Spice up your taco night with this spicy, flavorful cannabis-infused taco seasoning made with all-natural spices and decarbed cannabis flower or kief that can be used to season your choice of cannabis tacos, taco salads, fajitas, and more.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Taco Seasoning
Tacos are one of my absolute favorite meals!
As you probably already know, the foundation of any truly delicious taco recipe is the seasoning.
Allow me to introduce the all-natural, gluten-free, homemade cannabis-infused taco seasoning.
It's the perfect match for anyone craving a delicious, spicy flavor that can work for a wide variety of diets, including low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, and more.
In this post you will learn how to make your own homemade cannabis taco seasoning with your choice of decarbed cannabis flowers or kief.
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This recipe is 100% all-natural, gluten-free, and vegan and contains wholesome, unlike many of the prepackaged options you find in the store.
Prepackaged seasonings are also typically full of artificial ingredients and high amounts of sodium.
With this recipe, you have full control over the amount of salt, or sodium, you add so that you can adjust it based on your personal needs.
And making taco seasoning from scratch allows you to control the spice level, so you can make it as spicy or as mild as you need.
That's the best things about homemade cannabis recipes.
Not do you get to use fresh ingredients, but they taste so much better.
As with most things, you're usually better off making them from scratch.
Choose Your Cannabis Seasoning Option
Just like all things cannabis, there are many different ways to infuse something.
There are two different ways to incorporate the cannabis into this taco seasoning recipe:
- Decarbed Cannabis Flower
- Decarbed Kief
Decarbed Cannabis Flower
Before incorporating cannabis as an ingredient in any recipe, it’s important to understand the process of decarboxylation, or decarbing, first.
This process must occur before for you to experience the benefits of activated THC or CBD.
However, raw cannabis plants do not naturally contain large amounts of active THC or CBD, the two most popular cannabinoids.
To experience the benefits of activated THC or CBD, the cannabis must first undergo a process called decarboxylation.
Without decarboxylation, you will not experience the full range, or associated 'high', of activated cannabinoids such as THC.
In your own kitchen, you can use an oven to provide the heat needed to decarboxylate the cannabinoids into their active state.
If you've never gone through the process before, have no fear, decarbing really is simple.
Bake the dried cannabis in the oven at 240° F for 40 minutes for a THC-dominant flower and 240° F for 90 minutes for a CBD-dominant flower.
If you have never decarbed before, you can get started with my beginners guide to cannabis decarboxylation here.
Because each person has a different endocannabinoid system and responds to cannabis differently, it is important to add an appropriate amount for your personal tolerance.
This recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of ground, decarbed cannabis flower, but you can adjust this as needed to suit your needs.
Kief typically contains the highest concentration of resinous glands, or trichomes, that contain cannabinoids like CBD, THC, CBG, etc.
This means that kief can be much more potent than flower or trim.
Because of this, you may be able to use less of it in this recipe, or more, depending on the effect you’re looking for.
Remember that you still need to decarb the kief just as you would traditional flower to enjoy the activated benefits of CBD, THC, CBG, etc.
If you've never worked with kief before, you can get my full guide to decarbing and making edibles with kief here.
Pair This Seasoning With A Fat Source
If you use cannabis flower or kief to make this infused taco seasoning, it's important to pair this seasoning with a meal that includes fat.
This is because cannabis is better absorbed by the body when paired with fat.
In fact, studies show that cannabinoids are 2.5-3x more bioavailable to the body when paired with a fat source.
Because of this, I urge you to consider adding some fat to the meal you are consuming for the best overall experience (1).
If you make traditional ground beef tacos, the fat naturally present in the ground beef is the perfect way to ensure your cannabinoids are more easily absorbed.
How to Determine The Dosing For Your Recipe
While a calculator is no replacement for lab testing, this tool has been designed to help you get a more accurate guesstimate of the potency of your cannabis infusions and extractions.
Unlike other calculators available online, this calculator aims to provide more accuracy by accounting for the losses associated with decarboxylation, infusion oils, or extraction solvents used.
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Easy Cannabis Taco Seasoning
- 6 tablespoons ground cumin
- 3 tablespoons ground chili pepper*
- 3 tablespoons corn flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon granulated onion
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons ground paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground chipotle peppers
- 1 teaspoon ground oregano
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 teaspoon cannabis flower decarboxylated, ground
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk until well incorporated.
- Store in a mason jar for future use.
- Decarbed Kief: Add ½ teaspoon in place of the 1 teaspoon of decarboxylated cannabis flower