Our Best Low-Sodium Recipes
Fresh citrus fruits -- oranges, pink grapefruit, and clementines -- make this oh-so-pretty coconut salad pop with color. Dress it in a little olive oil and snappy Dijon mustard.
Veggie Spring Rolls with Chimichurri Sauce
Next time you crave takeout, try our veggie spring rolls -- they're easier to make than you think. Simply roll crunchy strips of Chimichurri-coated zucchini, carrots, and green onions in sheets of rice paper.
Hot and Chunky Guacamole
Red onion and cilantro heighten the flavors of creamy avocado and fresh shelled peas in this chunky guacamole recipe. Spicy jalapeno peppers add even more green goodness. Serve with cut-up veggies to keep sodium low, or try this guacamole as a sandwich spread.
Steak and Herb Tacos
The key to a scrumptious steak taco? The rub. We marinate our juicy sirloin in a plethora of spices, from garlic powder and chile peppers to spicy cayenne and more. Add fresh toppers to finish.
Using just two ingredients you can make homemade corn tortillas! See how.
Sugar Snap Pea Slaw
Crisp snap peas and a slew of healthy produce -- carrots, apples, and more -- meet in this barbecue-ready slaw. A spoonful of honey sweetens the tangy yogurt-base dressing.
Rotini with Walnut-Basil Pesto
Do as the Italians do: Make your own pasta sauce! This homemade pesto blends basil, garlic, calcium-rich spinach, and walnuts. A sprinkling of Parmesan gives it a creamier consistency.
Fennel and Parsley Salad
For a zippy low-sodium side dish, try our fennel and parsley salad. The 80-calorie recipe features crisp fennel bulbs soaked in lemon juice and a drizzling of olive oil. Grated Parmesan adds slight tang.
Fresh Tomato Soup
The best tomato soup begins with sun-ripened, in-season tomatoes. Don't have 'em? Canned tomatoes will do. Serve the low-cal soup hot or cold with whole grain crackers.
This simple hors d'oeuvre recipe takes a double dip in the sea. Succulent shrimp makes the base, while a lush mixture of crabmeat, cream cheese, and green onion creates the spread.
Pico de Gallo Salsa
Dunk golden tortilla chips into a chilly bowlful of colorful pico de gallo. This fiesta-ready dip can be made in less than 20 minutes and uses only natural ingredients: tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and serrano chile peppers.
Sauteed Green Beans with Shallot Crisps
A swirling of butter and olive oil in your skillet helps cook these good-for-you green beans to perfection. Watch as they sizzle with flavor, then top the fork-tender greens with crunchy shallots.
Tuna and Fruit Salsa
This fresh tuna steak recipe is a peachy-keen pick for dinner tonight. Lightly brush each steak with olive oil, then serve with warm, melt-in-your-mouth apricots, peaches, and ruby-red raspberries.
Red apples, dried cranberries, and cabbage join to create a light and crisp slaw. A handful of pecans adds pleasant crunch, while our homemade garlic-honey dressing brings some sweet zing to the side.
Quinoa-Pumpkin Seed Granola
There’s something special about homemade granola. This healthy, quinoa-packed recipe features the comforting combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, and dried fruit. Golden honey holds it all together.
Grains and Fruit Summer Salad
This fabulous summer salad features a sweet medley of fruits, greens, and everything in between. Flakes of smoked salmon give it a savory fix of protein, while homemade lemon-basil dressing keeps it extra-fresh.
Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach
This flavor-packed pasta dish is ready in 20 minutes flat. Bow tie pasta combines with fresh mushrooms, spinach, onion, garlic, and thyme to make a low-sodium yet flavorful dinner.
Fajita-Style Beef Tacos
Mexican night just got more delicious thanks to these fresh tacos. Perfectly seasoned sirloin steak topped with onion, mango, and cilantro stuffed in a low-cal corn tortilla keeps sodium at 140 mg for two tacos!
Holiday Kale Salad
This colorful, cranberry-studded salad is as beautiful as it is delicious, making it perfect for the holidays. You can enjoy it year-round by stocking up on fresh cranberries in season and freezing for later. You’ll get three food groups -- fruits, veggies, and grains -- in one delicious salad.
Seared Brussels Sprouts
Crispy fried shallots give this Brussels sprouts fix-up a taste of indulgence, while white wine lends a bit of elegance. Enjoy the well-rounded flavors of this side dish for only 144 calories.
Brussels Sprouts Two Ways
See our top two methods to cook brussels sprouts to add a healthy side dish to any meal.
Honey-Balsamic Beet Salad
Tender beets, crisp greens, and chewy quinoa pack this side salad with abundant nutrients. A tangy dressing of balsamic vinegar, oil, and honey add well-rounded flavors.
Asian Cobb-Style Salad
Serve this salad for dinner or bring it to a potluck to share. Spinach, cabbage, snow peas, and crispy tempeh combine with our homemade tangy Asian dressing to make a salad that is sure to please even the pickiest palates.
Mini Spinach Calzones
You're sure to impress if you serve these yummy appetizers before your next dinner party. Spinach, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese combine to make the filling for these tasty mini calzones.
Grilled Rosemary Chicken
Plan ahead for this six-serving chicken dinner because it needs a few hours of marinating time. But trust us -- the tangy, low-sodium results are totally worth it.
Tip: To get the most juice from limes, lemons, or oranges, let them stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before halving them and squeezing out the juice.
Chicken- and Melon-Stuffed Shells
Bring together the fresh taste of melon and the ease of cooking pasta shells for this low-sodium twist on an Italian dinner.
This 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 cocktail dish.
Northwest Roasted Halibut
This hazelnut-crusted fillet is topped with a blackberry puree for a low-sodium dish with knock-your-socks-off flavor.