{salty} 5 Things You Should Put Truffle Salt On

A friend recently told me she had received a jar of truffle salt as a gift, but didn’t know what to do with it. She came to the right place, for I have answers! And strong opinions about what you can do with it!

But first, one thing you should never do with it is cook with it. The truffle-ness is delicate and will break down with cooking so it will be a total waste. Always put it on things after they are cooked but before they are eaten.

I buy this kind from Williams-Sonoma which is called Truffle&Salt. Maybe you are thinking, $30 for a small jar of truffle salt? Who is this crazy person and why am I even reading this? But the truth is, it lasts for a long time. I have probably had my current jar for at least 2 years, and even though I use it pretty frequently, it’s about half full and still tastes and smells truffle-y and wonderful. So it’s not as crazy as it sounds.

So once you’ve got this $30 jar of salt, how can you best apply it? Here are 5 things you should put truffle salt on:


Make a piece of toast, smear it with about half of an avocado, sprinkle with truffle salt and drizzle with olive oil. Or, if you aren’t into bread, just slice an avocado and eat it that way. You’ll never go back.

Macaroni and Cheese 

A lot of macaroni and cheese offerings involve truffle oil, which can get a little gross because adding oil to rich mac and cheese is kind of a lot to handle. I like to cut the salt down in the mac and cheese recipe and then sprinkle the dish with truffle salt before serving.

Here is a recipe for delicious homemade mac and cheese that only takes 15 minutes from start to finish.

Scrambled Eggs

I am not the biggest scrambled egg fan but truffle salt makes it all worthwhile. While you’re at it, some freshly grated parmigiano or pecorino is a nice addition too.

French Fries

Truffle salt and french fries go together like Bert and Ernie. Potatoes and truffles are always a match.

Here is a recipe and some tips for making great fries in the oven.


Truffle popcorn is one of my all-time favorite snacks. You can’t use microwave popcorn for this; you have to go old-school and make it on the stove. It’s totally worth it though.

Here’s how to make perfect popcorn every time.

What do you put truffle salt on?


Flickr photo credit for popcorn and avocado: cyclonebill and liz west

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5 Responses

  1. Not too crazy about the popcorn idea. I think I’d waste it on that. But the other stuff yeah, that should be amazing. I think Trader Joe’s had some of this the other day, I should check it out.

  2. Tina P. says:

    We LOVE truffle salt on air popped popcorn! I am anxious to try your other ideas. Especially the avocado toast! YUM!! Thanks for posting.

  3. Linda R. says:

    I followed Oprah for years until she had her last show. And as long as its healthy and Oprah likes it iam going to deffintly going to get me some her soon,an thank you for sharing this info.

  4. Nancy Z. says:

    We use it on asparagus, mushrooms, sauteed or roasted potatoes of any kind, meat. Great stuff!