This little bottle of salsa en polvo falls in to the following categories: memory foods, delicious and good-to-have-on-hand. Tajin, hailing from Jalisco, Mexico and consisting of chile peppers, salt and dehydrated lime juice, is the best seasoning for all your snacks.
Hmmm, lime juice.
Growing up, Tajin (with some salt and hydrated lime juice) was the ideal seasoning for snacks or botanas. The cousins and I would fight over who got the seasoned lime juice after all the crunchy things were consumed.
What You Can Put Tajin On
- Carrots, celery, cucumbers, jicama, mango, apples, papaya or any combination of fruits and veggies
- Plain potato chips
- Half a lime or both halves of the lime
- Pork rinds
- Roasted corn
What can’t you put Tajin on? For crying out loud, you can even it put it in your beer. Check out this recipe for a delicious Michelada.
Where Can You Get Tajin?
If you’re lucky enough to be on the West Coast, then head to Ranch Market, Food City or even one of the grocery stores may have it in their International or Latin food aisle. (Untested: I could be wrong.)
I believe I even saw Tajin in Walmart.
Do It. Do It Now.
Trust me my culinary-adventurous friends, you need to try Tajin on some of your favorite foods. It’s fun with a mixture of slight heat and slightly sweet and with lime juice, deliciously sour and divine.
Hmm, editorializing? Perhaps.