When it comes to seasoning mix, without a doubt, the king is Tajín. 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. Here’s 11 excellent ideas.
Tajín and fruit go together beautifully, but there is so much more you can do with this delicious condiment. 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 tasty blend of chile peppers, sea salt, and dehydrated lime juice. Its most common use is for sprinkling on fresh fruit and vegetables.
Tajín was created by 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 chile peppers, the Tajín Clásico has a very mild heat. But if you like things spicy, try Tajin Habanero. The Empresas Tajín also make a low-sodium version too for those watching your salt intake.
what do you do with it?
Tajin has become so popular you will find it in the produce section of most grocery stores. Why the produce section? Because the most common use is to sprinkle it over juicy mangos, watermelon, and pineapple.
But there’s so many other ways to enjoy this seasoning mix. Keep scrolling for 11 of our favorite recipes.
summer fruit board
artichokes with tajin butter
grilled avocado and kale chopped salad from this mess is ours
Easy Chamoy Sauce
ojo rojo from salt and wind travel
charred citrus margarita from salt and wind travel
strawberry agua fresca from salt and wind travel for california grown
spicy jalapeño michelada
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what do you tajín?
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