Homemade Fajita Seasoning features a bold blend of spices that you may already have in your kitchen now! Store-bought seasoning blends just can’t compare to this mouthwatering mix of brown sugar, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, and more.
- Why We Love This Fajita Seasoning Recipe
- Turning Fajita Seasoning into a Marinade
- How to Store
- Serving Suggestions
- More Homemade Seasoning Recipes To Try
- 5-Star Review
- Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe
- Email This Recipe
- Becky’s tips
- Nutrition Information
- How to Make Fajita Seasoning Step by Step
Why We Love This Fajita Seasoning Recipe
Fajita seasoning is a delicious blend of dried herbs and spices made from pantry staples you probably already have on hand. There’s no need to make an extra trip to the store when you can make this seasoning blend at home!
Turning Fajita Seasoning into a Marinade
When you are ready to use your fajita seasoning, whisk together 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning with 3 tablespoons of canola oil, 1 tablespoon of low-sodium soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice until well incorporated. You can marinate shrimp, chicken, or steak with this mix!
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How to Store
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!
Use homemade fajita seasoning to add flavor to your steak, chicken, or shrimp.
Fajita seasoning has a more subtle flavor compared to taco seasoning. Taco seasoning generally contains chili powder. That’s not to say you can’t use this spice blend for your tacos, though!
While there are some crushed red pepper flakes in this recipe, it’s definitely not what I’d consider a spicy seasoning blend. You can always add more or less red pepper flakes to adjust the heat.
More Homemade Seasoning Recipes To Try
- