Salt adds flavor to vegetables that can seem boring or tasteless, and it basically goes with everything. However, excess salt consumption isn’t the best for your health and can lead to health problems in the future. Decreasing your salt intake, or even cutting it out altogether sounds nearly impossible. After all, it’s in so many packaged foods and condiments. If you want to discover how to enjoy foods without all the added salt, this roundup is for you! These recipes are low in sodium, but still are just as flavorful. Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Adzuki Bean and Kale Hummus With Sweet Potato Chips
Chips and dip don’t have to be full of salt to be delicious. These Adzuki Bean and Kale Hummus With Sweet Potato Chips by Sylwia Radzaj are a must for a healthy, low salt snack. Rich sweet potato pairs perfectly with this adzuki bean hummus to keep you full. Tahini, salt, pepper, and garlic give the dip a flavorful kick, while added kale leaves give you a healthful dose of green veggies.
These Latkes by Nava Atlas are perfect for Hanukkah, or even when you simply want latkes for dinner. The grated potato is held together with oatmeal in place of the customary eggs. For a gluten-free version, quinoa flakes work splendidly. A bit of grated carrot adds extra color and flavor.
3. Cannelloni With Quinoa Mushroom Stuffing
This version of cannelloni al Forno is just as cheesy and deliciously savory as the original, but it’s completely dairy-free! These gluten-free Cannelloni With Quinoa Mushroom Stuffing by Florian Nouh are stuffed with a savory mixture of quinoa, sautéed mushrooms and zucchini, diced tomatoes, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Then, they’re topped with a layer of tomato sauce followed by a layer of vegan cheese shreds that get stretchy and melty in the oven. If you are looking for a stunning vegan pasta dish, look no further than to these cannelloni.
4. Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells With Cashew Alfredo
This Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells With Cashew Alfredo by Amanda Nicole Smith is a crowd-pleaser! Tender sweet potato mash is stuffed inside of a brown rice pasta shell, smothered in pasta, and topped with a dollop of creamy cashew alfredo sauce. Topped with herbs, this dish is elegant, satisfying, and surprisingly easy to make.
5. Onion Soup With Apple
With the colder days soon to come knocking on our doors, it’s time to indulge in comforting soups. The strong flavor of onion and the subtly sweet flavor of apples meld together perfectly in a broth that can be as light or as seasoned as you want to make it. Not to mention, this Onion Soup With Apple by Florian Nouh an absolute time saver — you can make it the night before and then keep it for tomorrow’s lunch or dinner. Serve with bread for dipping.
6. Smoky Sweet Potato Bisque
Source: Smoky Sweet Potato Bisque
You don’t need cream to make a rich and creamy bisque — in fact, this Smoky Sweet Potato Bisque by Susan Edelman is a dairy-free version doesn’t even include coconut cream. Sweet potatoes are cooked until tender and then blended with sautéed onions, non-dairy milk, and plenty of spices that’ll bring the heat and keep you warm. Serve with a dollop of cool coconut sour cream and crackers for dipping.
7. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry
This Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry by Dana Sandonato is crunchy, creamy and delicious. The dish combines an excellent blend of spices and fresh ingredients to bring together a curry that is savory and well balanced. The cashews are a perfect crunchy counterpart to the tender sweet potatoes.
8. Spiralized Potato Crust Pizza With Kale Pesto
This yummy Spiralized Potato Crust Pizza With Kale Pesto by Carina Wolff is made entirely from vegetables! How can that be, you ask? The crust is made with spiralized potatoes and baked until perfectly crispy. Then, it’s topped with this baby with kale pesto, basil, avocado, zucchini, and tomatoes. Feel free to make your own crust and top as desired. You can even experiment with sweet potatoes or other spiralized vegetables!
9. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes in Cauliflower Sauce
Rich, creamy, and oh so very comforting, these Scalloped Sweet Potatoes in Cauliflower Sauce by Taylor Kiser are a delicious addition to any dinner. This healthy carb meal is composed of thinly sliced sweet potato layered in between a velvety and garlicky Alfredo-like sauce made with cauliflower and almond milk. After some time in the oven, the potatoes become tender and the thick sauce becomes golden brown on top. Sprinkle with parsley and pepper and serve steaming hot!
10. Creamy 3-Cheese Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
This simple (but very delicious) vegan Creamy 3-Cheese Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna by Luci Rebecca involves nothing more complex than a pan, a dish, an oven, and a blender. Spinach is sautéed, combined with mushrooms and cream cheese, and then laid down on a dish for the base. From there, the lasagna alternates between tender layers of pasta and velvety cheese sauce, and eventually is topped with sliced tomatoes and a sprinkling of grated “cheese.”
11. Swedish Mushroom Meatballs
Source: Swedish Mushroom Meatballs
Making the perfect veggie meatball is an art and the secret is seasoning. These Swedish Mushroom Meatballs by Cruelty Free Family are blended with fragrant onions, garlic, nutritional yeast for cheesiness, Sriracha, savory liquid aminos, and a few other spices. After being formed and baked until crispy, these meatballs are tossed in a creamy cashew sauce which tastes amazing over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice. Yum!
12. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole
This Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole by Gabrielle St. Claire is comfort food heaven. Sweet, creamy butternut squash is paired with decadently cheesy macaroni elbows and sealed with a unique flatbread topping. The finishing touches really put it over the top, from the smoky shiitake bacon to the red pepper flakes and maple syrup. Normally, we’d say this casserole is perfect to make for a week of easy meals, but we know this one will only last a few days.
13. Thai Barbecue Cauliflower
These Thai Barbecue Cauliflower by Zsu Dever are an amazing creation on their own, so why not make this savory snack even better by adding a bit of Thai flare? This recipe is almost like a red curry but in crispy appetizer form. Cauliflower is tossed with curry powder, Sriracha, garlic, and coconut milk to contrast the heat and then baked (or air-fried) until tender and toasted. Serve these with a cooling and creamy dip and plenty of carrots and celery sticks!
14. Lentil and Spelt Pizza Crust
The ultimate lentil pizza crust. It’s delicious, it’s crispy, and it’s good for you. You can eat the entire pizza all by yourself and yourself happiness will not diminish by some kind of greasy and heavy feeling, custom companion for traditional pizza time. This Lentil and Spelt Pizza Crust by Sara Alisson is a really good recipe if you want to eat a bit healthier or just want to try something new.
15. Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes
Source: Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes can be dressed up with all sorts of delicious things from tangy cranberry sauce to fluffy marshmallows. These Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes by Holly Bertone, however, lets the natural flavor of sweet potato shine, elevating it with just a few select seasonings like cinnamon, turmeric, thyme, salt, and pepper. Just a quick toss, some time in the oven, and voila! A delectable side dish you will use time and time again.
It’s definitely possible to enjoy food without excess salt. If you’re interested in more amazing recipes, check out 15 Low-Sodium and Organic Canned Foods that you can start using today!
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