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Best Homemade Fajita Seasoning

This is the Best Fajita Seasoning and it’s quick and easy to make a jar of Tex-Mex flavor! This has amazing flavor and you can customize it to suit your family’s taste buds.

I love easy recipes and a good seasoning mix, especially when I can save money and make it healthier as a DIY mix. This spice blend is amazing on pork fajitas, chicken fajitas, shrimp fajitas or steak fajitas.

fajita seasoning ingredients

Why I love making the best Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Not only will making your own seasoning take your Tex Mex recipe game to the next level, but there are more reasons to love it!

You could stroll the aisles of your local grocery store and pluck a packet of fajita seasoning off the shelves. 

But let’s be honest. We know that making your own seasoning is going to be lower in sodium, free of any fillers, and can be adjusted and tweaked to fit your family’s taste.

  • making your own seasoning lower in sodium
  • It’s free of fillers and/or preservatives
  • can be customized to fit your family’s taste
  • costs less than store bought seasoning
homemade fajita seasoning


I’d be willing to bet you have all of the basic spices in your pantry cabinet already, so let’s get mixing!

  • chili powder – adds some smokiness and heat. If you have chipotle chili powder, you can use that.
  • smoked paprika – regular paprika works too
  • onion powder and garlic powder – obviously these are flavored like, well….onion and garlic. In their powdered form they’ll stay fresh in your sealed jar.
  • cumin – ground cumin actually has a little of a bitter quality in addition to being earthy
  • cayenne pepper – you can omit this if you have an aversion to spice
  • dried oregano – has a bold and earthy flavor
  • kosher salt – the great thing about making homemade spice mix is that you can modify the amount of salt based on your preference

How to Make Fajita Seasoning

Grab a small bowl and measure all the spices into it. Use a spoon to blend everything together.

Place into a glass spice jar or airtight container, unless you’re using it right a way.

How to Use Fajita Seasoning

Homemade fajita seasoning can be used as a steak rub to top things like this Mexican chopped salad. I’ve also been known to use it when I’m out of homemade taco seasoning.

best fajita seasoning


How to marinate or season meat for fajitas

Use a tablespoon or two of olive oil chicken breasts, steaks, or even roasted vegetables. Then, toss it with 1-2 tablespoons of fajita seasoning.

Add it to sour cream to make delicious, easy dip for vegetables or tortilla chips.

How long will fajita seasoning last?

All spices have a limited shelf life. They’ll still be technically “good” after expiration but their flavor will start to diminish and they’ll taste a little “flat”.

You can make a batch of this and expect it to last in your pantry for about six months. Chances are, you’ll use it all before then, anyway. 

How to make fajita seasoning for two

You can halve the recipe to make a smaller batch.

Then, it’s time to make another quick batch!

What to serve fajita seasoning on

Pork Fajitas

Beef Fajitas

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajita Soup

Other homemade seasoning mixes:

Homemade taco seasoning

When you make this homemade fajita seasoning recipe, leave a comment or review. I’d love to hear from you!

made with love, Deanne
Yield: 6 Tablespoons

Best Fajita Seasoning

best fajita seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1½ Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Prepare the fajita seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and stirring until thoroughly blended.

    Store any excess in an airtight container or glass jar for later use. 


You can double this recipe to make a big batch of seasoning. It’s a time saver to double up, especially if you make a lot of Tex-Mex recipes.

How to use fajita seasoning: Use 1-2 Tablespoons per pound of meat for fajitas along with a tablespoon of olive oil before cooking.. Top cooked fajitas with a squeeze of lime juice.

Store in a dry place.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 538mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g


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