You’re hosting a last-minute get-together, and you have three ingredients in the fridge: a cucumber, a pineapple and some leftover Indian. Save the chicken tikka masala for lunch tomorrow. It’s time to put that cuke and pineapple to work with a little something you should always keep in your pantry: Tajín seasoning.
What is Tajín seasoning? Tajín is a pre-packaged Mexican seasoning made with chile peppers, salt and dehydrated lime juice. Ever have a bag of Tostidos Hint of Lime tortilla chips? Well, Tajín is like an authentic Hint of Lime seasoning. It’s tangy, salty and spicy.
What do I use it on? Since it packs a savory flavor punch, it pairs deliciously with fruits and veggies, enhancing their sweet flavors and rounding them out. Your homemade guacamole is suddenly restaurant grade with a dusting of Tajín. A sweet, watery cucumber cut into quarter-inch circles, laid flat on plate and sprinkled liberally with Tajín becomes a refreshing appetizer. And on pineapple, mango or melon, the seasoning elevates the sweetness and makes it more complex. Best of all, each app or dessert is ready in less than 30 seconds.
Where can I get it? You can pick up Tajín seasoning in any grocery store’s spice section, or buy it right now Amazon—something tells us your friends are about to start inviting themselves over for dinner more often.