Low Sodium Taco Seasoning - Low in Salt
But Packed With Flavour and Aromas

If you need a low sodium taco seasoning then making one yourself is the certainly the way to go. As unlike a commercial blend, you have complete control over the ingredients and can add or omit anything you like or dislike. Below is a hot and spicy taco mix in which I use 1 teaspoon of salt. Feel free to leave this out if you desire. It'll still be super tasty! (See the bottom of the page for more of my homemade seasonings and blend recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 8-9 tablespoons)

4 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp dried marjoram
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp garlic powder
4 tsp black peppercorns
4 tsp paprika powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt (optional)
8 dried bay leaves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Crumble the bay leaves
  • Grind the bay pieces with the salt (if using), cumin seeds and peppercorns
  • Once ground add to a bowl
  • Add the chili, cayenne pepper, paprika, onion and garlic powders to the bowl and combine
  • Finally, crumble in the dried marjoram and parsley. Combine thoroughly

Store your low sodium taco mix in a cool place in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months. 

Note: You can dry toast the cumin seeds and peppercorns prior to grinding and combining with the other ingredients. The heat really brings out their flavours. Click here for tips and photos on grinding ingredients. (Link opens in new window)

Note 2: If you do choose to use salt for this recipe, I recommend using one of good quality: sea/rock/kosher/flakes etc as these are a bit less processed, therefore healthier and will add better flavour to your blends. If however, you only have regular table salt available, just use that (as I sometimes do) and you'll still end up with great tasting low sodium taco seasoning.

Ingredient Note:
If you don't have whole cumin or peppercorns,simply use cumin powder and ground pepper and reduce the amount the recipe says by half. For example, instead of 4 tablespoons of cumin seeds you use 2 tablespoons of pre-ground cumin. Reduce the peppercorns likewise and stir in with the other powders when making.

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