Mediterranean taco mix is a DIY masterpiece. Mediterranean taco mix is a DIY masterpiece. Israeli Kitchen Mediterranean taco mix is a DIY masterpiece. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)

Make your own Mediterranean taco seasoning

A super-easy Mediterranean-inspired spice mix perfect for any type of tacos.

  • Yield: 4 ounces
  • Prep time: 5 minutes

The question begs to be asked – why bother, when the local supermarket sells about a hundred different spice mixtures, including several varieties of taco seasoning? The answer is control – control over ingredients, health, flavor and even cost. Too much salt is dangerous (and so many packaged foods are sky-high in sodium), leading to high blood pressure and other health concerns. Too much heat – or too little – in your seasoning can also cause distress, although certainly not as serious as medical issues.

And for the final push – making your own homemade Mediterranean taco seasoning gives you awesome bragging rights and makes you a way cooler cook. You can triple the recipe and bag up some of this mix for your taco-lovin’ friends. Of course the expectation would be to receive an invite to dinner in return, but hey, it’s only fair.


  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves


Mix all spices well in a small bowl using a whisk or fork.

Store in a dry jar at room temperature.

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