Spice Up Your Day With All the Tajín in These Delicious Recipes
From my experience, a fruity or savory snack had in Mexico is totally incomplete without at least a tiny sprinkle of Tajín — though I prefer a generous serving. The chili-lime seasoning you and I have known and loved forever is gaining more popularity across the US (among non-Mexican Latinx like me and even non-Latinx) with Trader Joe's releasing a copycat version of its own. My Mexican fiancé and I prefer to keep a bottle of the original in our pantry at all times, of course!
If you are looking to embrace the seasoning for the first time or want new ways to enjoy your favorite, we've rounded up a variety of recipes that use Tajín to make everything from simple, crunchy jicama sticks to a classic mangonada drink so much better.
Sparkling Cucumber Limeade
Adding Tajín to this sparkling cucumber limeade recipe and the rim give it that extra kick you didn't know you needed.
Latin Tuna Salad
This tuna salad is made for people who aren't necessarily fans of its traditional version. Subbing in mayo for avocado, along with some Tajín, makes this recipe a winner in our book.
Frozen Valencia Orange Slices With Tajín
Juicy oranges are a perfectly refreshing snack. These frozen slices sprinkled with the spicy seasoning are basically natural popsicles.
Roasted Chickpeas With Tajín
Roasted chickpeas with just the right amount of seasoning are a totally craveable snack. Adding Tajín definitely takes them to the next level.
Jicama With Lime Juice and Tajín
Move aside, carrot sticks! Jicama is probably the most underrated healthy snack.
For those who prefer sweet over spicy and aren't big on the strong veggie flavors of a michelada, a juicy mangonada is the drink for you.
Mango Chile Popsicles
If mango slices seasoned with Tajín were your childhood favorite, then you'd love this Summer-ready popsicle version.
Mango Chile Margarita
Reward yourself for all that healthy snacking with an adult beverage. This mango chile margarita with a Tajín rim will surely do the trick.
Mexican Street Corn
Elote is everyone's favorite, and with good reason. This sweet and salty snack is easy to make, and also incomplete without a sprinkle of Tajín.
Mexican Cucumbers With Chili and Lime
Spice up (pun intended) an otherwise boring snack like sliced cucumbers with just a sprinkle of Tajín.
How cute are these star-shaped pops? You can barely even tell they are seasoned with the spicy powder.
Watermelon Margarita Popsicles
If you love the natural fruit-bar popsicles you can find in most stores, you'll love this version of a favorite adult beverage on a stick.
Not only is this fruit pizza beautiful to look at, but it also tastes delicious. It's perfect to whip up anytime or for a special occasion.
Watermelon Pineapple Granita
If you are in the mood for a refreshing drink that has an extra kick, look no further than this watermelon pineapple granita.
Angel Food Guava Cake
Who knew guava and Tajín would make the perfect combination? This angel food cake is proof of that.
This Mexican street corn recipe is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy.