Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
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.
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.
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
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Dried Mexican Oregano or classic dried oregano
- Red Pepper Flakes or cayenne pepper
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One 2-tablespoon serving contains 4.7 calories.
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.
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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Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
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