This healthy homemade taco seasoning is easy and quick, uses wholesome, real ingredients, and perfectly seasons your favorites dishes, like tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and more!
Healthy Homemade Taco Seasoning
After looking at the back of a packet of taco seasoning, I was shocked at some of the ingredients listed as most are not even spices. Instead, I saw it was chalked full of preservatives and other unhealthy, unnecessary addictive such as modified cornstarch, yellow corn flour, citric acid, and yeast extract. Um, no thank you!
I knew I needed to start making my own instead.
Turns out making your own taco seasoning is simple and uses spices you likely already have in your pantry. Furthermore, it only uses real spices, no flour or preservatives, so it’s gluten-free and friendly to any diet or allergy. Not adding fillers to the mix allows the favors of the individual spices to shine, making your dishes much more flavorful and delicious.
What Spices are in this Healthy Homemade Taco Seasoning
I created this recipe using spices already in my spice drawer. I also wanted the spice mix to have big, bold flavor, a little smokey and a little spicy, so it would elevate taco night or any dish! It does just that and tastes way better than the salty taco packets.
Here is what I used:
- Chili Powder, for that quintessential taco flavor
- Cumin, for that earthy, nutty, spicy taste
- Garlic and Onion Powder, for extra flavor to make the seasoning bled sing
- Salt, helps make the other flavors shine
- Pepper, a little extra kick
- Oregano and coriander, for a little herbaceous punch
- Hungarian hot paprika or cayenne, for extra spice
- smoked paprike, for smokiness
If there are any spices you don’t like or don’t have on hand, you can reduce or eliminate. The great thing about healthy homemade taco seasoning is you can customize it to your liking. The only must include ingredient is the chili powder!
How to Make Your Own Taco Seasoning
Simple add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir together. Add to an airtight container and keep in your pantry. It’s as simple as that!
Ideas for how to use this Healthy Homemade Taco Seasoning
This healthy homemade taco seasoning goes great on ground beef or chicken tacos, burritos, enchiladas, nachos, or even in sauces. It’s versatile and will add a beautiful, smokey and spicy flavor to any dish!
I’m actually going to show you how to make healthy ground beef tacos using this healthy taco mix tomorrow! Stay tuned.
Once you make your own homemade taco seasoning and see how much more flavor it adds to dishes, you will never want to use a taco packet again! It’s an easier, cheaper, and healthier alternative that will liven up any dish!
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Homemade Taco Seasoning
This healthy homemade taco seasoning is easy and quick, uses wholesome, real ingredients, and perfectly seasons your favorites dishes, like tacos, burritos, and more!
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic
- 1 teaspoon onion powder or dried onion flakes
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon hot paprika or cayenne depending on spice level preference
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried coriander optional
In a bowl, mix all of the spices together.
Store in an air tight container.
Reduce or eliminate any spices you don’t like or have on hand.