Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Salt Substitutes

(Photo courtesy of Taste of Home)
My Mother & I were just talking this morning about ways to lower the amount of salt in our diet. Granted we are not big salt eaters but any way that we can still season our food but reduce or omit salt is a good thing. This prompted me to do an online search for salt substitute recipes. As usual Taste of Home was there to lend a helping hand.

Zesty Salt Substitute (from TOH Holiday & Celebration Cookbook)

5 tsp. onion powder
3 tsp. garlic powder
3 tsp. ground mustard
3 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. white pepper

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Use to season meats or vegetables. Yield: about 1/4 cup.

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Salt Substitute #1 (from Quick Cooking Magazine)

1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon each dried parsley flakes, basil, marjoram and thyme
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Use to season pork, chicken or fish. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1/4 cup.

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Salt Substitute #2 (from Light & Tasty Magazine)

3 bay leaves broken into pieces
3 teaspoons dried minced onion
2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender; cover and process until finely ground. Transfer to a salt shaker; use in place of salt. Yield: 8 teaspoons.

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1 comment:

The Cranky Grandma said...

Thanks for the homemade spice mix recipes! I am not supposed to have salt due to health issues, but I still crave the taste once in awhile, so after much research, I came across Lessalt. It's a combination of Potassium and Sea Salt, but it tastes oh so salty!
I have learned to cook with spices as a general rule, and love it, but sometimes a person just want good old fashioned salt!
I've ordered three times from this site, and although the cost seems a little high, believe me, this stuff lasts forever! Try it!