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Learn all about Tajín, the popular Mexican chile lime seasoning blend. Find out why it’s so popular, and how to use it.

A bottle of tajin seasoning un-opened.


What is Tajin Seasoning?

Tajín (pronounced ta-heen) is a Mexican seasoning blend of dried and ground red chiles, sea salt, and dehydrated lime. 

You may have encountered it before, even if you didn’t know its name – it’s that bright red seasoning generously sprinkled on fresh fruit slices.

It’s both spicy and sweet, offering a delightful balance that keeps you returning for more. This seasoning blends two definitive flavors of Mexican cuisine: chile spice and citrus. 

How to use

It’s not just for fruit; it’s used to season many dishes, from grilled meats and roasted vegetables to beloved Mexican street snacks like elote (grilled corn on the cob) and Mangonadas.

Some other ideas would be to sprinkle some in your guacamole, use it as a rim for your margaritas or ranch water cocktails, sprinkle on some fresh sliced cucumber or pineapple, or use it to season your popcorn.

What kinds of Tajin are available?

The Tajín Clásico takes center stage, capturing hearts and taste buds with its iconic flavor. When Tajin is mentioned, this is the version they are referring to.

Other options include the low-sodium version, perfect for those seeking a healthier option without compromising taste.

And for the brave souls seeking an extra kick, brace yourself for the habanero chile mix, which swaps out the red peppers in the Clásico for fiery habaneros.

Where Can I find Tajin Seasoning?

This Mexican seasoning can be found in most markets these days. It’s typically found in the produce section next to the fresh fruits and vegetables. However, you may also come across it in the Hispanic aisle.

Homemade Tajin Seasoning

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Serene
Tajín is a Mexican seasoning blend of dried and ground red chiles, sea salt, and dehydrated lime. 
A bottle of tajin seasoning un-opened.


  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime powder
  • 2 tablespoons guajillo powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Add the chile powders, salt and lime together. Stir to combine.
  • Taste and add the sugar as desired.
  • Store in a sealed jar and use as needed.



Paprika: this is a mild chili powder, to make a spicier blend this can be swapped with cayenne powder. 
Storage: While spices don’t typically have an expiration date, their flavor can weaken over time. To extend their lifespan, store your seasonings in air-tight, sealed containers. Using them within three months is recommended to ensure the best flavor.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 6978mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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