Low-Sodium Recipes

Updated:Feb 4,2014

You won't miss the salt when you taste these dishes. These recipes are brought to you exclusively online by the American Heart Association's Patient Education program.

Snacks and Appetizers

Four-Onion Dip
Four sources of onion team up to create a robust dip reminiscent of the traditional onion soup party dip, but with much less sodium.

Fresh Tomatillo-Poblano Salsa with Tortilla Wedges
This lively-tasting salsa will make you feel as if you’re dining in an authentic Mexican restaurant!

Garlicky Greek Yogurt Dip
Whether you serve this quick mixture as a dip, spread, or condiment, you will love having it in your recipe repertoire.

White Bean and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus 
For a switch from the usual side dishes you have with lunch, try this easy-to-make hummus, served with raw veggies.

Breakfast and Fruit

Tortilla Scramble
Try this when you’re in a hurry but want a “stick to your ribs” breakfast…with Mexican flair!

Tropical Fruit Dippers
Feel free to substitute your favorite seasonal fruits for the pineapple and mango dippers. Some good ones to try include berries, pears, and apples.


Eggplant with Roasted Red Pepper Relish
Roasted red bell pepper relish adds a burst of color atop thick slices of lightly browned eggplant.

Glazed Sweet Potato Cubes 
A holiday meal doesn’t seem complete without sweet potatoes. This healthful version will be a family favorite for years to come.

Lemon Green Beans with Parsley and Almonds 
The lively taste of lemon and the wonderful crunch of dry-roasted almonds add the perfect accents to fresh green beans.

Savory Sweet Potato Fries
Savory seasonings provide zesty flavor to vibrantly colored, nutrition-rich oven-fried sweet potatoes.

Main Dishes

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
This classic Italian mainstay has been updated for today’s modern cook.

Turkey Cutlets with Country Gravy
Be prepared for compliments when you serve these golden-brown turkey cutlets, topped with cream gravy.

Cranberry-Glazed Pork Tenderloin 
Create a new holiday memory with this festive pork tenderloin. The mouthwatering cranberry-orange sauce makes every bite special.

Salmon with Tomato-Basil Salsa
The fresh tomato-basil salsa will have you “hooked” on this delicious salmon dish. Rich in omega-3 fats, salmon is good for your heart as well as your taste buds.


Cheesecake Dainties
Wonton wrappers sprinkled with crushed graham cracker create mini-baskets for a luscious cheesecake-style filling.

For more than 200 scrumptious low-sodium recipes, order the American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook.

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