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When a recipe calls for salt what do you use instead?

 
QandA

Asked by QandA at 11:04 AM on Jan. 16, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • A good sea salt; usually half of what the recipe calls for.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:11 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • depends on the type of recipe. any baked goods such as breads, cookies, cakes, or anything that needs to rise, nothing! it needs salt to properly bake.

    for all other foods, I've been using Mrs.Dash products lately.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • Salt. If you aren't eating anything processed or refined and always cooking from scratch, you're not getting a lot of salt. If you are exercising regularly, you're expelling salt.

    Himalayan mineral salt is full of things your body needs anyway. We also use natural mineral sea salt.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 11:08 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • In baking you usually have to use salt to make what you are baking rise. In other things you can use less salt, no salt, salt substitute, Mrs. Dash, or other spices that compliment what you are making.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 11:09 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • don't forget, your body needs iodine! which most people only get in the form of table salt.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • When baking, I use what the recipe calls for. When cooking, I'll use herbs for seasoning, and if someone wants salt on their finished product, they can salt it themselves.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:48 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • If it's in a baked good, I use the salt called for. In meals, I don't use it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • More salt! (I love me some salt)
    _Kitty_kat_

    Answer by _Kitty_kat_ at 1:14 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • If I am baking, I use salt. If I am cooking, I use as little bit as possible. If I am cooking pasta, I salt the water to draw the flavors of the pasta out. Some meats need to be salted to draw the juices out. Otherwise, I won't add it. I try to substitute salt with fresh herbs or chopped garlic and shallots.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • baking - needs the salt.

    cooking - herbs and spices. but if I do use salt its Sea salt.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 4:15 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

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