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50 Low-Sodium Recipes That Are Kind to Your Heart

Treat your heart well by switching over to these low-sodium recipes, each one featuring 300 mg of sodium or fewer per serving.

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Citrus Salmon en Papillote

This salmon dish is so easy to make yet so delicious, elegant and low in sodium. —Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan

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Marinated Pork Kabobs Exps Tohas22 446 Md 03 29 3b 8

Marinated Pork Kabobs

When the grill comes out for the summer, so does this recipe. The entree was originally intended to be made with lamb, but pork, layered with seasonal veggies, works so well. —Bobbie Jo Miller, Fallon, Nevada
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Pizza Caprese

One of my favorite pizzas is so simple to make and comes together so quickly. Pizza Caprese is simply heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and really good extra virgin olive oil. I could eat this every day! —Beth Berlin, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Nectarine Chicken Salad Exps Sdjj19 12507 E02 05 2b 4

Nectarine Chicken Salad

When guests are coming for lunch or dinner in the warm summer months, I like to serve this attractive, low-sodium recipe. The dressing is refreshingly tart. A neighbor shared the recipe years ago and I’ve passed it on many times.
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Air-Fryer Fish Tacos

These crispy air-fryer fish tacos are good enough to challenge the best food truck. I love that the fish is deliciously guilt-free because it’s air-fried instead of deep-fried. —Lena Lim, Seattle, Washington
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Eggplant Casserole

With lots of vegetables, this good-for-you eggplant casserole is low in calories, but full of flavor. I make it often in summer when fresh produce is abundant.—Marelyn Baugher, Holdredge, Nebraska
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Zucchini Tomato Pasta Sauce Exps Ft21 38080 F 0507 1

Zucchini Tomato Pasta

I came up with this low-sodium recipe after planting too many zucchini plants in our vegetable garden. My husband loved it the first time I served it and now we make it quite often.—Joy Turner, Amherst, Ohio
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Cilantro Topped Salmon Exps Tohescodr22 32800 Dr 02 25 5b

Cilantro-Topped Salmon

This cilantro lime salmon has been a favorite with everyone who's tried it. A bright and fresh cilantro-lime sauce complements tender salmon fillets in this entree. —Nancy Culbert, Whitehorn, California
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Jerk Seasoned Meat Loaves Exps Tohescodr21 245077 B02 11 5b 1

Jerk-Seasoned Meat Loaves

I wanted meat loaf but also something unique, so I decided to spice up my usual low-sodium recipe by using Jamaican jerk seasoning. My family loved it! I completed the meal by serving it with string beans and yams. —Iris Cook, Batavia, Illinois
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Apple Maple Chops Exps Tohescodr21 39544 B02 12 1b 9

Apple Maple Chops

This apple and maple pork chop recipe is one of my family's favorites—my children just love it. The pork is super tender, and the maple syrup really makes the dish. It is so easy since it's made in the slow cooker! —Niki Schiefer, Attica, Ohio
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Saucy Beef And Cabbage Dinner Exps Cimzw20 125430 B09 02 4b 10

Saucy Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Using cabbage is a fantastic way to bulk up a meal without adding extra fat and calories. The cabbage in this dish is tender but still has a nice crunch. —Marcia Doyle, Pompano, Florida
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Grilled Mahi Mahi

Instead of grilling out the usual hamburgers or chicken breasts, prepare this grilled mahi mahi and reel in raves! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Moroccan Lamb Lettuce Wraps Exps Thedscodr20 239368 B01 10 5b 4

Moroccan Lamb Lettuce Wraps

I am a huge fan of both Moroccan lamb and lettuce wraps. This combination—with the creamy dressing and crunchy cucumber—makes a tasty slow-cooked dish. The wine and chili powder add even more flavor elements. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
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Chicken With Rosemary Butter Sauce Exps Ft20 44349 F 0123 1 6

Chicken with Rosemary Butter Sauce

This elegant rosemary chicken requires minimal effort but will win you major compliments. You'll love the mellow sauce! —Connie McDowell, Greenwood, Delaware
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Mushroom Steak Salad With Walnut Vinaigrette Exps Cf2bz20 40328 B12 06 1b 8

Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

When I want to serve a romantic dinner for my husband and me, I fix this elegant yet easy salad. I just add crusty French bread and a glass of wine. —Candace McMenamin, Lexington, South Carolina
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Poached Salmon With Chimichurri Exps Cimz19 38043 E09 13 1b 3

Poached Salmon with Chimichurri

Tender, flaky poached salmon is treated to a flavorful sauce in this elegant dish. Though it takes a little extra prep time, this impressive entree will please every mouth it meets! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Pomegranate Chicken Farro Salad Exps Hca20 176125 E08 20 2b

Pomegranate, Chicken and Farro Salad

This chicken and pomegranate salad is special—simple, yet sophisticated—and never fails to win raves. I use quick-cooking farro, which takes only 10 minutes on the stovetop. Many stores now carry packaged pomegranate seeds in the refrigerated produce section year-round. —David Dahlman, Chatsworth, California
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Sheet Pan Tandoori Chicken Exps Ft19 228530 F 0725 1 12

