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This fajita seasoning is the perfect homemade blend to spice up any dish to serve on a fajita. The combination of spices are out of this world AMAZING!

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Seasonings in one bowl.

Fajita Seasoning

This is it! This is the seasoning that will enhance, elevate and take your fajitas to the next level. Homemade Fajita seasoning is just what I love when adding a little spice with amazing flavors to any dish. It is flavorful and full of deliciousness in every bite. I knew this was just the seasoning that I needed to make for all my dishes that spark fajita in the recipe and then some. This homemade seasoning can go on just about any dish that is Mexican style or add a hint of seasoning on a salad. The options are endless with this seasoning.

Homemade seasoning is simple and blends together quickly. Simply add in all the ingredients to one bowl and watch the colors turn to an earthy, colorful hue that smell delicious. It is a simple recipe that comes together in less than 5 minutes but adds SO much flavor and color all your fajita recipes. It is one of the best seasons that you will be using time and time again with each recipe. This is a quick and simple homemade seasoning recipe that will take fajitas to the next level!

Fajita Seasoning Ingredients:

All together these spices make the perfect combination and just what a fajita is needing to spice up, sweeten up and enhance every bite. I can’t get enough of how easy it is to mix together and keep on hand for months to come when using. Just double the recipe and add a tablespoon here and there when needed. It is one of the best, most flavorful seasonings out there.

  • Chili Powder: A pop of spice is always good when enjoying a fajita.
  • Paprika: Red is the color and it is flavorful with a hint of sweetness mixed with some heat.
  • Cumin: Earthy flavoring that blends well with paprika.
  • Garlic Powder: You can never have enough garlic.
  • Onion Powder: Bring in some onion flavoring to enhance this flavoring.
  • Dried Oregano: Texture is key with oregano and fun to add in this homemade seasoning.
  • Salt: Just a pinch to balance it out.
  • Sugar: Add a little sweetness to the seasoning.
  • Cayenne Pepper: A little more spice to help add to the seasoning.

How to Make Fajita Seasoning:

  1. Combine all ingredients together: In a small together combine the ingredients.  Use as needed, about 2 Tablespoons per recipe.

All the seasonings placed in separate bowls.

How Long Does Fajita Seasoning Last?

This is SO great! Fajita seasoning will last up to 6 months stored in a dry place. Keep your homemade seasoning in a cool, dry place and in an air tight container. Be set for life with this seasoning recipe. Add to every fajita recipe and get ready for a party in your mouth!

How to Store Seasoning:

I always store in a cool dry area in the pantry or a shelf in the kitchen that does not get too warm. This will help keep it fresh longer. A jar or OXO container can help to store it. Even double or triple this homemade seasoning to keep on hand and always ready when making fajitas.

What to Serve Fajita Seasoning on:

Fajita seasoning in a jar mixed together.

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Fajita Seasoning

4.89 from 18 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
This fajita seasoning is the perfect homemade blend to spice up any type of meat to serve in a fajita. The combination of spices are out of this world AMAZING!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Tablespoons


  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a small together combine the ingredients. Use as needed, about 2 Tablespoons per recipe.



Calories: 26kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1198mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1190IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Mexican
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  1. 5 stars
    This is by far the best fajita seasoning I have ever tasted. I will no longer purchase it in a package. The only change I made was cut back on the amount of salt to half and used monk fruit sweetener in place of the sugar. My husband even loved it. I made this with steak, next time will be chicken. YUM 🤤
    Next time I will try the full amount of salt because I think I cut it back a little too much, either way this was so flavorful and delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    Love this seasoning recipe. Used it for my family and everyone loved it! So easy to make and great flavor.

  3. I have not used your recipe for Fajitas yet, but have bought all the spices, can’t wait to try it Love Fajitas..

  4. 5 stars
    I have used this twice now once to make fajitas and once to make some carne sade burritos with my Spanish rice. It was a hit! Thank you for the delicious fajita seasoning mix, hands down the best. I have added it to my recipe box! 😋

  5. 5 stars
    Lovely seasoning mix. I made tonight and hubby loved it. I omitted the sugar and cut salt in half. Just as good. And, no msg as in many of the prepackaged season mixes. Thank you!

  6. 4 stars
    I made this recipe but made it just as good and more healthy. Many people should NOT have much salt or sugar in their diet. I omitted the sugar and Salt. Tastes just as good (!I made both to check).
    It cuts the sodium and fat, though it was not much to begin with, really no need to add fat or sodium. I used it on Veggies Fajitas, meatless, and served in fresh homemade corn tortillas, it was outstanding.
    I know most people have way to much sugar, salt and yes, meat in their diets and eventually find themselves with heart and artery problems. This is a great way to enjoy fajitas without worrying.

  7. 5 stars
    I absolutely loved your seasoning mix! So much better than the packaged mixes! My husband raved how good my fajitas tasted! Will always go by your recipe!

  8. Hi,
    Thanks for your recipe.

    What’s the difference between chili powder and cayenne?

    1. 5 stars
      Cayenne is just ground, dried cayenne peppers. Chili powder is mixture of spices. Be sure to read the label to know what is in your chili powder. Or make your own, even better.