Homemade Taco Seasoning (Low Sodium)

Homemade Taco Seasoning
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Posted On: May 5, 2015
Last updated: March 4th, 2024

Spice up your Taco Tuesday or any other day with some homemade taco seasoning for your favorite taco filling. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of buying seasonings where the very 1st ingredient is salt and look heavier on white granules than spice.  In this homemade low sodium taco seasoning, you can enjoy savory tacos with some good beef, chicken, fish, shrimp or even vegetarian options with less sodium. You can use this seasoning with any recipe that calls for taco seasoning or a seasoning packet. Homemade taco seasoning can replace store bought taco seasoning packets that are full of too much sodium and sometimes MSG and other additives.  2 tablespoons of this homemade seasoning equals 1 taco seasoning packet.

Taco Spice vs Taco “Salt”

Making a homemade low sodium taco seasoning such as this one let’s you control your sodium better, unlike the store bought seasoning mixes. Those are loaded with so much sodium that if you actually want to just add more spice, you’re simply adding more sodium.  I purposefully concocted this recipe to allow you to control your sodium better but not skimp on the flavor.  If you need a little more salt after tasting your cooking, just add a little to taste. It’s that easy.  I’ve seen too many recipes, even other homemade taco seasoning recipes that add so much salt I just cringe.  You should be adding flavor to your tacos instead of more salt.

Making this low sodium taco seasoning only takes a few minutes.  You probably have all the spices in your cabinet already.  So, go ahead and spice up some tacos the WholeMade way and enjoy!

Homemade Taco Seasoning
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Homemade Taco Seasoning

This low sodium taco seasoning recipe makes 6 Tbs of Seasoning (equivalent to 3- 1 oz. packets of Taco Seasoning Mix) 2 Tbsp of this seasoning= 1 taco seasoning packet You can easily half this recipe if need be. I like to make enough to use a couple times at least.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Seasoning, spices
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 Tbsp
Calories 19 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp Chili powder
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated garlic powder fine too
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes crushed and ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • *optional-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper if you want more heat


  • Combine all spices in a small bowl and it's ready to use.
  • Store any extra taco seasoning in a spice jar or labeled zip lock baggie. (Store at room temperature 3-4 months)

If cooking a protein like let's say ground grass-fed beef, while cooking, add about a tsp of cornstarch with 3/4 cup of water, bring to a boil and stir till it thickens slowly.

    Nutrition Disclaimer:

    The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


    Serving: 1TbspCalories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 340mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 1027IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
    Keyword Low Sodium, taco seasoning
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