Friday, May 24, 2013

80--- Homemade Low Sodium Vegetable Seasoning

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