What seasonings can be used in place of salt that will still add flavor to foods?

There are many ways to lower your sodium intake without sacrificing flavor. You might try herbs, spices, and seasoning blends when cooking. Here is a list of some options for adding taste and zest to your food without using extra salt.

Create your favorite flavors using herbs and spices:

Fish

  • Bay leaf
  • Cumin
  • Curry
  • Dill
  • Dry mustard
  • Green pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Marjoram
  • Onion
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Savory

Beef

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Cloves
  • Dill
  • Dry mustard
  • Green pepper
  • Horseradish
  • Marjoram
  • Nutmeg
  • Onion
  • Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Thyme

Poultry

  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Green pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Pork

  • Allspice
  • Applesauce
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Curry
  • Dry mustard
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Marjoram
  • Onion
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Thyme

Breads

  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Dill
  • Poppy seed

Vegetables

  • Curry
  • Dill
  • Dry mustard
  • Marjoram
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Pasta

  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Poppy seed

Potatoes

  • Dry mustard
  • Marjoram
  • Sage
  • Thyme