Rating: 5.00

Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

By Rachel
December 3, 2022

Salt-free taco seasoning is a super easy spice blend to keep on hand. Cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and more. This blend is easily customized and can be made more spicy or more mild as desired. Homemade taco seasoning can be kept in an airtight container for months and is a great preservative free substitution to store-bought taco seasoning.

Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

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Uses for homemade salt-free taco seasoning:

  • Season ground meat or shredded chicken – I do 3 tbsp per pound of ground beef, ground turkey, or chicken
  • Perfect addition to soups like chicken tortilla or enchilada soup
  • Can be mixed with sour cream to make a quick dip
  • Use as a dry rub on cuts of beef, pork, or chicken
Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

Highlights of this easy salt-free seasoning blend:

  • Good for a low sodium diet
  • Customizable flavor
  • Shelf stable
  • Cheap to make
  • Made of simple, easy to find spices
  • Bit of heat, adjustable spice level
  • Great if you are watching salt intake but don’t want to skimp on flavor
  • Great flavor

Grocery store list and substitutions for the homemade taco seasoning:

  • Regular chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

*You could also add in ancho chili powder, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, ground chili pepper, or Mexican oregano.

Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

This homemade spice blend is a great alternative to store-bought packets

Tools I used for this taco mix recipe:

Recipes to use your homemade seasoning in these healthy recipes…

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Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

Made with a simple blend of spices and shelf stable for months! Elevate classic beef tacos or use to spice up other recipes!

Instructions for the low sodium taco seasoning recipe:

  • In a small bowl combine all seasonings, stir to combine. Adjust seasoning as needed. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.

*You can buy whole and grind your own spices if desired

*I use about 3 tbsp of spice mix per pound of meat

Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

A great addition to taco Tuesday!

Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

5 from 1 vote
Homemade, customizable taco seasoning.
Servings 20 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 4 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 3 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Black pepper


  • In a small bowl combine all seasonings, stir to combine. Adjust seasoning as needed. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 13kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 279IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 13kcal
Cost: $
Course: Seasonings
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: homemade seasoning blend, spices, Taco seasoning

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Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

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  1. 4 stars
    I thought it was very good I used more than 3 tablespoons I’m sure but I thought it need a little kick so. I added some Sriracha sauce to it

    1. Rachel Author says:

      Thank you for sharing!

5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

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