With plant-based cooking, you should never be afraid to get creative in the kitchen. Today, we're diving into the little-known ways to use our Tinga seasoning

While Tinga is celebrated for its bold and smoky flavor, it can be used in a number of other dishes from around the world to add a well-rounded, deep flavor to whatever you’re making. 

From appetizers to cocktail hour, these ingenious uses will leave your taste buds tingling with the Tinga flavor we all know and love. 

Tinga Elotes

Elotes are a popular Mexican street food usually topped with mayo/crema, cotija cheese, Tajín, garlic powder, and your choice of hot sauce, lime, and cilantro. Some even add mantequilla to their corn. For an added savory twist, sprinkle some Tinga seasoning onto your elote right before your tajín for a beautiful blend of rich, kicky flavor. 

Rigatoni Pasta

Using Tinga on pasta creates a mouthwatering fusion of flavors that might just become your new favorite. By harnessing the bold and smoky allure of our Tinga seasoning, we've transformed a comforting bowl of rigatoni into something edgy and delicious. Check out our plant-based take on sausage rigatoni: 




Looking to impress some guests at your next get together? Try out our simple, savory Tinga Hummus recipe. The smoky and savory notes of Tinga complement the creamy, nutty goodness of hummus in a way that'll have your guests rapidly dipping veggies or pita chips and asking for more.

Cocktail Rims

Change up your cocktail rim routine by swapping out the salt for some Tinga seasoning. It adds a smoky and savory twist that perfectly complements a variety of Mexican cocktails, including: 

  • A classic margarita
  • A savory michelada 
  • Or a Paloma if you’re feeling adventurous 

Roast Nuts

For a smoky makeover on a beloved snack, try adding Tinga to your next batch of roasted nuts. Just a sprinkle of the Tinga seasoning can add depth and complexity to the natural crunch of nuts. Try tossing a handful of almonds, cashews, or mixed nuts with a drizzle of olive oil and a generous dusting of Tinga, then roast them in the oven until golden brown. 


Elevate your snack game by adding Tinga to your next batch of popcorn. The Tinga brings a smoky, savory kick that adds depth and excitement to every kernel. While you're enjoying movie night at home, our Tinga popcorn is the perfect salty-savory combo to keep your taste buds entertained, too. 

May 14, 2024