Our Low Sodium Taco Seasoning AKA No-sodium taco seasoning is here to help bring back Taco Tuesday.

Tacos can be an issue on a low sodium diet. A serving of taco seasoning from the packet can add about 300 mg sodium to the meal. And that doesn’t even account for the sodium in the salsa, tortilla, cheese, etc. This can make a single taco meal quite high in salt! Because there is a large amount of salt in our processed foods used as a preservative, most of our sodium intake doesn’t actually come from the salt shaker. It comes from packaged foods. Which can mean it is even more important to pay attention to the additional salt you are putting into your meals!

Following a low sodium diet doesn’t mean you need to miss out on flavor! Utilizing dried herbs and spices, as well as fresh herbs, can really amp up the flavor of a dish, and you won’t even miss the salt.

No-sodium taco seasoning to the rescue. This will give your tacos all the flavor they need, without the unnecessary salt. But this doesn’t need to be limited to just tacos. You can use this to season meat for enchiladas, season your chili, or to season roasted vegetables like carrots or cauliflower!

Need more seasoning ideas? Check out all of our no-sodium seasoning mixtures!

Low sodium taco seasoning
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No-Sodium Taco Seasoning

This taco seasoning can be used to replace the packets of taco seasoning found in the grocery store. Use this seasoning on ground beef, turkey or chicken!
Course: Kitchen Basics
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mexican
Keyword: Easy, Make ahead, Meal prep, Quick
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, Vegetarian


  • 1/4 cup chili powder no salt added, like Simply Organic
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano dried


  • Mix all ingredients in a jar with an airtight lid.
  • When ready to use, brown 1 lb of ground meat of your choosing. Once the meat is brown, drain any excessive fat and mix 2 Tbsp of seasoning mix with 1/4 cup of water and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.


Photo by Kristin Jenkins, Dietetic Intern

This is so yummy, it adds a nice kick to your food without adding any sodium at all.  Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor ofCooking with Food Sensitivities Survival GuideandNourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.