Cameron Diaz Said the Best Christmas Present She Ever Got Was a "Big Bucket of Maldon Salt"
Good news: You can buy one for yourself on Amazon.
Cameron Diaz recently took to Instagram to show off her favorite summer salad recipe. She garnished the delicious corn, snap pea and feta salad with a citrusy vinaigrette and a generous sprinkle of flaky sea salt. "The best Christmas gift I've ever received is a big bucket of Maldon salt,” she said. “Not a paid advertisement...Salt is the way to my heart.”
We did a little sleuthing and found out that you can buy Diaz’s favorite sea salt in a literal 3.1-pound bucket on Amazon for $25. If you’re not as committed to finishing salt as Diaz, you could opt for a smaller, 1.1-pound bucket for $20 or a 20-ounce bucket for $18. (Don’t worry, they also sell a normal-sized box of Maldon Sea Salt for $6.)
If you’re new to Maldon salt and don’t know what all the hype is about, it’s essentially a finishing salt (so you wouldn’t want to salt your pasta water with it, but it’d be delicious on vegetable dishes, grilled steak, avocado toast or these peanut butter cup cookies). It’s not overly salty, and the large flakes add a delicious and delicate savoriness to all sorts of dishes, including in desserts. We use Maldon often in the EatingWell Test Kitchen—if a recipe calls for flaky sea salt, it’s a safe bet we’re reaching for Maldon.
Basically, we’re on #TeamFlakySalt with Cameron Diaz. Buy the bucket of your choosing, and thank us later. P.S.- You don’t have to keep the entire bucket on your kitchen counter. We like storing a stash of Maldon in our pantry and refilling a countertop salt cellar as needed. This $16 one from Amazon is so cute, and it comes with a little spoon that’s perfect for sprinkling your favorite dishes with flakes of fairy dust (ahem, I mean, Maldon). Somehow, we think Cameron would approve.