Low salt roast recipes


Top tips for a low salt roast dinner

  • Opt for roasting your own chicken rather than buying a rotisserie chicken.
  • Buy fresh, unseasoned meat and vegetables and add flavour with alternatives such as dried or fresh herbs, black pepper, lemon juice and garlic .
  • Avoid ready made seasonings and rubs as these can contain added salt.  
  • Do not add salt to the water when boiling vegetables.
  • Make your own gravy using juices from the meat and the water used for boiling the vegetables.
  • Both English mustard and horseradish sauce tend to be very high in salt, opt for apple sauce and mint sauce which are much lower, often containing just a trace of salt.
  • Yorkshire puddings are surprisingly quick and easy to make and by making them yourself you can avoid the unnecessary salt added to prepared ones.

Simple Roast Recipes

Simple Roast Chicken
Perfect Roast Potatoes
Carrots with a Twist
Red Cabbage with Sugar and Spice
Sage and Onion Stuffing
Yorkshire Pudding
Crunchy Apple Crumble

Roast dinners aren’t difficult to make, the most important thing is the timing. Follow the advice below to make sure that everything is ready at the right time.  

  • The meat will need to go in the oven first, while it’s cooking you can prepare the potatoes and stuffing.
  • Potatoes take about 45 minutes in the oven so should go in about 30 minutes before the meat is due to come out and can stay in while the meat is resting (standing at room temperature). The stuffing can go in about 10 minutes after the potatoes and come out with the meat. Prepare the rest of the vegetables and the Yorkshire pudding batter while the potatoes are cooking.
  • Yorkshire puddings require a higher temperature than the other items so once you have taken the meat out, turn up the heat and cook them for the last 20 minutes. The potatoes can stay in or come out at this point depending on how well done they are.
  • Cook vegetables and gravy at the last minute while the meat is resting.