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!

Potato and lentil dahl

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  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 4 potatoes , cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 cup water
  • 440 no-added-salt diced tomatoes
  • 440 g can no-added-salt brown lentils, drained and rinsed


Recipe from © State of Western Australia 2012, reproduced with permission

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and potato. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until the onion is soft.
  3. Add spices and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until you can small the flavours.
  4. Add the water and tomatoes.
  5. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until liquid reduces by half.
  7. Add the lentils to the potato mixture.
  8. Cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.


Serves 4