KETO RECIPE: DIY Seasonings

When I started Keto I did a overhall of my entire Kitchen. Anything that wasn’t Keto, was out! I started with the fridge- getting rid of sugar rich condiments and that non-keto ice cream in the back of my freezer. Then I went through my pantry and donated any canned goods that no longer fit in my lifestyle. It was like I had a brand new kitchen with lots of space in my pantry. Now I only buy food I like and will eat and is, of course, Keto.

One thing we don’t think about when creating a Keto Kitchen is our spice rack. True, most spice mixes don’t have any sugar, but all of this extra room in my pantry gave me the idea to make my own spice mixes.

Don’t have Taco Seasoning, Chili Lime Seasoning, Everything Seasoning? No worries, I’ve got you covered.

Chili-Lime Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Pinch Salt

    In a small bowl, mix the ingredients and season with salt. This recipe yields about 2 tablespoons of seasoning. Keep the extra in an airtight container for up to a week. You can also add Cayenne Pepper if you like it spicier.


Taco Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Pinch Salt

    If you use taco seasoning a lot, you can make a larger batch and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.


Italian Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Pinch Salt

    You can also add a teaspoon of dried sage if you like.


Everything Bagel Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons white and black sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

    Once you have mixed the seasoning together, Toast the seasoning. Add the seasoning mix to a dry skillet, stir continuously and cook until the sesame seeds are lightly toasted and fragrant.


These Seasonings are featured in the Big Book of Keto, my cookbook, along with 200 more Easy Keto Recipes.