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Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe (You’ll Want to Put on More Than Just Tacos)

Dr. Axe – There are so many great reasons to make homemade taco seasoning.

First off, you can have complete control over what goes into the mix. Pre-packaged mixes often have unwanted ingredients such as sugar and “natural flavor” as well other questionable additives and preservatives. There’s no need for any of this in a good taco seasoning! Why not keep it simple? (Photo by Calum Lewis on Unsplash)

There are a lot variations when it comes to taco seasoning mix recipes. The ingredients can really depend on the spices you like (or don’t like) and exactly what dish you’re going to be using the taco seasoning on.

TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes

SERVES: Makes ¾ cup, or 18 servings

MEAL TYPE: Gluten-Free, Sauces & Dressings, Vegan

DIET TYPE: Gluten-Free, Ketogenic, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian (Photo via Unsplash)


• ½ cup cumin
• ½ teaspoon chili powder
• 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
• 2 tablespoons chipotle powder
• 2 teaspoons onion powder
• 2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 2 teaspoons salt


Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Store any leftover seasoning in an airtight container. Have you ever looked for a ready-to-go taco seasoning at the store? Even at some healthier grocery stores, I’ve found that it’s hard to find an ideal taco seasoning. All that you really need for a good taco seasoning is some spices and a little sea salt, but many companies add in unnecessary and outright unhealthy ingredients. That’s why I highly recommend creating this simple yet tasty taco seasoning mix recipe.

Making this homemade taco seasoning mix recipe is the perfect way to get exactly what you want and need! Are you looking for a fish taco seasoning mix recipe? You can use this delicious recipe for fish tacos, chicken enchiladas, steak fajitas … the list goes on and on! I even love to throw this taco seasoning mix into scrambled eggs to majorly up the flavor factor. Plus, spices are known for being loaded with health-promoting antioxidants.

Why Make Your Own Taco Seasoning?

Another awesome aspect of making taco seasoning at home is that you can make it more or less spicy according to your heat tolerance. If you want to make this taco seasoning on the spicy side, simply include some cayenne pepper.

This is a dry taco seasoning mix recipe so you can make it in large quantities and put it away for later. It can last for months in an airtight container stored in a cool, dry place. Then you’ll have a clean (no unnecessary junk!) and delicious taco seasoning ready to go anytime you need it. It’s really that simple.

Taco Seasoning Mix Nutrition Facts

A typical serving size of dry taco seasoning is two teaspoons. This recipe makes approximately 36 teaspoons of mix, so one serving of this recipe contains about: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

2 calories
0.1 grams protein
0 grams fat
0.5 grams carbohydrate
0 grams fiber
0 grams sugars
187 milligrams sodium
5,139 IUs vitamin A (over 100 percent DV)
137 milligrams iron (over 100 percent DV)

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