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homemade taco sauce in a glass jar surrounded by tortillas chips with half a ripe avocado and a bowl of sour cream in the background
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Taco Sauce

5 minute homemade taco sauce lets you ditch processed store bought sauce in favor of homemade flavor. You can customize this easy taco sauce to suit your taste and take taco night to the next level.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dip, Salad Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 90kcal


  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 heaping tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • If it's too thick, you can add a teaspoon of extra water. Whisk until smooth.
  • Store in an airtight mason jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.


This is meant to be a thinner sauce, so that it pours onto tacos & taco salads with ease. However, if you really want a thicker style then add less water to the blender.
Don't want to use it all within a week? You can store this sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Don't be put off if/when it separates- that's because it used all fresh ingredients. Simply stir back together, and use as wanted.
You can also freeze this sauce for up to three months.
recipe adapted from Veggie Balanced


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1744IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 5mg