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Keto taco seasoning

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Learn how to make homemade keto taco seasoning at home in 5 minutes using only wholesome spices, no sugar, no additives. Plus, one serve only has 0.6g of net carbs and it’s gluten free!

keto friendly taco seasoning

It’s amazing how many recipes of keto basics you can make at home in 5 minutes and store for ages, starting with your homemade taco seasoning mix. In fact, not all taco seasoning mixes are keto approved, let me explain why and how to make yours in no time with the best Mexican flavors.

Is taco seasoning keto?

Unfortunately, most taco seasoning recipes are not keto approved. The vast majority of store-bought keto seasoning recipes contain high-carb ingredients such as maltodextrin, corn starch, corn flour, and sugar. Plus, most of them have vegetable oil, not recommended on a keto diet. While keto is a high-fat low-carb diet, it is also a lifestyle focusing on healthy fat sources. However, vegetable oils contain a lot of free radicals that oxidize easily and may lead to body inflammation and diseases. Therefore, most taco seasoning  mixes from the grocery store are not very healthy for you, keto or not!

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How to make my taco seasoning?

You won’t believe how quick and easy you can make the best keto taco seasoning! Really, if you have never tried making this before, you should start making your your own now because the flavors are simply amazing and perfect to season any Mexican meat, vegetables or dish. All you need to make this Mexican seasoning mix are a few basic dried spices that when combined together bring out all the Mexican flavors in your plate.

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Let’s see all the ingredients you need to start this taco mix recipe and the different swaps you can make to create different flavors based on your taste buds.

  • Chilli powder – this is the base spice of all good taco seasoning mixes. If you don’t like your mix too spicy you can halve the amount.
  • Paprika and smoked paprika – the combo of both is bursting in flavors! If you’ve never tried smoked paprika before, it is time to go buy this magical spice. It adds a BBQ grill flavor to any food. So delicious!
  • Cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried cilantro – some people don’t appreciate the flavor of this herb, so you can replace it by dried oregano or parsley if preferred.
  • Salt
  • Pepper – don’t add if you don’t like a spicy mix!


Tips and tricks for a flavorsome taco spice mix

This recipe is pretty straightforward and takes only 5 minutes to make as you simply have to add all these ingredients into a glass jar and shake it! The order in which you add the ingredients doesn’t matter. However, it is important to make your mix a few hours ahead, to give time for the flavors to blend. In fact, the taco seasoning will get more intense in flavors day after day, releasing the most delicious taco flavors to your dish.

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How to use my taco seasoning?

You can use this keto friendly taco seasoning to make any taco meat. Simpy add 1 teaspoon of the mix per 1/2 pound (250 grams) of meat or vegetables. To know which vegetables are keto-friendly, make sure to have a look at my list of the best keto vegetables. First, warm oil in a saucepan, then start frying the meat and finally add the spices halfway. The best meat to make keto tacos are ground chicken, pieces of chicken breast or ground beef. However, if you are looking for a keto vegetarian taco recipe use sliced mushrooms or cauliflower.


How to store my homemade seasoning mix?

My homemade taco seasoning mix doesn’t contain additives like the ones from your local stores but it doesn’t mean you can’t store this for ages! The key is to store the spices into a air sealed glass jar in a cool, dry, dark area of your kitchen. The pantry is your best bet to store dried ground spices. However, if you live in a hot and humid area, it is more recommended to store your spices in the fridge. This taco seasoning mix will last for anywhere from 6 months up to 1 year in the pantry. After 6 months the flavor may change and fade but since the recipe makes 18 serves you will probably have used it all up within 6 months. Who doesn’t eat tacos at least 3 times a months, right?

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keto friendly taco seasoning

Keto taco seasoning mix

Homemade easy seasoning for tacos, burritos and any keto Mexican meals
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins

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Author: Carine Claudepierre
18 servings (1 teaspoon each)
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  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Sat
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  • Add all the spices into a glass mason jar, close and shake to combine
  • Store in the pantry for up to 1 year.
  • Use to season meat, vegetables or any Mexican dish. Serving size, 1 teaspoon, the recipe serves 18 teaspoons
18 servings (1 teaspoon each)
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Nutrition Facts
Keto taco seasoning mix
Amount Per Serving (1 teaspoon)
Calories 7.2 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Sodium 15.8mg1%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 1.3g0%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 0.3g1%
Vitamin A 649.5IU13%
Calcium 6.8mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
Net Carbs 0.6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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