This salad did require some work to get it to be low sodium, most of it was easy. Using a salt substitute was easy. The Worcestershire sauce, while high in sodium was a sufficiently small quantity so it didn’t have a huge impact. The other items that contributed to the sodium count were things I didn’t like anyway: blue cheese and french fried onions. While I like cheese on my salads, blue cheese is not one of them. I elected to skip the cheese, but you could serve it on the side as an optional topping for those who could eat it. I would much rather have croutons than French fried onions and to my surprise I managed to find some low sodium croutons where I could have 6 of them without breaking the sodium bank. This is better than it sounds because these were larger sized croutons than normal.
- I used Mrs. Dash Steak Grilling Blend in lieu of Kosher salt to season the steak for grilling.
- I used Mrs. Dash Table Blend in lieu of table salt to season the dressing.
- I eliminated the blue cheese.
- I switched out the French fried onions for low sodium croutons.
- I used Mrs. Dash Table Blend in lieu of table salt to season the salad at the table.
This was an excellent salad. It took a fair amount of tweaking to get it to meet my target sodium count. I can’t say that this salad tasted exactly like the version in the recipe, but what I ended up with was certainly no disappointment.