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Whole30 Taco Seasoning (low FODMAP)

$1.45 Recipe/$0.36 Serving

Whole30 taco seasoning is the perfect way to spice up your weeknight meals!

This healthy taco seasoning is made in about 5 minutes and will quickly replace that store bought version in your pantry!

This sugar free taco seasoning is gluten or grains and it’s also low carb, vegan, paleo, and low FODMAP friendly (no garlic or onions).

Low FODMAP taco seasoning being whisked in a bowl.

3 reasons I love this recipe

  • Tacos are our go-to meal here when I don’t feel like cooking! So easy to make and stores in the pantry for up to 6 months (but it’s never lasted more than a month in our pantry).
  • This low FODMAP taco seasoning is 10 times better than anything you will buy in stores and it’s less expensive! Dave has an intolerance to garlic and onions, which makes buying any store bought seasonings tough.
  • There are no surprise ingredients. I always get surprised when I turn over the ingredient list and see things like sugar, silicone dioxide, soy, flours, wheat, corn or other preservatives in a simple packet of taco mix!
  • All you need is a well stocked pantry and about 5 minutes to make your own!
Ingredients for Whole30 taco seasoning.
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Ingredients

  • Paprika
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Ancho Chili Powder (use chili powder if not low FODMAP)
  • Dried chives (you can use garlic powder to replace if not low FODMAP)
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Ground cumin

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Measure all the ingredients into a bowl (or right into the container you plan on storing the seasoning in).

Whole30 taco seasoning before being stirred.

Step 2: Mix well to fully incorporate all the spices and seasonings.

This recipe makes 1/4 cup of seasoning, which is equivalent to 2 packets you would buy in the store.

Store in an air tight container up to 6 months.

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Tips on making the best homemade taco seasoning

  • Use high quality spices that are not expired. Things like oregano and dried chives can lose their flavor over time. Simply rub the spices between your fingers to help release some of the natural oils. If you can smell the fragrance from the spices, they are likely still good. If they are not, replace them.
  • Be sure to use enough of the seasoning on your food! Under seasoning food is the main reason people think they cannot cook.
  • If you love saucy tacos, you may want to add 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste or 2 tablespoons of water mixed with 1/2 tablespoon of arrowroot powder (or tapioca flour) combined into a slurry before adding it to the ground meat/beans.
Spoon in a bowl of low fodmap taco seasoning

Ways to add more spice

This homemade taco seasoning is mild (our family cannot tolerate heat very well). The smoked paprika + ancho chili powder give it a bit of spice but nothing that will burn your mouth.

To make more spicy, you can add:

How much taco seasoning per pound of meat/veggies

  • Use 1-1.5 tablespoons per pound of ground beef, ground turkey, ground chicken, chicken, fish or shrimp.
  • Use 1 tbsp. per pound of veggies + extra pinch of salt
  • Use ½ -1 tbsp. per can of black beans or pinto beans (vegetarian)

Best ways to use

  • Add it to ground beef, ground turkey, ground chicken, chicken, black beans or pinto beans for tacos, burrito bowls, fajitas, nachos or whatever Mexican inspired dish you love!
  • Add it to eggs for a fun spin on breakfast
  • Sprinkle on veggies before roasting to make them irresistible.
Wooden scoop in a bowl filled with Whole30 taco seasoning.

What makes this low FODMAP taco seasoning

How to double or triple this recipe

Yes! Once you try the recipe and decide you love it (which you will), I recommend making a double or triple batch at once. Use a pint size mason jar to store a big batch in the pantry.

Storage

Store in a cool, dark space (not right above the stove) for up to 6 months. I like to make a quick label with the name and date so that I can easily remember what I made and how old things are.

Whole30 taco seasoning in a glass jar.

Substitutions

  • Paprika: don’t use hot paprika or this will make your head explode with heat. Just regular paprika, which adds some heat but a nice mild spice to the mix. If you don’t have paprika, you can use extra smoked paprika or ancho chili powder.
  • Smoked paprika: smoked paprika adds a depth of flavor. If you don’t have smoked paprika, you can substitute in ¼ tsp. of chipotle pepper powder + 1 tsp. ground cumin seeds.
  • Dried chives: The chives are what make this low FODMAP friendly. You can also use 2 tsp. garlic powder or 1 tsp. garlic powder + 1 tsp. onion powder in place of the dried chives if you are not low FODMAP.
  • Ancho chili powder: This has just 1 ingredient: ancho chilies and it not as spicy as other peppers. If you don’t have any on hand (and are not low FODMAP), you can use regular chili powder.
  • Dried oregano: the dried oregano adds a depth of flavor. You can also use dried coriander in place of the oregano or omit it completely.
  • Ground cumin: cumin adds a depth of flavor and a smoky hit (much like the smoked paprika). If you don’t have ground cumin, you can add ½ tsp. more smoked paprika or omit.

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Wooden scoop in a bowl of whole30 taco seasoning

Whole30 Taco Seasoning

$1.45 recipe/$0.36 serving
Whole30 Taco Seasoning is made in about 5 minutes and will quickly replace that store bought version in your pantry! Made without sugar, gluten or grains and it’s also low carb, vegan, paleo, and low FODMAP friendly (no garlic or onions).
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: low fodmap taco seasoning, whole30 taco seasoning
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Measure all the ingredients in a bowl or in the container you plan on storing the mixture.
  • Stir well to fully combine.
  • Store in a cool, dark space in a well sealed container up to 6 months.

Notes

This recipe makes 1/4 cup of seasoning 
  • Use 1 – 1.5 tbsp. of seasoning per pound of ground meat, chicken, fish or shrimp. 
  • Use 1 tbsp. seasoning + pinch salt on veggies
  • Use 1/2 – 1 tbsp. seasoning on can of drained black beans or pinto beans. 
To make a saucy seasoning:
  • Add 1-2 tbsp. tomato paste to the ground meat mixture when cooking or
  • Add 2 tbsp. water mixed with 1/2 tbsp. arrowroot or tapioca (stirred together) to the meat to thicken
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
24
Fat
 
1
g
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
Fiber
 
3
g
Sugar
 
1
g
Protein
 
1
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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