Friday, January 21, 2011

6 Salt Alternatives

"Try some of these low-to-no sodium enhancers:
Vinegar and lemon juice have the same magic ability
as salt:The acidity not only adds its own taste but also
brings out the essence of other ingredients.
Tomatoes function similarly to vinegar and lemon juice
due to their acidity. You just need more of them.
Peppers provide tingly heat that distracts the tongue.
Try jalapeno, black pepper, or chili powder.
Onion and garlic-what would we do without them? They
add depth and aroma.
Herbs can lift a dish from ok to fabulous. Many herbs,
such as oregano and thyme, are actually more flavorful when
dried. Tender-leaved herbs such as cilantro, parsley, and basil
are best fresh.
Spices such as cumin, ginger, nutmeg, or any of the dozens
of spices on supermarket shelves add piquant tang."

-Prevention Magazine January 2011