Tacos, nachos, soups, and dips, whatever you want. Skip the store-bought package and make your own DIY Taco Seasoning.
Growing up we always used packaged taco seasoning from the grocery, but lately I’ve been making my own. No more worries about having any on hand. Another nice thing about making your own is that it can be customized it to your families taste. I’m not a big fan of cumin so I use a bit less. You can also use the chili powder of your choice, for example use chipotle or ancho or use a combination of peppers.
Most packaged seasonings are filled with preservatives, artificial colors, too much salt, and flour as a thickener which adds gluten, not good for gluten-free diets. It’s so much easier to make your own? If you want to add a thickening agent try arrowroot or a gluten-free flour blend.
Another advantages of making your own is the control you will have over the amount of heat and it’s so simple to double or triple the recipe if you are cooking for a large crowd.
Store your DIY Taco Seasoning in an airtight container. I like storing mine in glass.
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
- 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- ⅛ teaspoon or more cayenne
- ½ teaspoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Store in an airtight container.
If you make this recipe or a version of it, take a picture and share with me on Instagram, tag it #thewholeserving or leave a comment below. I’d love to see or hear about your version of this DIY Taco Seasoning.