Salt Free Taco Seasoning

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This Salt Free Taco Seasoning is so flavorful you’ll want to use it to season ALL the things! It’s easy to make, has no sodium per serving, and you can spice it up (or not) as you please!

salt free taco seasoning in a heart-shaped measuring spoon

Beside the fantastic flavor, the best thing about this Salt-Free Taco Seasoning is that you can control the sodium. If all of the herbs and spices in your pantry are sodium-free, you can easily make this spice blend for your next batch of tacos without worrying about the sodium count. 

Store-bought taco seasoning packets can contain more than 300 mg of sodium in a 2-teaspoon serving. Even the lower or reduced sodium options can have sodium counts that may be high for those of us living a low sodium lifestyle. 

Two teaspoons of Ortega’s Taco Seasoning Mix Packet contain 320 mg of sodium. 

Their 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning mix contains 190 mg of sodium per 2-teaspoon serving.

The Old El Paso 25% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix packet contains 220 mg of sodium per 2-teaspoon serving.

spices for salt free taco seasoning on a plate

What You Need to Make Salt Free Taco Seasoning

Ground Cumin

Garlic Powder

Chili Powder – The standard chili powder you buy at the grocery store is typically a mix of many peppers.

Onion Powder

Ground Oregano


Black Pepper


Small Bowl


Glass Spice Bottles 

How to Make Salt Free Taco Seasoning

Making your own salt-free taco seasoning could not be easier! You can get a batch mixed up in three simple steps to have on hand whenever your taco craving kicks in. 

  1. Combine all of your spices in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk until the spices are evenly combined.
  3. Store taco seasoning in an airtight container for up to six months.
salt free taco seasoning in owl with whisk


Making your own salt free taco seasoning allows you to create your own variations. Want to spice it up a bit? Feel free to whisk in more crushed red pepper flakes, some cayenne pepper, or your favorite ground chile. For a bit of added smokiness, whisk in smoked paprika. 

Salt Free Taco Seasoning FAQs

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes! You can make this seasoning ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for about six months. Any longer than that, and the flavors will start to dull. You can brighten it up again by heating the seasoning in a hot, dry pan just until it’s aromatic. Dry heat will give the flavors a boost.

How much do I add to my ground meat?

Most store-bought packets of taco seasoning contain about 2 tablespoons of seasoning. I add 3 tablespoons of my homemade taco seasoning to 1 pound of ground meat. There’s no danger of oversalting the taco meat since it’s salt free.

What else can I use this seasoning for?

There are no limits to what you can spice up with this spice mix. It pairs deliciously with chicken, beef, pork, and fish. I use it in my Low Sodium Chili, and to season fajitas, nachos, and chicken breasts, I grill or roast up to have on hand for salads.  

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salt free taco seasoning in a heart-shaped measuring spoon on a dark wood cutting board

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