Fact: Seasoning your vegetables often makes them tastier.
Fact: Most seasoning blends contain salt as their first ingredient.
Fact: Most of us should watch our sodium intake.
Fact: You can make your own seasoning blend with minimal (or no) salt.
Now, just in time for grilled vegetable season...........
Homemade Low Sodium Vegetable Seasoning
Makes ~ 3 1/2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp dried minced onion
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a mortar and use a pestle to crush and combine thoroughly.
Sprinkle on vegetables sprayed lightly with olive oil prior to cooking (grilling, roasting, etc.).
Sodium per 1/4 tsp: 15 mg