October 4 is National Taco Day and in honor of this day, we are providing you with an anti-inflammatory version of Taco Seasoning mix.  You cannot prepare a good Mexican meal without the main spice. Now, you will be able to eat tacos with the perfect spice for breakfast, lunch and dinner to satisfy this cultural snack craving.

According to NationalDayCalendar.com the history of tacos predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico but National Taco Day began in 2009. Anthropological evidence shows the native people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico ate tacos filled with small fish. At the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Diaz del Castillo, documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans. Hernan Cortes arranged this meal for his captains in Coyoacan.  It is unclear why the Spanish used the word taco to describe this native food.  One suggested origin is the word ataco, meaning stuff or to stuff.

A little piece of taco trivia: In 1964, Roberto L. Gomez established The National Taco Council.  The council sent a 55-pound taco to President Johnson in 1967.

Today, tacos go beyond delicious.  Many are filled with lean meats and vegetables.  Grilled fish and shrimp tacos add a whole other profile.  People eat taco pizza, veggie tacos, slow cooker pork tacos. The list is endless.

Enjoy this seasoning mix and start preparing some Mexican goodness!


Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

Are you ever looking for a good taco seasoning so you don’t have to buy what’s on the grocery store shelf in packets?  Try this easy recipe from our SHAPE ReClaimed Simple Recipes cookbook. This recipe makes approximately ¾ cup. 3 Tbsp is equal to 1 packet of store bought seasoning.
Course Spice Mix


  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • ¼ cup cumin powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher or Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper or to taste - optional (for a kick!)


  • Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Keyword Anti-Inflammatory, Condiment, Dip, Dressings

If you’re still hungry for some delicious Mexican goodness, don’t forget about our posts on National Taco Day and National Burrito Day – you will find anti-inflammatory recipes for a Mexican Breakfast Skillet, Taco Salad, Jerk Chicken Tacos, Mexican Burrito Bowl, Homemade Guacamole and more.


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