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The Best Whole30 Taco Seasoning Recipe

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Skip the taco seasoning packet and make this authentic Whole30 Taco Seasoning recipe. It’s ready in just 5 minutes and uses spices you already have in your spice cabinet. Perfect for adding to meat, veggies, and creamy dips, nothing beats the ease of being able to add a pre-made seasoning mix when you’re cooking!

whole30 taco seasoning layered in a jar with chilis and garlic

This post was originally published on February 20th, 2020.

How often do you make Mexican food? Since my other half discovered the endless joy of tacos last year we’ve had a taco night every week! I know, we’re really living it up here. I love Mexican dishes because they are easy to make with either meat or veggies, and making your own taco seasoning is so easy. This healthy homemade taco seasoning takes just a couple of minutes to whip up and can fit so many diets including Whole30, paleo, vegan, low carb, and keto. There are no added preservatives in this sugar free taco seasoning, and you can easily adjust the heat or salt if needed. It is perfect for everyone!

❤️ Why you will love this recipe

  • Easy ingredients: This healthy taco seasoning uses common herbs and simple spices found in most kitchens. There’s no added sugar here!
  • Quick: It’s ready in just 5 minutes or less.
  • It suits all diets: Whole30, paleo, keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
  • Tastes amazing on everything! It’s much, much tastier than store-bought taco seasoning and is so tasty on meats and veggies, and also in dips. Making your own spice blends is the way forward for the best-tasting food!
  • Adaptable: You can adjust this DIY taco seasoning to your own tastes, for example, skip the salt if you prefer low sodium.
whole30 taco seasoning in jar, overhead, next to garlic and chilis

🗝️ Key Ingredients for Whole30 Taco Seasoning

  • Chili powder: Turn up the heat in this Whole30 Taco Seasoning Recipe with chili powder! You can use mild, medium, or hot. Cayenne pepper would be a good alternative if needed. Chipotle chili powder would add extra smokiness.
  • Oregano: Dried oregano flakes are perfect for this taco spice mix recipe!
  • Smoky paprika: I love a hint of smokiness in my tacos or taco seasoned roasted veggies, however, you can also use sweet or hot instead.
  • Cumin: Cumin is a staple in Mexican cuisine and is very much needed for flavor in this taco seasoning recipe.
  • Garlic powder: Garlic powder or granules leave a deliciously garlicky aroma! Onion powder is a good substitute if you have no garlic powder.
  • Red pepper flakes: Just a little more heat and texture.
  • Salt: You can add this to taste or skip it entirely.
  • Ground Black Pepper: I added this for a little extra taste.

🥣 How to make this homemade Whole 30 Taco Seasoning

1. Prep: Get your glass jar and measuring spoons ready.

2. Add everything: Add all of the spices to a small glass jar.

Taco Seasoning Spices in a small glass jar.

3. Seal it: Screw the lid tightly on the jar.

The lid on a small glass jar.

4. Mix: Shake to mix!

A hand shaking a small glass jar.

🫙 How to store homemade seasonings

Store your taco seasoning (and other DIY seasonings) in an airtight container for up to 3 months. A small mason jar or spice jars are perfect for this. I used these glass jars from Ikea. Spices generally lose their potency after 3 months but are still edible.

🪄 Recipe Notes, Tips, and Variations

  • Like it spicier? Add more chili or hot paprika powder to this easy homemade taco seasoning.
  • Play with your paprika! You can use either sweet, smoky, or hot, depending on your paprika preferences.
  • Prefer making big batches? Double or triple this recipe to fill a bigger jar!
  • Use organic spices when possible for the best flavor.

❓ What can I make with this Paleo Taco Seasoning?

  • Taco meat for taco salad
  • Taco bowls
  • Regular tacos (like ground beef or chicken tacos)
  • Fajitas (instead of fajita seasoning)
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Mix it with sour cream for an addictive dip

🤔 How to make Whole30 Taco Meat

Add a pound of meat like ground beef or ground turkey to a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1-2 tablespoons of taco seasoning to the meat and stir it until the meat is cooked through.

straight on taco seasoning shot with garlic and chilis

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A jar of whole30 taco seasoning next to garlic and red chilis.

📖 Whole30 Taco Seasoning Recipe

Yield: 1 jar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Skip the taco seasoning packet and make this authentic Whole30 Taco Seasoning recipe. It's ready in just 5 minutes and uses spices you already have in your spice cabinet. Perfect for adding to meat, veggies, and creamy dips, nothing beats the ease of being able to add a pre-made seasoning mix when you're cooking!

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 4 tsp smoky paprika, or sweet/hot
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or granules)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Get your glass jar and measuring spoons ready.
  2. Add the spices to a small jar. Taco Seasoning Spices in a small glass jar.
  3. Screw the lid tightly on the jar. The lid on a small glass jar.
  4. Shake to mix. A hand shaking a small glass jar.

Notes

  1. Like it spicier? Add more chili or hot paprika powder to this easy homemade taco seasoning.
  2. Play with your paprika! You can use either sweet, smoky, or hot, depending on your paprika preferences.
  3. Prefer making big batches? Double or triple this recipe to fill a bigger jar!
  4. Use organic spices when possible for the best flavor.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 482mgCarbohydrates: 1.8gNet Carbohydrates: 0.9gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 0.2gProtein: 0.5g

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