Sheet-Pan Tandoori Chicken

This low-sodium recipe is easy for weeknights since it bakes in one pan, but it is also special enough for guests. The best part? There isn’t much to clean up when dinner is over! —Anwar Khan, Iriving, Texas
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Mughali Chicken Exps Tohon19 41746 B06 11 15b 14

Mughali Chicken

I enjoy cooking for my family and try to incorporate healthy new foods into our menus. This authentic Indian dish is a favorite. —Aruna Kancharla, Bentonville, Arkansas
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Butternut And Chard Pasta Bake  Exps Tohca19 221348 B03 14 1b Rms 12

Butternut and Chard Pasta Bake

This low-sodium recipe is made for butternut squash lovers, with pureed squash in the sauce and squash pieces in the casserole alongside an ideal companion, Swiss chard. This is a very veggie hybrid of ever-popular holiday sides. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
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Greek Ouzo Pork Kabobs  Exps Rc21 266123 B12 01 12b 7

Greek Ouzo Pork Kabobs

Eat dinner as the Mediterraneans do with these delightfully different kabobs. Ouzo and the tzatziki dipping sauce give you a real taste of the Greek islands. —Francine Lizotte, Surrey, British Columbia
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Refreshing Shrimp Salad

Avocado, strawberries and shrimp are wonderful together in this filling yet light salad. Balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette dressings go well with the salad, as do Asian-inspired dressings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Char Siu Pork Lettuce Cups

The Asian influence here in the Hawaiian islands inspired my char siu recipe. It’s tasty as is, in a bun, on a lettuce cup or over rice. We make it often so we have leftovers to add to fried rice, ramen and salads. —Karen Naihe, Kamuela, Hawaii
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Lemon Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Exps Bmz18 14200 B12 15 5b 2

Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

This tender pork is seasoned with a wonderful herb and lemon rub I created. Even my husband, who is a chef, thinks this dish is special enough for company. —Carol Birkemeier, Nashville, Indiana
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Cod And Asparagus Bake Exps Tham18 200337 B10 08 5b 20

Cod and Asparagus Bake

The lemon pulls this flavorful and healthy dish together. You can use grated Parmesan cheese instead of Romano if you'd like. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
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Chicken Poppy Seed Salad Exps Chkbz18 48611 D10 19 4b 5

Chicken Poppy Seed Salad

Juicy berries, crisp sugar snap peas and crunchy pecans complement the lime-marinated chicken in this pretty salad. The homemade sweet-sour dressing is simply delicious. —Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Hungarian Goulash Exps Sscbz18 134926 D09 26 3b 24

Hungarian Goulash

Talk about your heirloom recipes! My grandmother made this Hungarian goulash recipe for my mother when she was a child, and then Mom made it for us to enjoy. Paprika and caraway add wonderful flavor, and sour cream gives it a creamy richness. It’s simply scrumptious! —Marcia Doyle, Pompano, Florida
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Weeknight Chicken Chop Suey Exps Thn17 38155 B06 15 1b 5

Weeknight Chicken Chop Suey

If you'd like a little extra crunch with this colorful chop suey, serve with chow mein noddles. —George Utley, South Hill, Virginia
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Roast Pork With Apples Onions Exps Sdas17 41727 B04 07 3b 8

Roast Pork with Apples & Onions

The sweetness of the apples and onions nicely complements the roast pork. With its crisp skin and melt-in-your-mouth flavor, this is my family's favorite weekend dinner. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Grilled Salmon Fillet Exps Diyd21 14056 E05 12 10b 9

Grilled Salmon Fillet

Growing up on a family-owned resort, I was expected to help around the kitchen. This grilled salmon fillet recipe became my specialty. —Paul Noetzel, Grafton, Wisconsin
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Pine Nut Crusted Tilapia Exps Tohescodr22 33396 Dr 02 17 4b 11

Pine Nut-Crusted Tilapia

This golden-brown pine nut-crusted tilapia has a tender texture, nutty coating and hint of sweet honey. It’s fast to fix and can be served for a special family meal or when you want to impress guests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Breaded Pork Chops Exps Ft19 73 F 0820 1 12

Breaded Pork Chops

These traditional pork chops have a wonderful home-cooked flavor like the ones Mom used to make. The breading makes them crispy outside and tender and juicy inside. Why not treat your family to some breaded pork chops tonight? —Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan
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Flavorful Marinated Pork Loin Exps Hca22 40966 Dr 12 08 5b

Flavorful Marinated Pork Loin

"Beautifully glazed with a mouthwatering marinade, this entree is relatively low in fat but still juicy, flavorful and so tender."—Paula Young, — Tiffin, Ohio
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South Seas Mango Halibut Exps Tohescodr21 31473 E05 014 2b 5

South Seas Mango Halibut

This mango halibut recipe is marinated in aromatic spices, then stir-fried and combined with coconut milk and fresh mango. It'll transform a weeknight meal into a tropical delight! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Kabob Less Chicken And Vegetables Exps Tohescodr21 255157 B05 14 1b 13

