Saturday, May 09, 2015

Taco seasoning

April 30, 2015

We've been using this easy-prep spice mix for years, and I've decided it's finally time to stop googling Best Tofu Tacos!!!! and record it here on our own blog. 

Instead of making tofu tacos, we tend to make lentil tacos with it. They're savoury and warm and a little bit smoky, comforting rather than complex. We simmer the lentils on weeknights and wrap the leftovers into lunchtime tortillas. I've packed jars of the seasoning on field trips and weekend getaways, sneaking the extra lentils into cheese toasties and onto salsa-slathered pizzas. It's a great stand-by seasoning, and I've pleased many a crowd with it.

Taco seasoning
(a recipe found on In The Mood For Noodles)

1 part garlic powder
1 part onion powder
1 part Mexican oregano
1 part smoked paprika
1 part salt
1 part pepper
1 part chilli powder
2 parts cumin

Stir together all the ingredients in a jar. Use to season tofu or lentils; we use 1-2 tablespoons of seasoning in our lentil taco recipe.


  1. great photo - I should try this as I would use this sort of seasoning but don't trust the packet stuff (get very annoyed when supermarkets push the packets of tacos with the seasoning so you pay way more just for a little seasoning)

    1. Hi Johanna - I agree, it's nice to have control over the mix. It's taking me longer on every shopping trip to find the taco shells that don't include seasoning!