Rinse the foods. Simply put, take out the food that has too much salt on it, one morsel at a time, and run it under water. To preserve the original flavor, make sure the rinse is very gentle. If you use too much water, the food becomes soggy and less flavorful. This step may not be the best one because it takes time to rinse salt out of food; however, your efforts are usually worth it in the end.