What do you do if trying to watch your salt intake but a recipe calls for “seasoned salt” as one of the ingredients? You make your own homemade blend which is low sodium or no sodium!
The no sodium version uses a product called No.Salt which is potassium chloride as a replacement for sodium chloride or table salt. If you are on medications which are potassium sparing (some types of blood pressure, water pills or diuretics for example), have kidney/renal conditions, a condition called hyperkalemia (excessive or high levels of potassium in the blood), or otherwise have conditions that require dietary potassium restrictions then check with your physician before using this product. When in doubt use the low sodium version instead or simply skip adding any salt or salt substitute at all.
The low sodium version uses actual salt but in limited quantity and, unlike purchased seasoned salt, it not the primary ingredient at all.
This is actually a nice salt substitute as well as seasoned salt substitute and great for many recipes even if they don’t list seasoned salt.
Low and No Sodium Seasoned Salt Substitute
When you need to watch your salt intake closely but a recipe calls for "seasoned salt" this homemade seasoning blend was our family's favorite.
Warning: Before making the no salt (no sodium) version check with your doctor first to see if it is okay for you to use No.Salt® which is a potassium chloride substitute for salt. Those on potassium sparing medications, potassium restrictions, or with conditions such as hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium) or renal disorders may not be able to use this ingredient.
- 1 / 2 tsp salt (low salt) or 1 tsp No.Salt ® which is a potassium chloride salt substitute (no sodium)
- 1 tablespoon celery seeds
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 / 2 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1 / 4 teaspoon ground black or white pepper
- 6 to 7 flakes of red pepper, optional
Place ingredients into a coffee grinder (or food processor) and pulse about 3 to 5 times. Pulse less for courser texture or more for finer texture.
Store in air tight container, spice bottle, or zippered plastic bag.
If a recipe calls for 'seasoned salt' add the amount called for of this low or no salt (low or no sodium) substitute. Use as you would any regular seasoned salt purchased from the store.
Warning: Before making the no salt (no sodium) version check with your doctor first to see if it is okay for you to use No.Salt® which is a potassium chloride substitute for salt. Those on potassium sparing medications, potassium restrictions, or with conditions such as hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium) or renal/kidney disease may not be able to use this ingredient.