When it comes to seasoning mix, without a doubt, the king is Tajin seasoning. This chile-lime seasoning salt elevates everything it touches, from juicy watermelon to the rim of your margarita glass. But there’s a lot more Tajin can be used for. Keep reading for 11 excellent ideas.
Post first written on July 23, 2021 and last updated on December 30, 2023.
Tajín and fruit go together beautifully, but there is so much more you can do with this delicious condiment that’s exploding with flavor. You can coat the rims of your cocktail glasses, add it to a Bloody Mary, or use it as a rub for grilled meats.
Technically it is a chile-lime seasoning salt but really it’s a party in a bottle. Conveniently, they even make purse-sized bottles so you can bring the party wherever you go! Keep reading for more on this essential part of Mexican cuisine and 11 tasty recipes to make with it!
what is tajín?
Tajin seasoning is a unique blend of mild chili peppers, sea salt, and dehydrated lime juice (plus silicon dioxide added as an anti-caking agent). Its most common use is for sprinkling on fresh fruit and vegetables.
With no artificial colors it boasts a vibrant cherry red hue but is not like other chili powders or spice blends. The taste is like salty chile powder with a twist of lime zest.
Tajín is made by the Mexican company, Empresas Tajín. It was created by founder, Horacio Fernandez who developed a way to recreate his aubela’s sauce in powdered form by dehydrating the lime juice and chiles. Today this “powdered sauce” is made in Zapopan, a suburb of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.
Despite its bright red color and the fact it’s made with natural chili peppers, the Tajín Clásico seasoning has a very mild heat. But if you like things spicy, try Tajin Habanero seasoning. Empresas Tajín also makes a low-sodium version too for those eating less sodium, as well as a mild hot sauce and a fruity chamoy hot sauce.
what do you do with it?
Tajín seasoning has become so popular you will find it in the produce section of most grocery stores. Why the produce section? Because this popular Mexican spice blend is the perfect ingredient to sprinkle over juicy mangos, cucumber, watermelon, and pineapple.
But there’s so many other ways to enjoy this seasoning mix including adding to marinades, sprinkling over popcorn and other salty snacks, stirring into guacamole, or seasoning meats off the grill like steak and shrimp.
Want more ideas? Keep scrolling for 11 of our favorite recipes.
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what do you tajín?
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