Low Sodium Mole Sauce Recipe (No Salt Added)

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This low sodium mole sauce recipe is rich and spicy, made with peppers, onions, spices, cacao powder, and no salt or preservatives. Serve this savory mole sauce over chicken, beef, pork, and with a side of rice or beans.

This mole sauce brings some major flavor without sodium. This sauce is made from simmered vegetables and spices, and great for your next dinner!

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If you’ve never had mole sauce, you’re seriously missing out!  Mole sauce is traditional in Mexican cuisine, and is built on a base of dried chilis, peppers, chocolate, and spices.  Authentic mole recipes call for salt and high-sodium ingredients, so I wanted to develop a healthier version.

My husband’s go-to order at our favorite Mexican restaurant is chicken mole – which is rich, delicious, tangy, and loaded with spice. Since we eat low sodium, I wanted to make a version that we can both enjoy at home. He gave this a 10/10 and said the flavor was spot on!

This Low Sodium Mole Sauce Is:

  • Spicy
  • Savory
  • Smoky
  • Nutty
  • Rich
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Made without Salt or Preservatives
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Ingredients In Mole Sauce Without Salt

See the recipe card below for a full list of instructions and ingredient amounts!

  • Onions, Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic, Lime
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt Free Chili Powder – some chili powder blends can contain salt, so make sure you check the ingredient labels for a no-salt version.
  • No-Salt-Added Peanut Butter – I always choose a simple no-salt peanut butter, with just one ingredient: peanuts. I try not to buy any peanut butter that has added salt, sugar, or palm oil which is common in most grocery store brands.
  • Cacao Powder: unsweetened cacao powder is a tasty and good-for-you addition to this sauce. While traditional mole is made with chocolate, I like cacao or cocoa powder instead.
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon
  • No-Salt-Added Corn Tortillas – tortillas are added to this recipe to give the sauce some texture. Always check the sodium content of tortillas before buying – corn tortillas usually have less sodium than flour varieties.
  • No-Salt-Added Vegetable Stock – I like to make my own using my recipe here, however use any brand that has 0 added sodium.
  • Chili Flakes
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How Do I Make Mole Sauce Without Salt?

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil on low. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 6 to 7 minutes until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the remainder of the ingredients to the pot and stir well. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes until tortillas have completely softened.
  3. Using an immersion blender, or a standing blender (being careful to transfer the sauce in small batches), blend on high until the sauce is thick.
  4. Pour over cooked meats, or use as a marinade. Enjoy!
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Low Sodium Mole Sauce

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium mole sauce recipe is rich and spicy, made with peppers, onions, spices, cacao powder, and no salt or preservatives. Serve this savory mole sauce over chicken, beef, pork, and with a side of rice or beans. This mole sauce brings some major flavor without sodium. This Mexican sauce is made from simmered vegetables and spices, and great for your next dinner!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 173 kcal

Equipment

  • large pot
  • Immersion Blender or regular blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ cup fresh tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup No-Salt-Added Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 No-Salt-Added Tortillas torn into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups No-Salt-Added Vegetable Stock
  • 2 limes juiced
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil on low. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 6 to 7 minutes until they begin to soften.
  • Add the remainder of the ingredients to the pot and stir well. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes until tortillas have completely softened.
  • Using an immersion blender, or a standing blender (being careful to transfer the sauce in small batches), blend on high until the sauce is thick.
  • Pour over cooked meats, or use as a marinade. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 62mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1025IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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