This low carb taco seasoning is about to become your new favorite kitchen staple.
Because it’s amazingly delicious mixed into all sorts of low carb recipes and can transform a meal meh to amazing. It takes less than 5 minutes to throw together! Plus, store bought taco seasoning is loaded with sugar — and we don’t need that!
So save yourself some carbs while adding tons of flavor to your low carb meals, with this deliciously zesty low carb taco seasoning!
What’s in Non- Low Carb Taco Seasoning?
A glance at the nutrition label of any store bought taco seasoning will quickly set off your low carb alarm! A combination of sugar, starches or flour are typically used in this spice combo to tenderize and slightly sweeten your dish.
Easy Keto Taco Seasoning Ingredients
In any keto taco seasoning or traditional taco seasoning recipe, you’ll notice a standard list of spices — chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes.
What’s cool about making your own low carb taco seasoning, is you can adjust the spices as you see fit! Add more spice, more cumin, heck get creative with lime zest or fresh garlic. Since this recipe is as simple as combining the spices, you mix and add to your heart’s desire.
5 Best Uses For Low Carb Taco Seasoning, Beyond Low Carb Tacos
I’ve been making low carb taco seasoning for quite some time. I store a big old jar in the fridge, and use it for quick and easy low carb meals on busy weeknights — this low carb taco seasoning can make a 15 minute meal taste like a valiant effort!
That said, capitalizing on this spice doesn’t mean eating low carb tacos every night — here’s an idea of low carb recipes you can work up, inspired by this low carb taco seasoning:
1. Salad Dressing For Your Low Carb Taco Salad
Low carb taco salad is one of those mindless low carb dinners you can throw together with whatever you have in the fridge. I love making mine with otherwise boring leftover chicken. Use this low carb taco seasoning to make a creamy dressing!
Simply add some low carb taco seasoning to low carb greek yogurt and lime juice.
2. Meal Prep Keto Taco Salad
Low carb meal prep is key in staying on track during busy times. Use this low carb taco seasoning to spice up a big batch of ground beef or turkey. Allow the meat to cool, then layer keto taco salad ingredients into individual mason jars (or other meal prep containers). Place low carb salad dressing in individual containers and bam! Low carb lunches for the work week.
3. Low Carb Walking Tacos Seasoning
You’ve seen the adorable walking taco trend — and probably thought there was no possible way to make low carb walking tacos. Well think again my friend! Next time you have the crew over, try making a low carb walking tacos bar instead!
4. In Your Cheese Taco Shells
We all know cheese taco shells are the tastiest way to enjoy low carb tacos — make yours next level good by adding a healthy sprinkle of low carb taco seasoning into your cheese mix before melting. That way you can skip the low carb taco seasoning in the meat, and capitalize on some grilled goodness instead.
5. Low Carb Taco Shells Chips
Cheese chips are amazing, but what about cheese chips with low carb taco seasoning? I call it the low carb taco shells chips — the perfect vehicle for avocado sauce or low carb nachos. You’re welcome.
6. Bell Pepper Stuffed Keto Taco Shells
Here’s another idea for meal prep: bell pepper keto taco shells. Make a stuffing from ground beef, low carb taco seasoning and sauteed onions, and stuff inside bell peppers with a generous sprinkle of cheddar on top. Bake in the oven until the cheese has melted and the low carb stuffed bell peppers become nice and soft.
7. Keto Tacos Casserole
Boil chicken, toss in low carb taco seasoning, add a combination of veggies, sprinkle with cheese, and bake in the oven for a casserole version of keto tacos!
Did I miss your favorite way to use low carb taco seasoning? Let me know in the comments below!
Low Carb Taco Seasoning Recipe
Hope you enjoy this low carb taco seasoning recipe, and have fun mixing it into all sorts of low carb recipes. I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with. Enjoy!
Low Carb Taco Seasoning
Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
Store in an airtight jar, enjoy!
The spices should add up to about 6 Tablespoons, so a serving size should be around 1/2 Tablespoon.
I use 3 Tablespoons of this taco seasoning per 1 LB of meat.
Add more red pepper flakes if you’d like it spicier!
If you store this low carb taco seasoning in an air tight container it should last as long as your spices (since we aren't adding any fresh herbs to the mix)
I store this in an old spice jar. Mason jars work great as well.
Nutrition information will vary based on the specific products. To be safe, check the nutrition facts labels of your products. Optional object listed above have been left out of nutritional data.
* I haven’t found a low carb taco seasoning packet or low carb taco seasoning store bought yet, will keep ya’ll posted if I stumble on one! Although keto taco seasoning store bought would be convenient, I promise you guys, this recipe takes 5 minutes to throw together!
Low Carb Taco Bell
If you can’t get enough low carb mexican food, check out this guide to eating low carb taco bell. There are some delicious options I know you’ll be stoked on!