Who doesn't love tacos? I don't know a single person. The problem with tacos for people with heart problems, though, is they are laden with salt. Salt in the tortillas. Salt in the meat. Salt in the cheese. In the salsa. In the guacamole. Everything. Even packets of taco seasoning pack a sodium punch! It all adds up to a blood pressure raising meal. So I developed this salt free taco seasoning that you can use to your heart's content in all your Mexican themed meals with no worries of blood pressure woes - at least not from the seasoning! 😉
How to Make Salt Free Taco Seasoning
My Sodium Free Taco Seasoning features ingredients you probably already have in your pantry: chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried onion or onion powder, oregano, paprika, black pepper and chipotle chili powder if you like it spicy. I love to make things simple! As in just mix everything together simple!
For the paprika, I used Hungarian paprika, because that's what I had. Any variety of paprika will do here. Even smoked paprika will work - and would also impart a lovely smoky flavor into your tacos!
If you don't want a really spicy taco seasoning, omit the chipotle chili powder. It's pretty spicy, but has a great flavor! If you don't have that, but want a spicier seasoning, try using cayenne or even red pepper flakes. Start with a small amount and add more if you need.
Is Taco Seasoning Healthy?
Commercial taco seasoning isn't terrible. The worst part about it is the salt - which is a huge issue for those with hypertension! With my salt free version, you get all the great antioxidant benefits of the herbs and spices without the salt. You can even add a little of your own if you wanted since this has none. It will still be far less than a packet!
Recipes that use healthy taco seasoning
If you're down with making your taco seasoning salt free, then bookmark these delicious low sodium recipes to use it in:
- Quick Plant Based Tacos
- Low Sodium Mushroom Chili
- Healthy Burrito Bowls
- Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Use Salt Free Taco Seasoning in all your favorite Mexican dishes. If you try it, tell me in the comments!
Salt Free Taco Seasoning
- 3 tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1.5 tablespoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Dried Minced Onion
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- ½ teaspoon Ground Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder (Optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.