Nothing beats a Homemade Fajita Seasoning and it truly couldn’t be easier to create. Add this seasoning mix to fajitas, quesadillas, soups and more!
I feel like the opening line of all my posts lately have just been ‘THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN STORE BOUGHT’. Well, here I go again 😂 no but for real, it really couldn’t be more suited to a homemade fajita mix. Plus, I bet you’ve already got most, if not all of the ingredients in your pantry already!
Fajita Spice Mix
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- Salt & Black Pepper
Okay, you’re looking at that list like ‘I’ve got ‘salt & pepper and that’s where it ends’
Well, think of it as an investment. Grab all the spices, make the seasoning in bulk and you’re set for a good while. The money you’d save on ready made fajita seasoning packets is crazy! Plus, you’re gonna get so much use out of this homemade version, trust me.
The other great thing about a simple homemade fajita seasoning is that fact you can control what goes in. The recipe I provide offers a good baseline, but feel free to enhance any of your favourite flavours. With same token feel free to reduce any of the quantities, for example removing or reducing the cayenne pepper (less heat) or the salt for a salt free fajita seasoning.
I have seen other recipes add sugar, but personally I don’t feel it needs it. However, do have a play around with that if you fancy 🙂
Obviously this spice mix is perfect for homemade fajitas, but…
What to use Fajita Seasoning for beside fajitas?
Surprisingly I actually developed this fajita spice mix when creating chicken quesadillas. So, besides quesadillas and fajitas, here’s what else this spice mix could be used for:
- Potato Wedges
- Roasted Veg
The possibilities are truly endless my fellow Mexican food fiends!
Hey, why not check out my homemade taco seasoning?
Can I use a fajita spice mix for a marinade?
Absolutely! This spice mix works perfectly for a fajita marinade, or any Mexican meat marinade for that matter. Just drizzle in some extra virgin olive oil and a good squeeze of lime juice and leave the meat to marinate.
So at your next Tex Mex feast keep in mind this easy homemade fajita seasoning mix. Perfect for quesadillas, chips and marinades, this truly is the best fajita seasoning mix!
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Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe
Homemade Fajita Seasoning
Ingredients (check list):
- 2 tsp Paprika (I used smoked)
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (or more to preference)
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- Combine all the spices and in a jar until needed.
- To use as a fajita marinade, stir in the juice of 1 lime and 3 tbsp of olive oil. Combine with meat and marinade for at least 30mins.
Quick 1 min demo!
Why not add some Homemade Fresh Salsa to your Fajita party!?