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Taco Sauce

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/3 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This incredibly easy homemade taco sauce comes together in just 5 minutes and tastes just like your favorite store-bought version! Perfect for using in tacos, burritos, marinades, dips and so much more. 


  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup (or honey)
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin 
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp fine grain salt (plus more to taste) 


  1. Whisk together all ingredients until smooth and no lumps remain. You can also use a blender. 
  2. Store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months. Use in any recipe that calls for taco sauce!


*This recipe makes about 1 1/3 cups total volume of taco sauce. Feel free to halve if you don't think you'll use as much. If you only need enough for one recipe (about 1/4 cup), quarter the recipe. 

Refrigerator storage: store leftovers in an airtight jar or container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Stir before using.

Freezer storage: pro tip: freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer-safe bag or storage container and keep frozen for up to 6 months! You can defrost in the refrigerator overnight, or you can just add it directly to whatever you're making (it will defrost quickly in the pan). So easy and convenient!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 38
  • Sugar: 4.7 g
  • Sodium: 440.6 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

Keywords: taco sauce