Low- Sodium Dinner Recipes

Low sodium doesn't mean low flavor. These scrumptious heart-healthy entree recipes have less than 140 mg of sodium per serving. So go ahead, serve a tasty, low-sodium supper tonight!


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Mock Pork Sausage
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Mock Pork Sausage

    This low-sodium ground pork and turkey patty gets its hearty zing from spices, not salt. You can whip up six servings in just over 30 minutes.

    Sodium: 55 mg per serving

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Curried Chicken Salad

    Toss chicken with chopped apples, slivered almonds, celery, and raisins and place the mixture inside lettuce leaves for these eat-with-your-hands dinner treats.

    Sodium: 35 mg per serving

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Chicken Noodle Soup

    Think soup is off your low-sodium menu? Not this low-salt take on a classic chicken noodle soup dinner. Keep the recipe for chicken broth to reuse in other dinners.

    Sodium: 101 mg per serving

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Grilled Rosemary Chicken

    This low-sodium chicken gets its tangy flavor from lime juice and finely shredded lime peel instead of salt.

    Tip: To get the most juice from limes, lemons, or oranges, let them stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before halving and squeezing them.

    Sodium: 135 mg per serving

5/22
Cranberry-Sauced Meatballs

    Tender chicken or turkey meatballs studded with cranberries absorb flavor when they're simmered in a snappy cranberry barbecue sauce.

    Sodium: 107 mg per serving

6/22
Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach

    Toss bowtie pasta with fresh portobellos and spinach, and voila! A delicious no-sacrifice low-sodium dinner.

    Sodium: 86 mg per serving

7/22
Sauteed Pork and Pear Salad

    Pork and pears combine in this satisfying, low-sodium salad. Leaving the pears unpeeled adds color and boosts the fiber content.

    Sodium: 45 mg per serving

8/22
Northwest Roasted Halibut

    You'll need just six ingredients for this low-sodium dish, and that's including nonstick cooking spray! You'll love the tangy zip of mixed berries atop the fish fillet.

    Tip: Try the sauce unheated and use frozen berries for a juicier sauce

    Sodium: 128 mg per serving

9/22
Pear-Walnut Salad

    Toss sweet, crisp pears with crunchy walnuts and tangy red onion slivers for a great-tasting salad high in heart-healthy fiber and antioxidants.

    Sodium: 36 mg per serving

10/22
Thai Tuna Kabobs

    Thai chile peppers give a no-salt-added kick to these grilled fish kabobs. They're light on sodium and full of fresh, light flavors.

    Sodium: 58 mg per serving

11/22
Grilled Lemon Chicken

    Reader-favorite alert! This flavorful low-sodium recipe only requires seven ingredients and is super easy to follow.

    Tip: Instead of using oil to keep chicken moist while cooking, use an oil-free marinade or spritz it with broth, water, or juice.

    Sodium: 140 mg per serving

12/22
Mandarin Orange Salad

    Sweet fruit chunks with tart red wine vinaigrette make a terrific flavor combination on mixed greens.

    Sodium: 10 mg per serving

13/22
Grilled Halibut with Blueberry-Pepper Sauce

    Sage and pepper help bring out the tantalizing flavor of the blueberries in this recipe's easy-fixing topper. Serve it with any grilled or broiled fish.

    Tip: Not a fish fan? The tasty, low-sodium sauce is great on chicken, too.

    Sodium: 101 mg per serving

14/22
Salad with Oranges and Chocolate

    Scientists believe nuts may play a role in protecting against heart disease. Here they're teamed with salad greens, oranges, and a hint of chocolate for an unforgettable low-sodium salad.

    Sodium: 33 mg per serving

15/22
Chicken-and-Melon-Stuffed Shells

    Bring together the fresh taste of melons and the ease of cooking pasta shells for this surprising, light twist on dinner. All the ingredients for this low-sodium supper may already be in your cupboard.

    Sodium: 55 mg per serving

16/22
Ginger-Shrimp Skewers

    This low-sodium recipe includes a marinade for your shrimp, plus instructions for adding them to a skewer with pea pods and mandarin oranges. The tasty result makes a great light tapas-style dinner.

    Sodium: 58 mg per serving

17/22
Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast

    Make this low-sodium rub ahead of time to top a dinnertime pork roast or chicken breast. Rubs made with spices instead of salt keep the sodium total in check.

    Sodium: 58 mg per serving

18/22
Vegetable Spring Rolls

    Zesty Daikon radishes, jalapeno peppers, carrots, and cucumbers combine in rice paper in this delicious low-sodium vegetarian recipe.

    Tip: Find Daikon radishes in the Asian produce section of your supermarket or at an Asian food store.

    Sodium: 48 mg per serving

19/22
Pasta with Red Pepper Sauce

    This vibrant red sauce is a versatile standby in a vegetarian cook's repertoire and includes such favorites as red sweet peppers, basil, and red wine vinegar.

    Tip: Experiment using this low-sodium sauce over polenta, vegetables, and legumes, and in other dishes for a change of pace from ho-hum (and often high-sodium) marinara sauce.

    Sodium: 26 mg per serving

20/22
Sesame Chicken Salad

    Sun-sweetened orange juice and mild rice vinegar combine with nutty sesame oil, making a zesty dressing for this salad.

    Tip: Toasted sesame oil is available in any Asian market.

    Sodium: 96 mg per serving

21/22
Honey-Ginger Crusted Chicken

    Honey, orange juice, and ginger give this tastes-fried-but-isn't chicken an updated flavor. Best of all, the chicken has the crisp, with little fat or calories.

    Sodium: 94 mg per serving

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