Items with lots of fruits or veggies tend to be extremely low in sodium to begin with, so the thing you need to look out for are the condiments, toppings or dressings used to finish off or season the salad.. In this case the Black Beans and salt were the two items responsible for the sodium in the dish.
- Used Mrs. Dash Table Blend in lieu of the salt called for.
- Used Bush’s Reduced Sodium Black Beans. These have 50% less sodium than the regular variety and are doable when the sodium in the beans is spread across 6 servings.
Everybody loved the salad. I didn’t notice much difference between the low sodium version and the regular version I made in the Spring. Everybody was going back for seconds and nobody added salt to them. All in all this was very successful.