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Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe (Easy Spice Mix)

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Homemade fajita seasoning is an easy way to add Mexican flavor to your meat! Say goodbye to grocery store versions. Make your own Fajita Seasoning for your chicken or steak. Simply combine eight spices and experience a hearty and healthy seasoning, perfect for any diet!

Glass jar heaped with fajita seasoning.

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This homemade Seasoning Mix is incredibly simple to prepare and tastes so much better than store-bought! Make this delicious seasoning at home to avoid the additional fillers and additives found in store-bought versions. It is also sugar-free, making it ideal for any kind of diet. Never again will you buy a Fajita seasoning package!

Want more delicious seasoning blend recipes to try out?  Grab those herbs and spices and make your own homemade taco seasoning mix as well. Or, for a good multi-purpose one, make some chili seasoning mix to use in lots of recipes.

If you love great recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Mediterranean Seasoning Blend

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This homemade fajita spice recipe is perfect for anyone following a low-carb or Keto-friendly eating regimen. It does not include any sugar or preservatives, and only eight natural spices are used in the preparation of the fajita mix.
  • This seasoning mix recipe is easy to make and full of authentic flavor. To make fajita seasoning, combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Store the seasoning in an airtight container, and you’re ready to season your food.
  • A jar of homemade fajita seasoning is also a thoughtful and delightful gift for family and friends who appreciate good food. Store the spices in a well-sealed mason jar.
  • You may save money by making your own seasoning. You can use as much of this spice as you want at a minimal cost. The good news is that you can create huge batches of this to season your meat, vegetables, and soup.

What’s In This Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe

Seven white bowls with different spices.
  • Chili Powder: Adds a warm and earthy flavor with a mild heat, making it the base for this seasoning mix.
  • Garlic Powder: Brings a savory depth and a hint of pungency, crucial for enhancing the overall taste.
  • Oregano: Provides a slightly bitter and aromatic note that complements the other spices.
  • Onion Powder: Adds a subtle sweetness and a rich, tangy flavor to balance the seasoning.
  • Paprika: Contributes a sweet and smoky undertone, brightened with a vibrant red color.
  • Salt: Enhances the natural flavors of all the ingredients, ensuring a well-rounded taste.
  • Cumin: Infuses the mix with a nutty and warm essence, characteristic of classic Mexican cuisine.
  • Pepper: Offers a mild kick and a sharpness that ties all the elements together.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Spicier Blend: If you prefer a spicier fajita seasoning, add some crushed red pepper flakes or increase the amount of chili powder.
  • Smoked Paprika: Substitute regular paprika with smoked paprika to introduce a deeper, smokier flavor.
  • Herb Blend: Add dried cilantro or parsley for an added herbal note that pairs well with Mexican flavors.
  • Reduced Sodium: For a low-sodium version, reduce the amount of salt or use a salt substitute to cater to dietary needs.
  • Lemon or Lime Zest: Incorporate lemon or lime zest for a bright and tangy twist, adding a touch of citrus.
  • Chipotle Powder: Replace chili powder with chipotle powder for a more intense and smoky heat.

How To Make Easy Fajita Seasoning (step-by-step directions)

Collage of mixing spices to create fajita seasoning.
  1. Place all the spices in a mixing bowl and combine. (Photos 1 & 2)
  2. Store in an airtight jar or container for use. (Photo 3)
Fajita seasoning in a glass jar without a lid.

Recipe Tips

  • Measuring: Use level measurements for all the spices to ensure a balanced mix.
  • Mix Thoroughly: Make sure all the spices are evenly combined to prevent uneven flavor distribution.
  • Quality Spices: Use fresh, high-quality spices for the best flavor results.
  • Adjust to Taste: Feel free to adjust each spice’s quantities based on your preference. 
  • Versatility: This seasoning isn’t just for fajitas—try it on grilled vegetables, soups, or roasted potatoes for a burst of flavor.
  • Taste Test: Before using the seasoning, taste a small amount and adjust if necessary to suit your preference.

Storing Tips 

After preparing and mixing a big batch of all the spices, your homemade fajita seasoning can be stored in an airtight container or a glass jar for up to a year. It can be stored for a longer period of time, however, it tastes best within a year.

Spoon on top of a jar of fajita seasoning.

Serving Suggestions

There are countless ways to use this versatile homemade fajita seasoning mix. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Classic Fajitas: Mix your chicken breasts, beef, or shrimp before grilling or sautéing with bell peppers and onions. For a traditional fajita meal, serve sheet pan fajitas with warm tortillas, guacamole, and salsa.
  • Grilled Vegetables: For a flavorful vegetarian option, sprinkle the seasoning on a medley of vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and mushrooms before grilling.
  • Tacos and Burritos: Use the seasoning to spice up your taco, taco roll ups or burrito fillings, whether you’re using meat, beans, or a combination of both.
  • Soup and Stews: Add a teaspoon of the seasoning mix to your favorite soup or stew recipes to give them a zesty Mexican twist.
  • Roasted Potatoes: Toss diced potatoes with olive oil and a generous amount of the seasoning, then roast in the oven for a crispy, flavorful side dish.
  • Rice and Grain Bowls: Mix the seasoning into cooked rice, quinoa, or other grains to enhance the flavor of your base.
  • Marinades: Combine the seasoning with olive oil and lime juice to create a marinade for meats and vegetables.
  • Street Corn: Sprinkle the seasoning on grilled elote corn on the cob, a squeeze of lime, and a sprinkle of cotija cheese for a delicious street corn experience.

Recipe FAQs

Is this Fajita Seasoning spicy?

No, this fajita seasoning mix is not spicy at all. If you like spicy food, you can add cayenne pepper for a kick.

Is the fajita seasoning recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe for fajita seasoning is naturally gluten-free. Unlike store-bought versions, which may contain fillers, you don’t have to worry about that here.

How much fajita seasoning should I add to my meat?

One tablespoon of fajita seasoning per pound of meat is a good starting point. You may need more depending on your fajita recipe and how seasoned you prefer your meat, but this is a decent starting point.

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe (Easy Spice Mix)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Basics
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yields 5 Tablespoons
Fajita seasoning is an easy way to add Mexican flavor to your meat! Say goodbye to grocery store versions. Make your own Fajita Seasoning for your chicken or steak. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Take a small bowl and add all of the spices to it. Mix thoroughly to combine.
    2 teaspoon chili powder,½ tbsp garlic powder,1 teaspoon oregano,1 tbsp Onion powder,2 teaspoons paprika,1 teaspoon Salt,1 tbsp cumin,1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Store in an airtight container for use within 12 months.

Notes

  • Measuring: Use level measurements for all the spices to ensure a balanced mix.
  • Mix Thoroughly: Make sure all the spices are evenly combined to prevent uneven flavor distribution.
  • Quality Spices: Use fresh, high-quality spices for the best flavor results.
  • Adjust to Taste: Feel free to adjust each spice’s quantities based on your preference. 
  • Versatility: This seasoning isn’t just for fajitas—try it on grilled vegetables, soups, or roasted potatoes for a burst of flavor.
  • Taste Test: Before using the seasoning, taste a small amount and adjust if necessary to suit your preference.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 TBSP Calories: 16kcal (1%) Carbohydrates: 3g (1%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 1g (2%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 482mg (21%) Potassium: 72mg (2%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 322IU (6%) Vitamin C: 3mg (4%) Calcium: 28mg (3%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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