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Homemade Chili Lime Seasoning

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cocktail rimmed glass

Prep

5 minutes

Yield

27 teaspoons

This easy chili lime seasoning will replace Tajin in your spice drawer with a 5-ingredient blend you can make yourself.

Holy smokes! This chili lime seasoning is flavorful and oh-so-delicious. This is perfect for summer, and you’ll want to put it on everything – fruit, popcorn, cocktails.

Cut watermelon in star shapes

Why you’ll love this chili lime seasoning:

  • Easy: Make this seasoning in only 5-minutes
  • Long-Lasting: This chili lime seasoning won’t go bad for a while. Keep it in a jar or container and you’ll have it to easily reach for in your spice cupboard
Little vial of chili lime seasoning next too a cocktail rimmed glass

Ingredient Notes:

Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt: This kosher salt is one of my favs. It has a unique diamond shape that actually allows it to stick to food and dissolve quicker. The best part is that it has 53% less sodium than regular table salt. It’s great to add to seasonings like this chili lime one.

Ancho Chili Powder: This type of chili powder is very mild when it comes to spice, it more adds flavor to this delicious chili lime seasoning.

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How to make chili lime seasoning:

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy sprinkled on watermelon or a fruit salad for a unique snack. It’s also delicious sprinkled on mango, cucumber and popcorn or use it to rim a cocktail. 
  2. The spice will keep for 3 months in an airtight container stored at room temperature.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What to use chili lime seasoning on? Use it as a dry rub, it’s great on steak, pork, or chicken. You can also add it sprinkled on salads for a pop of flavor, on popcorn, on veggies like cucumber, or even fruit like mango for sweet and savory.

Is Tajín the same as chili lime seasoning? Essentially, yes, however, you can totally make your own at home with only 5 ingredients.

Is chili lime seasoning spicy? It is more flavorful than spicy but it does have a little bit of a kick.

Recipes to use chili lime seasoning on:

Homemade Chili Lime Seasoning

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This easy chili lime seasoning will replace Tajin in your spice drawer with a 5-ingredient blend you can make yourself.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course spices
Cuisine Mexican-Inspired
Servings 27 teaspoons
Calories 2 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp dehydrated lime zest
  • 3 tbsp Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp ground chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tbsp ground guajillo powder
  • 1 tbsp ground ancho chile powder

Instructions
 

  • Mix together all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy sprinkled on watermelon or a fruit salad for a unique snack. It's also is delicious sprinkled on mango, cucumber and popcorn or use it to rim a cocktail. 
  • The spice will keep for 3 months in an airtight container stored at room temperature.

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Notes

  • You can mix / match the 3 tbsp of red chili powder needed so for example if you can’t find guajillo, you could use 1 1/2 tbsp chipotle and 1 1/2 tbsp ancho.
  • Dehydrated lime zest isn’t always easy to find so you can substitute with lime powder or citric acid if needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Sodium: 775.3mg | Fiber: 0.5g
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