This homemade fajita seasoning is quick and easy to prepare and will make your fajitas sing! A delicious blend of fresh herbs and spices, this authentic mix is so much better than store bought!
When it comes to spice mixes, I always make my own. It’s more economic and they last longer than the pre-made blends. This fajita seasoning will make your taste buds tingle!
When I want Fajitas, I want them fast! It’s so important to keep this homemade fajita seasoning on hand so that anytime that craving hits, you don’t have to run to the store! Genius!
How To Make Homemade Fajita Seasoning
It’s so easy to make this seasoning – just measure out all of the ingredients and give it a good mix. You can keep seasoning in an airtight container or jar and store in a dark, cool place like a kitchen cupboard or pantry.
How To Use Homemade Fajita Seasoning
What is fajita seasoning?
Fajita seasoning is a blend of dried herbs and spices, that will give your meat that authentic Mexican flavor:
- Herbs: oregano, thyme, rosemary
- Spices: cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, nutmeg
- Other: dark brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder
Recipes to make with Fajita Seasoning:
We have so many recipes that use this homemade fajita seasoning that it was hard to choose! Here are a few favorites.
- Queso Smothered Chicken Fajitas
- Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
- Grilled Steak Fajitas
- Steak Fajita Nachos
- Healthy Baked Chicken Fajitas
How long does this homemade spice mix keep?
I tend to find that store bought spice blends tend to go stale and lose their flavor and aroma pretty quickly, but no such worries with this homemade fajita seasoning! Make sure the spices and herbs you are using have a good shelf life and store the mix in a cupboard in an air tight container and it will be good for up to 4 months.
To check if your spice mix is still good to use, grab a little between your fingers and rub. If it has a strong aroma you are good to go!
What’s The Difference Between Taco and Fajita Seasoning
Fajita seasoning is has a more subtle flavor compared to taco seasoning and taco seasoning generally contains chili powder. That’s not to say you can’t use this spice blend for your tacos though!
Top Tips To Make Homemade Fajita Seasoning
- Check that your herbs and spices aren’t stale before mixing them.
- Correctly stored the mix will last up to four months – in an airtight container in a cool, dark and dry environment.
- Mix with oil, soy sauce and lime juice to create a marinade for you fajita meat.
More Homemade Herb and Spice Blends!
- Italian Seasoning Recipe
- Creole Seasoning
- Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
- Homemade Herbs de Provence Recipe
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- Blackened Seasoning Mix
- Homemade Chili Seasoning
- Homemade Ranch Seasoning
Great recipe, better then store bought and economical to make yourself.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Debbie!
This is a great recipe! My husband said he wanted us to use this all the time now instead of store bought!
I’m so happy to hear that, Karen! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Why is dried oregano listed twice? Once for one teaspoon and a second time for half a teaspoon. Is one supposed to be another spice?
Hi Becky. I am making this now and I realized that dried oregano is listed twice- 1 tsp and then a few ingredients down as 1/2 teaspoon? Is this a misprint? How much should I add? Thanks for info !
Becky, I noticed that there are two listings for oregano, is this correct?
You list Oregano twice (1 tsp and 1/2 tsp) is this correct or should on be a different spice?
This seasoning was delicious. Homemade is so much better than store bought because you can control what’s in it! Can’t wait to use it again!
Thanks, April! Great to hear you love it!
Sounds perfect!! I think I have everything on hand, so I will have to make it! Love this seasoning on so many things!
Homemade is always the best, especially when store bought seasonings have so much junk in them. I and making this soon, thank you!
Thanks, Lauren! Enjoy :)
I love this. I prefer to make my own spice mixes.