Taco Tuesday: DIY 10-Ingredient Taco Seasoning + Lentil Tacos


I make tacos every Tuesday! They are fun with whatever is in the refrigerator – literally anything can be a taco. The most important part is the seasoning and so, I put together my own mix to have on hand because it is way easier than measuring each spice every time.

It’s all the usual suspects and then two surprises: chipotle powder for smokiness and cinnamon for that x factor, sort of sweet and sort of “what is that?” I recommend using 1/8 teaspoon each in your next batch of tacos to see if you like the mix and then adjust your mix accordingly!

10 Ingredient Taco Seasoning

A great DIY taco seasoning that you only have to make once and then use for all of your taco needs!

Course Main Course
Servings 1 small jar


  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Place into a small container or jar. Shake. Store and use at will. Enjoy!

Lentils are a great taco filler for any Taco Tuesday. Make the lentil “meat” and top them with whatever you love. Today, I topped these little corn tortillas with the lentils, crispy shredded Brussels sprouts, shredded purple cabbage and topped with Kite Hill ricotta cheese, fresh lime juice and a dollop of guacamole.

Lentil Tacos

Lentils make a great sub for "meat" in tacos. Flavor it up with the DIY taco seasoning and Taco Tuesday is done!

Course Main Course
Servings 6 tacos


  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water + more as needed


  1. Sautรฉ the onion in water or oil. When it is translucent, add the garlic. When that is fragrant, add the lentils, tomato paste and taco seasoning. Add the water and mix to combine. Cook on medium until the lentil meat looks like it is together and delicious. Add more water if it is too thick.
  2. Top with your favorite taco toppers!


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