If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know I am always on the hunt for great tasting salt free spice blends and seasonings to help us all lose the salt without losing the taste. Today we are going to talk about the McCormick’s Perfect Pinch salt free spices. In that past, we’ve only really had the option to Dash our food. I blame the hospitals. it’s where I first encountered it. Now to be fair, I was putting it on top of hospital food, so I am sure there is some of that to blame. I did, however, give it a chance again when I came home, and to be honest, it will work, but has not been may favorite option.
Previously I have shared my reviews on some really nice tasting spices and blends that are now a staple of my low sodium pantry. It is the line of spices from Daks, and my review (and a discount code) is here. During the summer, I fell in love with Weber’s salt free chicken and steak grill seasonings. You can read about it here. I even have had Chefs give me recipes for making my own spice blends at home. We truly are blessed with many choices today on our salt free journey.
I am here to review the McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Salt Free Spice line. You know their salt free Garlic & Herb is one of my ultimate favorite, so I was super stoked to see they had expanded their line. I picked up their Original, Southwest, and the Fiesta Citrus. Here is the run down and results of each:
This is a solid standard spice blend. It fits into almost any recipe that just calls for basic seasonings. I found it worked well on potatoes and veggies, chicken breasts, tilapia, and making home made Chicken soup. the flavors and smells are earthy, and remind me of my mom’s kitchen.
I like the spice. This has a wonderful southwest smoky flavor. There is smoked pepper and paprika in this blend. It worked great on burgers, chicken, pork chops, potatoes, and veggies. It was wonderful on scallops and whitefish. This also goes great in chicken tortilla soup and chili.
Citrus sweet and spicy! Now you got my salivary glands working. This was my favorite of the three. It was great on corn and veggies. The citrus zest in this blend really brightens a dish. I made a vinaigrette dressing with this blend, and it was better than I could have imagined. Put it on everything, including eggs for breakfast!
What have you found to be your best spices since going low sodium? What spices do I have to try? Let me know in the comments!
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