No-Salt Taco Seasoning

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Heather says:

This no-salt taco seasoning mix recipe is a great way to keep your salt intake under control without sacrificing flavor. It takes all of 3 minutes to put together -5 if you’re the picture taking type- and it makes enough for about 4 recipes calling for a taco mix. Use 2.5 tablespoons of the taco seasoning mix wherever a packet of taco seasoning is suggested.

Keep in mind, when using this as a one-to-one substitution for a packet of taco seasoning that the recipe likely expects there to be quite a lot of salt in the seasoning mix (a little more than 1 tsp for every 2.5 TBSP of mix). You will likely need to add some salt, but you have a much finer control and probably won’t wake up in the middle of the night and stick your head under the faucet trying to guzzle ALL. THE. WATER.  Oh, I’m sure you’re much too fancy and would grab a glass even in the middle of the night, so forget I said anything.

Double, triple, quadruple, whatever you’d like.


No Salt Taco Seasoning Recipe

: No-Salt Taco Seasoning

  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Measure and mix.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container.

I don’t measure carefully, I use rounded spoons rather than carefully leveled.


 You may, if you’d like add 1 TBSP & 1 tsp ground black pepper, but I prefer to just use fresh ground pepper in whatever the final dish may be

Preparation time: 3 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet tags: Gluten free

Culinary tradition: USA (Southwestern)