Spices have almost no calories. Some of the most beloved (and delicious) ethnic spice blends in the world cuisine are without salt.I am saying that it is not necessary to give up taste to give up or limit salt. Here is a list of spice blends with absolutely no salt:
- Ras el Hanout
A luxurious blend of 18-20 spices translated as "Top of the Shop" in Morocco. Rich and flavorful, but not spicy hot.
- Greek Seasoning
Perfect for tzatziki yogurt dressing or atop a salad.
- Garam Masala
One of the building blocks for any Indian or Bengali dish. It is wonderful on squash, sweet potatoes or rice.
- Chinese Five Spice
A basic spice of any Chinese vegetables or savory dishes.
- Herbs de Provence
Chicken, salad, salad dressing, potatoes. Be creative!
- Italian Seasoning
Your sauce does not have to be based in meat to be flavorful. Wonderful on salads, fish and poultry as well.
- Panch Phoron
Also called Bengal Five Spice, this mixture of seeds can be put into rice or even toasted and applied as a coating for roast tenderloin of beef.
- Tagine Blend
This mixture is designed for a long, slow cooking or braising. As it cooks, all of the wonderful nuances of its spices will reveal themselves.
Of the 8 curry masalas, or mixtures, at The Spice Diva, not one has a speck of salt!
With just a little creativity and willingness to Make Life Delicious, you may discover a whole new flavor palate!