We searched high and low for a taco spice that was savory, flavorful, and smoky. It also had to be made from ingredients we could recognize. We felt like Goldilocks in our search! We tried a few, but they were all too sweet or too salty. Finally, we decided to make our version. It was just perfect!
Taco Seasoning: How to make it
You’ve probably seen (and even used!) those packets of taco seasoning. You’ve probably seen (and used!) those packets of taco spice conveniently positioned on grocery store shelves. We’re the same!
With a well-stocked cupboard of spices, five minutes, and one bowl, you can create it to your liking at a fraction of the cost! It’s also free of anti-caking agents or inflammatory oils.
Chili Powder is our favorite, but we also use store-bought mixes. Check the bulk section or health food stores for brands that don’t contain anti-caking agents.
Nutritional yeast- Enhances flavors and provides B vitamins!
Coconut Sugar- Provides a natural sweetness that is caramelized to compliment the spicy + smoky elements.
Sea Salt is included to provide a similar convenience as store-bought packs, but it can be left out or added during cooking if desired!
Smoked-paprika for smokiness
Chipotle Powder — for a rich and smoky taste
Garlic and onion powders for savory notes
Cumin is a great way to complete the flavors of taco seasoning!
Combine all ingredients in a jar, bowl, or shake to distribute spices evenly. You’ll have enough taco seasoning for three packets with just one batch.
This is perfect for seasoning any protein, including tofu, smashed chickpeas, and chicken! It’s not only good for veggies (especially sweet potatoes and potatoes ) but also great with protein.
This homemade taco spice would make a great gift for busy parents and taco lovers or a party favor (because adults love party favors, too!). Taco Wednesday is here!
3 Tbsp Chili Powder (or store-bought)
1 1/2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp Coconut sugar
Use less salt if you are using salted Chili Powder
2 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
Use 1 1/2 teaspoons of red jalapeno powder or chipotle powder.
1 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp of onion powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin ground
Add all ingredients to a jar (or medium mixing bowl) with a lid and mix (or shake) well. To ensure that the nutritional yeast is evenly distributed, we like to break it down as much as possible. You can adjust the seasonings according to your taste. Add more salt, more smoked paprika, or even more chipotle for extra heat.
Use this seasoning to add flavor to any taco you can imagine! This would be great on roasted potatoes.
Store in an airtight, temperature-controlled container for up to six months.