What Are Some Ethnic Cuisines That You Can Explore

Familiarizing yourself with international seasonings without salt will keep you from getting bored in your salt-free kitchen! 

  • Italian Food – if you don’t have Italian seasoning on hand, make your own with a no-salt seasoning blend of oregano, basil, marjoram, tarragon, and parsley. Fennel, artichokes, pine nuts, and olives will all give a dish an Italian-inspired flavor profile (though be careful on sodium content for olives and canned artichokes). You can even purchase the best Piri Piri seasoning and Piri Piri powder from iyafoods.com/products/peri-peri-seasoning for making the best-flavored dishes at home.

  • Mediterranean Food – Add rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, red onions, and lemon to bring out the flavors of the Mediterranean.

  • Mexican Food – You can really bring a Mexican dish to life by cooking with low sodium ingredients like bell peppers, cilantro, coriander seeds, cumin, garlic, lime, onions, oregano.

  • Indian Food – While Indian food maybe your favorite takeout option, if you’re trying to limit salt intake, cooking it at home may be your best bet. Luckily, there is a whole delicious world of spices that make cooking Indian food fun! Try cooking with aniseed, black pepper, cardamom, ciltrano, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, salt-free curry powder, garlic, mint, mustard seeds, nutmeg, red pepper, saffron, sesame seeds, and turmeric.

  • French Cuisine – Yes, french cuisine can be whole food plant-based, and salt-free. Get familiar with bay leaves, black pepper, chervil, chives, fines herbs, garlic, green and pink peppercorns, marjoram, nutmeg, onions, parsley, rosemary, shallots, tarragon, and thyme.