Kabobless Chicken and Vegetables

As the primary caregiver for my grandma, I am trying to cook healthier for her. I am fascinated with Mediterranean cuisine. It is much easier to have chicken and vegetables off the kabob, which inspired this sheet-pan dinner. —Chelsea Madren, Fullerton, California
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Grilled Lime Chicken Exps Ft21 343 F 0512 1 1 13

Grilled Lime Chicken

A wonderful citrusy marinade makes this grilled lime chicken tangy and tasty. A few hours before dinner, simply marinate the chicken for a fuss-free meal later on. —Lisa Dougherty, Vacaville, California
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Juicy Seitan Chicken Exps Ft21 262679 F 0324 1 9

Tofu Chicken Nuggets

These tofu chicken nuggets can be made ahead to use throughout the week. To mimic the taste (and texture!) of chicken, we also use a plant-based product called seitan. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Spinach Shrimp Fettuccine Exps Fttmz21 25028 E03 05 6b 1

Spinach Shrimp Fettuccine

I experimented for a couple of years before perfecting this colorful dish, and everyone raves about it. It is easy and light, and it fits into my busy schedule. —Kristin Walker, Suffolk, Virginia
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Chicken Veggie Packets

People think I went to a lot of trouble when I serve these packets. Individual aluminum foil pouches hold in the juices during baking to keep the herbed chicken moist and tender. The foil saves time and makes cleanup a breeze. —Edna Shaffer, Beulah, Michigan
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South Of The Border Chicken Salad With Tequila Lime Dressing Exps Ft20 55215 F 0528 1 Home 8

South-of-the-Border Chicken Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing

Add a burst of color to your table with this fresh main-dish that's topped with homemade tequila lime salad dressing. For a simple garnish sprinkle salad with lightly crushed tortilla chips.—Annette Hottenstein, Cockeysville, Maryland
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Basic Meat Loaf Exps Ft20 27563 F 0519 1 Home 15

Basic Meat Loaf

Since I can’t have much salt, I’ve come up with a low-sodium recipe for easy meatloaf that is really tasty without it. —Lillian Wittler, Wayne, Nebraska
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Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish

This tropical-tasting melon relish is sweet and very flavorful. It tastes so good with the tender chicken breasts and is perfect for summer. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
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Chunky Chicken Salad With Grapes And Pecans Exps Ft19 152167 F 1218 1 3

Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

This chicken salad with grapes is ready in a snap when using rotisserie chicken and a few quick chops of pecans, sweet onion and celery. —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
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Scrumptious California Salmon Exps Cimzw19  48245 B09 12 9b 12

Scrumptious California Salmon

California cuisine is all about balancing flavors. This low-sodium recipe brings out the sweetness in orange juice and honey and balances it with the kick of ancho chili pepper and balsamic. —Dustin Anderson, Fillmore, California
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Maple Mustard Chicken Exps Hscbz19 43591 E07 12 6b 5

Maple Mustard Chicken

My husband loves this chicken dish. It calls for only five ingredients, and we try to have them all on hand for a delicious and cozy dinner anytime. —Jennifer Seidel, Midland, Michigan
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Grilled Buttermilk Chicken Exps Bfbz19 193422 B01 16 4b 2

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

I created this low-sodium recipe years ago after one of our farmers market customers, a chef, shared the idea of marinating chicken in buttermilk. The chicken is easy to prepare and always turns out moist and delicious! I bruise the thyme sprigs by twisting them before adding them to the buttermilk mixture; this tends to release the oils in the leaves and flavor the chicken better. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Cumin Quinoa Patties Exps Sdam19 133393 C12 07 2b 1

Cumin Quinoa Patties

This easy to make veggie burger packs an amazing taste, and the crunch from the addition of quinoa makes the texture to die for. This is an easy and delicious vegetarian burger option that you must try. Pan-frying adds a perfect crisp that takes it to the next level. The mixture can be made ahead of time, and it freezes very well. Enjoy! —Beth Klein, Arlington, Virginia
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Chicken Fajita Salad Exps Chbz19 3288 E10 24 2b  7

Chicken Fajita Salad

This low-sodium recipe came from Texas, which is famous for its Mexican food. I love to cook, even though it’s just for me and my husband now. I invite our grown kids over a lot, and they just love this chicken fajita salad. I’m happy to share it! —Lois Proudfit, Eugene, Oregon
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Chicken Mushroom Stew Exps Sscbz18 2866 E08 24 052 15

Chicken Mushroom Stew

The flavors blend beautifully in this pot of chicken, vegetables and herbs as it simmers slowly. —Kenny Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois
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Moroccan Chicken Tagine Pockets Exps Sddj19 219445 B07 20 7b 2

Moroccan Chicken Tagine Pockets

I enjoy shredded chicken dishes, Moroccan seasonings and pita sandwiches. The addition of the carrot salad laced with dates and pomegranate seeds lends an extra punch and crunch. Mini flour tortillas can be substituted for pitas. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Amy Glander
Amy is a book editor at Taste of Home where she gets to pour her passions for food and storytelling into trade and series cookbooks. When she’s not writing or editing, you’ll find her antiquing, cooking and baking from her favorite vintage cookbooks and exploring Milwaukee’s urban beauty with her digital SLR in hand.