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Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

Did you run out of taco seasoning just in time for taco night? Whip up our favorite low sodium taco seasoning recipe using staple spices from your pantry. Season everything from tacos to burrito bowls and tachos using a simple, heart-healthy spice blend that comes together in about 5 minutes!

Low sodium taco seasoning in a small bowl.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Chili Powder: The chili powder in most grocery stores features dried chilies and herbs that lend savoriness to the Taco Seasoning Recipe.
  • Smoked Paprika: Build a smoky heat using smoked paprika.
  • Cumin: Ground cumin lends a warm, citrusy flavor.
  • Onion Powder: Onion powder is a necessary ingredient in our low sodium taco seasoning; however, be sure to use onion powder, not onion salt. 
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic powder provides a garlicky flavor, but unlike using fresh garlic, garlic powder has a sweeter profile.
  • Mexican Oregano: The earthy bitterness of Mexican oregano makes it my favorite spice in the blend.
  • Salt: Use a small amount of kosher salt to balance the other flavors.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Add heat that doesn’t overwhelm with cayenne pepper.

How to Make Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Spices combined in a glass jar.

Step 2: Store the spice blend in an airtight container.

Taco seasoning in a mason jar.

Expert Tips

  • Starting with fresh spices makes all the difference since ground spices lose their flavor over time.
  • Our low-sodium taco seasoning yields about 1 cup. Make what you need for a particular meal, or you may want to double or triple the recipe for quick use later on. 

If you enjoy this seasoning, try one of these spice blend recipes!  

Each of the spices on a wooden board.

Serving Suggestions

  • Make homemade tacos with ground beef for your next Taco Tuesday meal!
  • Flavor vegetables or tofu with taco seasoning and olive oil for the perfect side dish.
  • Generously season shredded chicken or beef to make homemade taquitos or enchiladas.
  • Add taco seasoning to a pot of black beans.
  • Whip up Southwest spaghetti squash.
  • Create a tasty burrito bowl.

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Storage: Transfer the mixed spices to an airtight jar or container. They will keep in your pantry for one year. For that reason, I recommend making double to use for later on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the taco seasoning spicy?

Our low sodium taco seasoning recipe includes cayenne, smoked paprika, and chili powder which can be spicy for some. I suggest removing the cayenne or adding a teaspoon or two of white or brown sugar to cut the heat if you’re sensitive to spice.

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Low sodium taco seasoning in a small bowl.

Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

Tressa Jamil
Whip up our favorite low sodium taco seasoning using simple spices from your pantry for a versatile spice blend that comes together in 5 minutes!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Spice Blends
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 57 kcal
Equipment
Ingredients
  
  • 6 tablespoons chili powder
  • 5 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 5 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
Instructions
 
  • Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Store the spice blend in an airtight container.
Notes
Expert Tips: 
  • Starting with fresh spices makes all the difference since ground spices lose their flavor over time.
  • Our low-sodium taco seasoning yields about 1 cup. Make what you need for a particular meal, or you may want to double or triple the recipe for quick use later on. 
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 2 Tablespoons | Calories: 57 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 297 mg | Potassium: 244 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 259 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 8 mg | Iron: 23 mg
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