Chili Lime Seasoning

Fiery with zing! Great as a rub or fruit seasoning…

Chili lime seasoning is ever more popular in supermarkets with the likes of Tajin leading the way. But sometimes it’s about the experimentation at home to create the perfect powder for your tastebuds. Use this chili lime seasoning as a base for culinary play.

We love adjusting the type of chili powder base used to create milder or earthier experiences. For example, opting in chipotle powder instead of chili powder brings additional heat and a delicious smokiness to the table. Use this seasoning as a steak rub or simply sprinkle it atop fruit for an excellent spiced snack alternative. 

Chili Lime Seasoning

3.74 from 169 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 3 1/2 tablespoons (one use)



  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then use as a seasoning or a rub.


Want a smokier chili lime seasoning? Use chipotle powder instead of chili powder. Want a milder spiciness? Use generic mild paprika instead of chili powder or cut down the amount of cayenne used.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content. It was originally published on January 5, 2016.
  • May I ask. Does this seasoning taste like regular takis because I live in a forgin country so it cost a lot of money to get some of my favorite American snacks to where I live.

  • 1 star
    This is not Tajin, so don’t call it that. Tajin only has pepper, lemon, and salt. And only an American would add sugar to it!

    • Hi there – In no way do we call this chili lime seasoning the same as “Tajin”. We mention that “Tajin” is a popular type of chili lime seasoning – there are many different ways to make the seasoning blend. We don’t call this a Tajin copycat recipe or anything of the sort – just another take on chili lime seasoning (and there are many out there.)

      So correct – this is not Tajin. It’s a chili lime seasoning recipe, of which there are many takes on the web. Not sure if that’s deserving of the anger.

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