Wondering which fruits and veggies go great with the spicy and tart Tajin seasoning? Here’s a list of over 10 great options for you to pick from.
Time to put this versatile spice mix to use people!
What is Tajin Seasoning?
Tajin aka chili lime seasoning, is a classic Mexican spice blend crafted using Habanero and other spicy peppers, sea salt and dehydrated lime juice.
This flavorful seasoning mix is a super versatile condiment that you can sprinkle on your salads, tacos, baked dishes, grilled meats and pretty much anything that needs a bit of a flavor boost.
You can try the tajín clásico seasoning or make it on your own from scratch. Making your own homemade Tajin seasoning is actually pretty easy. Plus, you can adjust the amount of salt you’re adding and easily turn it into a nice low-sodium version too.
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Best Fruits & Veggies to Eat with Tajin
Tajin adds a beautiful kick of tangy and spicy flavor to your favorite foods. The simplest way to put it to use is to use it as a topping on your favorite fruits and vegetables.
Here are a few good ideas.
Sweet and juicy pineapple tastes great when it gets a nice and generous sprinkle of some of this tangy and fiery Mexican seasoning. In fact, you can try tajín with lots of other tropical fruits too.
The sweetness of mangoes and the tang from the lime and sea salt work together beautifully. In my Mango con Tajin recipe, I sprinkled some of my scratch made Tajin blend over freshly chopped mangoes.
It turned out to be such a delightful snack!
When fresh, juicy watermelon is in season, team it up with some Chamoy sauce and Tajin, and put together an easy and effortless appetizer that is a complete riot of flavors and textures.
To jazz it up a bit, I also like to top it with some crumbled feta cheese. This fruit salad with tajín has to be my personal favorite!
The spicy kick from the lime chili seasoning beautifully complements the juicy sweetness of oranges. Simply sprinkle this unique blend over your peeled oranges to take them to the next level.
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Subtle tasting fruits like cantaloupe, honeydew melon, dragon fruit and even jicama can all benefit from the vibrant flavors this Mexican chili-lime seasoning has to offer.
You can slice these fruits and arrange them on a plate or chop them up into bite sized pieces.
Want to jazz up your simple avocado and guacamole with some savory flavors? Simply put tajín into the mix.
The mild heat it has to offer, can take things to the next level. And don’t forget to top it with a generous sprinkle of chopped cilantro too!
Corn on the cob
The most authentic way to enjoy your Tajin spice mix is to use it to make Mexican street corn aka Elote. Simply sprinkle it on some corn on the cob, slather on some mayonnaise or butter and top it with lots of Cotija cheese.
Tajín adds a beautiful spicy and tangy flavor to your simple oven roasted potatoes too! I used it to make some Mexican roasted potatoes, which turned out to be such a delightful side dish, I was surprised why I didn’t try it earlier.
In fact, you can also sprinkle it over your roasted sweet potatoes and turn it into a healthy snack or a side dish to dig into when you’re watching your weight.
Cucumber slices or sticks with a little sprinkle of tajín on top is a match made in heaven! This simple salad is also called Pepinos con Tajin, and is the simplest, easiest salad you can put together.
Don’t forget to top it with a drizzle of fresh lime juice too!
If you’re one of those who don’t like the taste of broccoli, just a sprinkle of this zesty and savory concoction of chili peppers can make the veggie taste better.
That’s actually exactly what I did with my Mexican broccoli salad recipe, and everyone in my family is obsessed with it now!
Tajin popcorn is a movie night staple in my household, and that’s for a good reason- the spicy and tangy flavors of the seasoning work perfectly with the addictive crunch of the popcorn.
And not just popcorn- you can actually sprinkle it over your tortilla chips, nachos and other snacks too.
And just when you thought that was enough, you can also elevate your classic roasted nuts and take them to the next level by adding a sprinkle of this chile-lime seasoning.
In addition to these foods, you can also use this spicy seasoning blend on your favorite fruits, use it to rim your drinks, rub it over your meats and proteins to turn into a marinade or a dry rub, or even sprinkle on your fruit salads.
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