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Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

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Learn how to make a Low-Sodium Taco Seasoning to season all kinds of food from chicken to beef or vegetables for your taco night.

Learn how to make a Low Sodium Taco Seasoning season all kinds of food from chicken to beef or vegetables for your taco night.

You will love that this homemade taco seasoning contains 40 times less salt than the store-bought version.

Why You Need Low-Sodium Taco Seasoning

You would be surprised to see the amount of salt added to your store-bought seasoning.

Some taco seasoning packets contains up to 600 mg of sodium per 2-tablespoon serving.

Since we should eat less than 2,300 mg a day, this amount of added salt is clearly high and unnecessary. Plus, nobody wants to pay for added salt, so this DIY taco seasoning is a great way to:

  • Save money
  • Limit your sodium intake
  • Eat healthier – no additives like added sugar or preservatives

After all, what you expect from a great taco seasoning is flavor from the dry spices and a perfect ratio of each of them to deliver flavors.

The salt shouldn’t be the reason why seasoning tastes good. So let me show you how to balance your taco seasoning spices to make a no-salt taco seasoning.

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Low-Sodium Taco Mix Ingredients

Let’s see how you can make your own homemade taco seasoning mix in less than 5 minutes, using the most simple sodium-free ingredients.

The main ingredients you need in this homemade all-purpose taco seasoning recipe without salt are:

  • Chill Powder – American chili powder is made of a spice blend including chili, cumin, oregano, coriander, allspice, and cloves. If you are outside the US, watch out your chili powder might be made with 100% pure chili and it’s ultra-spicy! This is not the same ingredient.
  • Paprika or Smoked paprika for a smoky flavor
  • Cumin
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Dried Mexican Oregano or classic dried oregano
  • Red Pepper Flakes or cayenne pepper

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How To Make Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

Place all the ingredients into a glass mason jar, close the lid, and shake vigorously.

Using Taco Seasoning

This taco seasoning is perfect for all your favorite taco recipes.

You can use this seasoning for any meat like chicken breast, chicken drumstick, or ground meat – ground chicken, or ground beef.

You can also use this recipe to season vegetables and make a mushroom fajita or Mexican cauliflower rice.

Cooking With Taco Seasoning

In a large non-stick skillet, warm olive oil and cook the meat or vegetable as you would do for any tacos recipe.

When the meat is no longer pink, sprinkle your taco seasoning. Use two tablespoons of the spice mix for 1 pound of meat or vegetable.

Stir and add 1/2 cup of liquid like tomato passata, low-sodium stock, or water.

Learn how to make a Low Sodium Taco Seasoning season all kinds of food from chicken to beef or vegetables for your taco night.

Big Batch And Storage

You can double, or triple the recipe because this lasts forever!

Store the homemade taco seasoning in a sealed glass mason jar in a dark, cool place like the pantry. Store for up to 1 year.

Allergy Swaps

Below are some ingredients substitutions ideas if you need them.

  • Dried Oregano – try dried parsley or thyme.
  • Low-FODMAP– swap garlic and onion powder for the low food map version or skip.
Learn how to make a Low Sodium Taco Seasoning season all kinds of food from chicken to beef or vegetables for your taco night.

Recipes To Use Taco Seasoning

This taco seasoning is delicious with any of the most classic Mexican recipes.

I listed below some of my favorite recipes where you can use this homemade spice blend.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are my answers to your most common questions about this easy low-sodium seasoning recipe.

How Much Sodium Is In Low-Sodium Taco Seasoning?

One 2-tablespoon serving of this low-sodium taco seasoning contains 11.7 mg of sodium.
A regular store-bought seasoning contains from 400 mg to 600 mg.

Why Is Added Sodium Bad?

Your body needs sodium to function but only a small amount.
Too much sodium in your diet results in high blood pressure, heart disease, and can cause strokes.

How Many Calories Is In This Low-Sodium Taco Seasoning?

One 2-tablespoon serving contains 4.7 calories.

How Much Sodium Should We Eat Per Day?

According to the CDC recommendation, we should eat no more than 2,300 mg of sodium a day and even less for children.
This represents one teaspoon of table salt a day. However, 90% of Americans over the age of 2 consume too much salt daily because of the added salt in store-bought food.

How Can I Decrease The Sodium In Food?

Making your own food is the best way to avoid added salt.
Avoid processed food as much as possible, like chips, take aways.
When choosing processed food at the store, go for low-sodium, no added salt, or salt your food with potassium salt.
Potassium salt contains 70% less sodium, and it’s actually beneficial against heart disease.

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Learn how to make a Low Sodium Taco Seasoning season all kinds of food from chicken to beef or vegetables for your taco night.

Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

0.5gNet Carbs
Learn how to make a Low Sodium Taco Seasoning season all kinds of food from chicken to beef or vegetables for your taco night.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Yield: 12 servings (2 tbps)
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ½ tablespoon Ground Paprika
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Chilli Flakes
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Instructions

  • Place all the spices in a small mixing bowl and whisk to evenly combine.
  • To use, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of low-sodium taco seasoning mix per pound of meat. Use to season any meat pieces like steak, chicken, or ground pork.

Storage

  • Store in a sealed glass jar in a dark cool place in the pantry for up to 1 year.

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Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Yield: 12 servings (2 tbps)
Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 4.7kcalCarbohydrates: 0.9gFiber: 0.4g (2%)Net Carbs: 0.5gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 11.7mg (1%)Potassium: 28.8mg (1%)Sugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 346.1IU (7%)Vitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 6.9mg (1%)Iron: 0.4mg (2%)Magnesium: 3mg (1%)Zinc: 0.1mg (1%)
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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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