Cutting down on salt
doesn't mean you have
to cut out flavour.

The best way to cut down on your salt intake is to cook fresh! You’ll find below some easy recipes that are full of flavour and low in salt. They are also recipes that will store well and can be easily prepared at the beginning of the week, so you don’t have to reach for processed foods during the busy working week. Most of them are super simple so get the kids involved and cook up a storm!

Fresh tuna and sweetcorn fritters with salsa

  • Sodium


  • Energy


  • Fat


  • Sat. Fat


  • Sugar



  • 3 medium waxy potatoes, peeled
  • 1 fresh tuna steak, finely cubed
  • 1x 200g can sweetcorn in water (drained and rinsed)
  • 4 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Coarsely ground black pepper


For the salsa:

  • 1 red onion
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • ½ fennel bulb (green tops, root and outer layer removed) chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Ground black pepper


Recipe provided by World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) in support of the Heart Foundation

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Bring potatoes to the boil for 15 minutes, they should be fairly firm after this time and not soft so they can be grated. Drain, allow to cool and grate. Wear rubber gloves to make it easier to grate the potatoes.
  3. Mix the tuna, sweetcorn, grated potatoes, chopped herbs and beaten egg and season with coarse ground black pepper. Divide into 12 portions shaping each into a flat patty. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
  4. Whilst these are cooking prepare the salsa. Simply combine the chopped ingredients with the lemon juice and ground black pepper.
  5. Serve the fritters with the salsa.


Serves 4