsamic vinegar is a mixture of 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, according to About.com. Another option is to mix the same amount of sugar with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.Full Answer >