Healthy Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

Earthy and a little sweet…

Here’s the simple truth: Any homemade taco seasoning is going to be much healthier than those store-bought packets. Those packets contain preservatives, anti-caking agents, and other non-spice ingredients to prolong their shelf-life. So if you’re looking for a typical homemade taco spice mix, take a look at our traditional recipe here.

Now this recipe takes things a step further by  also removing the salt for those that are watching their salt intake. Instead of salt, we add a touch of cinnamon to the mix. It provides a little extra earthiness and sweetness to the taco seasoning which is quite tasty! Use it as you would any other taco spice mix. And if you prefer things a little milder, try ancho powder instead of cayenne in the recipe. It leans into the sweetness and is a heck of a lot milder.

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Healthy Salt Free Taco Seasoning

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  • In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Use immediately, or store in an airtight container away from sunlight for future use.


Looking for a less spicy salt-free taco seasoning? Try using ancho powder instead of cayenne pepper powder. Ancho peppers are very mild compared to cayenne. Note, they do have an earthy, slightly sweet flavor - this actually pairs quite well with the inclusion of cinnamon in the recipe.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on April 11, 2021 to include new content.
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