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How to Make Homemade Fajita Seasoning

If you're a fan of Mexican cuisine, you've likely savored the bold and flavorful taste of fajitas. While it's convenient to grab a pre-packaged fajita seasoning mix from the store, there's something special about creating your own blend at home. Not only does it allow you to tailor the flavors to your liking, but it also lets you skip the unnecessary additives and preservatives. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the simple process of making homemade fajita seasoning that will elevate your dishes to new heights.

Fajita Seasoning


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional for added depth)

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste for spice)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional for marinade)


  1. Gather Your Ingredients: Assemble all the spices and herbs needed for your homemade fajita seasoning. Quality ingredients will make a significant difference in the final flavor, so use the freshest spices you can find.

  2. Mixing the Spices: In a bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, smoked paprika (if using), cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Use a whisk or a fork to ensure an even distribution of the spices.

  3. Adjusting the Heat: Taste your seasoning blend and adjust the level of heat by adding more cayenne pepper if desired. Remember, you can always start with a smaller amount and add more later if needed.

  4. Storing Your Fajita Seasoning: Transfer your homemade fajita seasoning to an airtight container. Store it in a cool, dark place to preserve its freshness. Properly stored, it can last for several months.

  5. Get Creative: Don't limit yourself to traditional fajitas. Experiment with the seasoning on different proteins or use it as a flavor enhancer in soups, stews, or even roasted vegetables.

Creating your own homemade fajita seasoning is not only easy but also allows you to take control of the flavors in your favorite Mexican dishes. With this simple recipe, you can add a burst of authentic taste to your meals while avoiding unnecessary additives. So, the next time you're in the mood for fajitas, skip the store-bought mix and savor the satisfaction of a homemade blend that's as unique as your culinary preferences.


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