Low Sodium Rubs, Marinades and Glaze

 Great for Grilling and Barbecuing Meats and Poultry 

Cajun Spice Rub

2 Tbsp Paprika, 1 Tbsp ground Cumin, 1 Tsbp dried Thyme, 4 mined garlic cloves, 1 diced onion, 1 Tbsp dired Oregano1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp Gound Cayenne

Allspice, Garlic, Marjoram, Parsley ,Thyme   • Mix 1 tsp of each and rub into any any red meat.

Marjoram, Rosemary, Tarragon, Lemon Zest    • Combining 1 tsp of each spice and the zest of half of lemon rub into the chicken or turkey.

Cayene, Gound Cumin, Garlic to spice up your meats.  Mix together1 Tbsp Cumin, 1 tsp Cayene, 2 minced Garlic  and rub into meat.


Soy Sauce, Garlic, Olive Oil, Balsalmic Vinegar Great for Pork!

2 Tbsp Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce,

2 minced garlic

1 Tbsp Olive Oil,

3 Tbsp Balsalmic Vinegar.

Place meat inside 1 gallon plastic bag and let marinade for two hours. May store in refrigerator for up to three days.

Basic Wine Marinade

1/4 (60 ml) cup olive oil,

1/4 (60 ml) Red Wine (RED MEATS) and White Wine (WHITE MEATS),

1 onion grated,

2 garlic cloves minced,

1 tbsp herbs (oregano, rosemary, marjoram, or bay leaf, or Italian Seasoning),

1 tsp pepper,

and 1/4 tsp salt.

Combine all ingredients with meat into a 1 gallon plastic bag.  Allow to marinade for 2-4 hours and up to 48 hours.


Rum Glaze

1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar

2 Tbsp dark rum

grated zest of 1 lime

Juice of 1 lime

1 Tbsp dry mustard

Mix all ingredients together.

Coat meat with a Dry Rub of your choice. Cook over low heat. Brush on glaze at end of cooking time.

Mango Mustard Glaze

2 1/2 tbsp mango chutney

1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 1/2 tbsp apricot jam

3 -5 drops Tabasco Sauce

Mix all ingredients together then brush over cooked meat.  Return to grill and continue cooking for 15-20 minutes make sure that it glazes, but does not burn.

By Kimberly Crocker

Low Sodium Dietary Tips

Adjusting flavor, while reducing salt.  Mildy palate pleasing herbs in all your favortie dishes.

Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Garlic, Onion   • Use each alone or mix them together.

• BASIL, OREGANO, PARSLEY taste great in tomato sauces, (use low sodium tomatoes or tomato sauce).   Serve the sauce with pasta or rice. 

  • Fresh minced garlic and diced onion sauté in a 2 Tbsp oil for 7 minutes on med low. Add tomato sauce simmer for 20 minutes, add oregano and parsley, OR basil at end.
  • With 2 tbsp olive oil combine equal parts of ROSEMARY, SAGE, THYME, to a GARLIC clove, half ONION saute` in pan on medium low for 7-10 minutes and then add to your favorite bean dish.
    • Try any of these herbs in your steamed vegetables or in soups.
  • Chives, Dill, Parsley ,Tarragon       • Steam any one of these with your vegetables or with fish.
  • • Tarragon is great in soup.
  • • Dill is great in rice with vegetables and kidney beans, or in dips with yogurt and low fat sour cream.
  • Chives and parsley are great on top of salad, soup or baked potato. They are also good in dips with yogurt and sour cream.

Allspice, Garlic, Marjoram ,Parsley ,Thyme       • Mix these herbs and spices together and rub into any meat, poultry, or pork  for a terrific dish.
Marjoram, Rosemary, Tarragon             • Combine spices and rub into the chicken or turkey (with the skin removed) and steam it.
Curry powder, Turmeric, minced Garlic and diced Onions   • Saute` in 2-3 Tbsp olive oil for 7 minutes on med low temp, then add tomatoes (tomato sauce), rice, black beans and corn for a delicious Spanish flavor.