Our No Sodium BBQ Dry Rub recipe is a great low sodium seasoning to use when you want to decrease your intake of salt. This is dietitian-approved.


No Sodium BBQ Dry Rub

  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  1. Mix ingredients together in a jar with an airtight lid.

Why a “No Sodium” Seasoning?

The American Heart Association recommends a lower sodium intake than many Americans consume.  Using a no-sodium spice blend like our No Sodium BBQ Dry Rub is an excellent way to flavor food without adding salt to your diet.

This blend can work on all kinds of meat, especially for the lower fat meats including lean meats like sirloin or flank steak and also for chicken and fish.  Give it a try, this blend is so tasty, you will not even miss the salty flavor.

We also have a blog on healthy DIY jar recipes including Salt-Free Seasoning blends, take a look at the blog.


Salt-free Seasoning Blend Recipes

no sodium herb mixtures

Photo credit Kristin Jenkins


We have other no-salt seasonings that you will enjoy.  Give these a try:

Remember if you are following a low sodium diet, you want to make sure to read labels and avoid the words sodium and salt as much as possible.  We can help you prepare foods that are simple to prepare and lower in sodium to help you manage your blood pressure and to eat in a more heart-healthy way.


Additional Resources:

You don’t need to only stick to seasonings! Check out some of our low sodium crafted by our own dietitians!

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-Blog reviewed and updated by Rebecca Bitzer MS RD LD August 30, 2021

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Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, or a seasoned chef, Dietitian Klara will work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating, Cooking with Diabetes and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Guide.