No Salt Added Taco Seasoning


Yes, you can enjoy Mexican food on a low sodium lifestyle. This no salt added taco seasoning has all the flavors you love without all the sodium in a pre-made packet. This low salt taco spice is perfect for tacos, seasoning chicken, or tossing into homemade chili.

Looking for a comparison to the amount of powder in a store-bought package of taco seasoning? 7 teaspoons equals one package (1.25 oz.) of a name-brand taco seasoning.

Just simmer 7 teaspoons of this low sodium taco seasoning with 1 pound of ground beef and 1 cup of water for about 15 minutes, and you’ll have a low sodium taco night!

Making burgers? Add a little bit of this taco seasoning into your burgers for an out-of-this-world hamburger.

Play around with this recipe to fit your pallet. Sometimes, I like to replace half of the paprika with smoked paprika. Depending on your love of spice, you may wish to increase the cayenne a bit. Ancho chili powder is also a great addition.

No Salt Added Taco Seasoning

No Salt Added Taco Seasoning

Yield: 16 teaspoons
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This no salt added taco seasoning has all the flavors you love without all the sodium in a pre-made packet.


  • 2 tablespoons of salt-free chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons of paprika
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • Dash (1/8 teaspoon) of cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Add spices to a jar with a secure lid. Shake well to mix contents.


  • It is vitally important that you use a chili powder that is free of salt. Many chili powders contain significant levels of sodium, but there are options without salt. (Two of them are listed below) Making this swap will save you significant amounts of sodium.
  • The cornstarch in this recipe may stand out as a bit odd to you. Why cornstarch? Well, a little cornstarch will act as a thickening agent. The end result will be a meal that closely resembles the packaged taco seasoning you’d find at a store…but with far less sodium!
  • To preserve freshness and protect flavor, store in an airtight jar away from light. Exposure to sunlight causes spices to break down and dry out.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1 teaspoon Amount Per Serving Calories 9Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate. Nutritional content may vary due to several factors such as how much of an ingredient is used vs. how much will actually be eaten, brand differences, and more. To ensure the most accurate nutritional information, the reader should make calculations based on the ingredients actually used, using their own preferred method, or consulting with a licensed nutritional expert. This Website is not intended as a source of nutritional or food safety advice, and its readers assume full responsibility for any decisions made regarding their own health and safety. Nutritional information calculated by Nutritionix

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