- These poor guys have no idea what's in store for them!

Roasted Zucchini (low sodium version)

I ate some sad roasted zucchini yesterday

8w ago
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I actually used to really enjoy this dish back in the days when I salted my food, but I'm cutting down on my own sodium intake to help my father-in-law stick to his post-CHF heart healthy diet.

The original "recipe" is very simple. Thinly slice zucchini and place in a bowl. Add some olive oil, and salt &  pepper and stir to combine everything.  Bake at 425° F for 15 to 20 minutes, then flip them and bake another 5 to 10 minutes, until they're done to your taste... I wanted to make these into a low sodium food, so I used Mrs. Dash instead. Big mistake.

Unfortunately, I don't think that it is worth the trouble of trying to make this again. My father-in-law dubiously agreed to try one piece and promptly rejected it as "kind of bland," harsh criticism for him. Nobody else was even willing to try it, so I ended up eating the whole batch myself over the course of two meals. It was edible, but it wasn't fantastic. I guess some things need a bit of salt to taste good. The baked zucchini fritters ( foodtribe.com/p/baked-zucchini-fritters-recipe-KtoWZZIjT7aDSKESVBFNsQ ) were a huge success, though, so I suspect that will be the way future zukes get used up. 😋

Sad rejected zucchini slices 😥

Sad rejected zucchini slices 😥

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Comments (12)

  • Oh no...

    I understand, I think a lot of stuff would taste way better with just a pinch of salt. Every time I make a thing that doesn't taste as delicious, I know it just needs more salt.

      2 months ago
    • I might try again later with a different seasoning, but I think you're right. Some foods just need salt to taste good, or perhaps it's the way our palates were trained. I tried salt free potato chips a few years back and my brain just refused to...

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        2 months ago
    • That's also a good idea!

      👌🏻👌🏻

        2 months ago
  • I am sorry they did not turn out, I am sure that is quite a disappointment.

      2 months ago
    • Not really, it just inspired me to find a different cooking method... otherwise the chickens would be eating a zucchini diet this summer. I just put in two plants, but we've had a lot of rain over the past couple of weeks and they're growing...

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        2 months ago
    • I am sure you will come up with something creative.

        2 months ago
  • Aw... I was about to suggest a slice of chorizo on each one of the zucchini slices to redeem everything, but that's probably not low-sodium.

      2 months ago
    • Much to fil's dismay, no. I'm working hard to keep both his cardiovascular system and his palate happy, though!

        2 months ago
  • Oh no!

      1 month ago
  • Love the flavor of roasted Zucchini

      1 month ago
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