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 if you decide to make your own! It all adds up to a blood pressure raising meal. So I developed a 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 Salt Free Taco Seasoning features ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. 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!
Salt Free Taco Seasoning is perfect to use in all your favorite Mexican dishes! Try it in my 5-Minute Weeknight Tacos!
DIY Salt Free Taco Seasoning
Amazify your tacos and anything else you want with this easy salt-free taco seasoning using ingredients already in your pantry!
- 3 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1.5 tbsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Dried Minced Onion
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder (Optional)
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.