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15 Delicious Tajin Recipes With a Zesty Kick

Give your weekly menu a Mexican kick with these delicious Tajin recipes! This fantastic seasoning is a little spicy, wonderfully limey, and totally irresistible.

And it brings to life everything from fruit salad to tacos.

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If you’re new to Mexican cooking, you might be wondering, “What is Tajin?”

Let’s just say it’s the ultimate food and drink enhancer! The salty chili-lime flavor is unmatched.

I love it on the rim of my margarita glass or on fresh fruit in the summer. But it’s also incredible on tacos!

So, say “no more!” to bland and boring dishes because these Tajin recipes bring an explosion flavor to every bite.

1. Tajin Chicken

Let’s start with a simple recipe, shall we? This chicken is one of the best ways to ease into the world of Tajin without overdoing it. 

With 10 minutes and two ingredients, you’ll have the juiciest, most flavorful chicken thighs you’ve ever had ready on the dinner table.

I highly recommend cooking these on the grill. It adds a layer of smokiness that makes the chicken even more savory. 

However, you could also do this on a pan or in the oven. 

2. Frozen Mango Margarita with Tajín (Lime Chili)

Remember that margarita I mentioned earlier? Well, here’s the first way I recommend doing it. 

The combination of mango and spicy Tajin is like a fiesta in a glass. 

While I typically like my margaritas on the rocks, this one is best blended. I’d say it’s like an adult slushie, but that wouldn’t do it justice.

The Tajin rimmed glass is a must for this frozen cocktail. It adds a spicy kick that perfectly contrasts the sweet mango. 

If you like your drinks smokey, replace the tequila with some mezcal.

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3. Mexican Fruit Cup with Tajin

One of the most refreshing Mexican desserts I’ve ever had is a simple bowl of fruit sprinkled with Tajin.

Mango is probably to most used (and most delicious), but you could go for everything from jicama, cucumber, pineapple, and watermelon.

This is an incredibly tasty and healthy way to beat the summer heat. 

And if you’re worried about the heavy amount of sodium, Tajin makes a low-sodium version, too. 

4. Tasty Tajín Rice

Need a Mexican side dish to go with your tacos and fajitas? This tasty Tajin rice is an excellent choice. 

Tajin adds a burst of flavor, and butter makes it rich. 

Use veggie stock to keep it vegetarian, and opt for oil or vegan butter if you need it totally dairy-free. 

Either way, in 30 minutes, you’ll have spicy, salty, and garlicky rice ready for dinner. 

5. Tajin Cucumber Salad

If you’re looking for a side with more veggies, this Tajin cucumber salad will not disappoint. 

Cucumbers and cherry tomatoes keep this salad simple, and so does the dressing. All you need is some mayo and Tajin. 

Ready in just five minutes, this is fantastic when you need something last minute.

If you’re not big on mayo, use Greek yogurt instead. It’s just as creamy and will add some probiotics to the mix. 

6. Tajín Shrimp Tacos

Whip up a pitcher of margaritas because it’s taco Tuesday! And these shrimp tacos are the main event.

Pile succulent Tajin seasoned shrimp onto a warm corn tortilla, then fix it up with jalapeño, red cabbage, and avocado crema.

Making the avocado crema will be the most laborious part, which is as easy as measuring and blending. 

When it’s this delicious, I have a feeling that taco Tuesday will extend to a few other nights of the week.

7. Dehydrated Mangoes with Tajín 

Snack happily with these sweet and spicy mangoes.

As if you couldn’t tell already, mangoes and Tajin are a match made in heaven. 

The contrast of sweet, spicy, and zesty go together phenomenally like all the best food pairings. Plus, mangoes are full of vitamins and are fat-free to boot. 

These will take a good chunk of the day in the food dehydrator, but the most you have to do is slice the fruit.

8. Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad 

Looking to jazz up your weekly salad? Make this zippy bed of greens.

Loaded with Tajin seasoned chicken, this bounty of goodness is how you get Mexican food lovers to eat healthily. 

There’s also plenty of Tajin roasted veggies and creamy avocado, making this crazy colorful and insanely scrumptious.

If you’re a sour cream or guacamole fan, toss that in too. 

9. Traeger Smoked Turkey Breast 

Tajin is excellent on chicken, but it’s fantastic on turkey too. 

This prize-winning bird gets rubbed with a plethora of spices like Tajin, creole seasoning, and sage.

And to prevent it from turning out dry, it’s injected with a citrus marinade. 

Toss that beauty in the Traeger and get smoking. 

If you’ve been on a hunt for a new way to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey, this is it, my friends. 

10. Dragon Fruit Salad with Tajín and Lime 

Be bold and daring with your fruit salad and make this incredible recipe. 

Dragon fruit is pretty mild and often described as having a flavor akin to kiwi. And in this dish, it’s brought to life with just a few additions.

You’ll coat dragonfruit and oranges in a simple lime syrup and throw some Tajin in the mix. 

It’s fruity, citrusy, sweet, and spicy, and it draws quite the crowd! 

Try it out at your next potluck or barbecue. It’ll be a big talking point among the group.

11. Mexican Street Corn

If you’ve never tried Mexican street corn, you’re truly missing out. This stuff is legendary! 

And here’s how to do it the Tajin way. 

You’ll slather corn cobs with mayo and pile on the fixings. This includes Tajin, cotija cheese, and some lime.  

Cilantro is optional, but I highly recommend it. 

12. Mexican Mango with Chili and Lime Yogurt Bowls

Even your morning breakfast bowl tastes better with a little sprinkle of Tajin.

The cooling effect of the yogurt plays well with the spicy mangoes and the zest in the Tajin. 

I love the touch of chia seeds too. They give the bowl a little crunch, and they’re full of energy. 

These creamy, spicy, citrusy morning bowls only call for five ingredients and an equal amount of time. 

13. Grilled Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is often a fruit salad filler that doesn’t get the glory it deserves. Try it grilled, and you’ll see what I mean. 

This recipe gives cantaloupe a whole new perspective.

Grilling the melon brings out all its yummy juiciness that gets even better with a drizzle of honey and sprinkle of Tajin.

This is a fun backyard barbecue appetizer as well as dessert. 

14. Honeydew Basil Spicy Margarita

Another fruit that gets overlooked is honeydew. But that will all change once you sip on these margaritas. 

They’re sweet, fresh, and spicy, thanks to the honeydew, basil, and Tajin. 

And while they’re a bit fancier than your typical, they’re nothing you can’t handle. 

You’ll need to strain the honeydew, which you may have to do in batches. But the rest is super easy.

15. Tostilocos 

Tostilocos are a crunchy snack that is blazin’ with spice! It’s part junky, part healthy, and anything but lackluster.

You’ll take a bag of tortilla chips and load them up with mango, cucumber, and jicama. You’ll also add peanuts and tamarind candies to the mix. 

Then give it a good coating of Tajin and twist of lime. If that isn’t enough, douse everything in your favorite hot sauce and dig in. 

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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