Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes

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

Sesame Chicken Salad

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


Penne with Walnuts & Peppers

This 30-minute vegetarian pasta toss is loaded with antioxidants and is high in fiber to help keep you full. Fresh rosemary, fresh parsley, and black pepper add ample flavor without salt.

Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes

Steak as part of a heart-healthy diet? You bet! By keeping portions in check and adding flavor from vinegar and fresh herbs instead of salt, you can sink your teeth into a juicy cut of meat for only 80 mg of sodium.

Turkey-Broccoli Salad with Grapes

This simple, toss-together salad tastes great at room temperature or chilled, making it a perfect choice for a brown-bag lunch. Top with a sprinkling of almonds just before serving so they still pack a crunch.

Fajita-Style Beef Tacos

These pretty tacos get fresh, bright flavors from lime and cilantro, a touch of sweetness from golden mango, and a kick of heat from cayenne pepper. Thanks to the full-flavor ingredients, sodium is only 140 mg for two tacos!

Thai Sole & Vegetables

A flaky fish fillet and lots of veggies fuel you with fiber and protein, while keeping calories low. This lemon-and-basil-flavor entree is baked in parchment packets for no-fuss cleanup.

You can bake salmon or other proteins and vegetables in a parchment paper packet (also called “en papillote”) for a flavorful, low-mess meal. Watch as we fold the packet and share our secrets for seasoning the salmon to make a delicious dinner.

Baking Salmon in Parchment

Check out our tips for baking salmon in a parchment packet.

Farfalle with Mushrooms & Spinach

Toss bow tie pasta with fresh portobello mushrooms and spinach, and voila! You'll enjoy a delicious, no-sacrifice, low-sodium dinner.

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 keeps its crisp, with little fat or calories.

Pollack with Nectarine Salad

The delicious combination of fresh fruits, veggies, and grilled fish makes a light, refreshing salad that's perfect for summer. If pollack is not available at your grocery store, substitute another whitefish such as cod.

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.

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.

Chicken-Noodle Soup

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

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.

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: Use frozen berries for a juicier sauce and try the sauce unheated.

Grilled Lemon Chicken

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

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. Many of the ingredients for this low-sodium supper may already be in your cupboard.

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.

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, legumes, and other dishes for a change of pace from ho-hum (and often high-sodium) marinara sauce.

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