6 Easy Recipes for Low Sodium Sauces

Sauces and condiments can be very high in sodium. This guide will show you easy low sodium sauces that can be whipped up in a jiffy.

Buying different sauces, dips and marinades at the grocery store can be a pretty daunting task for someone following a low sodium diet. If you're like me, then you like to create your own salt-free sauces! The list of low sodium sauce recipes below all contain no added salt and are super delicious and easy to make. Below you will find the ingredients to each sauce, but you'll need to click over to the recipe to find the measurements. If you like this post please comment below and tell me what you think!

Low Sodium Roasted Cranberry Sauce

Store bought condiments and sauces tend to be really high in sodium. These low sodium sauce recipes are quick to make, easy, and most importantly delicious.

low sodium roasted cranberry sauce

You will never use canned cranberry sauce again once you see how easy it is to make this delicious low sodium roasted cranberry sauce sauce. This sauce stores well so you can make it up to a week in advance. A great cranberry sauce for people watching their sodium intake.


Low Sodium Apple Cherry Chutney

Low sodium apple chutney recipe

Super simple, five-ingredient chutney that goes great on chicken, salmon, pork, and sandwiches. Whip up this chutney in 20 minutes and store it for later, use as gifts or eat right away!


  • 1 Apple, medium & tart
  • 1 cup Cherries, tart & dried
  • 1 Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup Sugar

Low Sodium 60 Second Salsa

60 Second Low Sodium salsa

Store bought salsa can be a difficult one to swallow for someone counting their sodium intake. Most salsas have around 200mg per serving, making it very difficult for someone following a low sodium diet to eat. This 60 second low sodium salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients, and only takes 60 seconds to make. Fresh is always better, and this fresh low sodium salsa packs a punch!


  • 5 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 Spanish Onion, rough chopped
  • 2 Jalapeño
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp Cumin, ground
  • 1 tbsp Coriander, ground
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper, optional (add more or less for desired heat)
  • Pinch Black pepper, pinch

Low Sodium Roasted Green Tomatillo Salsa

Low sodium roasted green tomatillo sauce

Leathery wrappers hide a moist, apple textured fruit. Tomatillos are available in most grocery stores and make a great base for this low sodium tomatillo sauce. Use on tacos or a base for chili Verde.


  • 1 lb Green tomatillos
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Jalapeño
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ cup Cilantro
  •  3 tbsp Lime juice

Low Sodium Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Low sodium roasted red bell pepper sauce

This Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is one of my favorite kitchen staples. It is super versatile and keeps well in the freezer, making it a wonderful make-ahead option for dinners on those busy nights.


  • 6 Red bell peppers (washed and dried)
  •  ½ cup Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 2 Garlic (fresh cloves, chopped)
  • 1.50 tsp Sweet Hungarian paprika
  • Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Homemade VERY low sodium soy sauce

Trade out your sodium packed soy sauce for this delicious and lower salt version. Low sodium boullion is high in potassium by itself but this recipe is low in potassium per serving size.


3 thoughts on “6 Easy Recipes for Low Sodium Sauces”

    • Hey Cheryl,

      This is a blog post for specifically Low Sodium Sauces. Not everything on Cukebook is low sodium, low potassium, and low phosphorus (for CKD). Cukebook is for folks in all stages of CKD (1-5) including post-transplant. If you’re like me (post-transplant) you are in a different boat. I’m actually on a high phosphorus diet! But, most days for me consist of limited my sodium only. If you’re looking for kidney-friendly recipes only, you can see this page here.

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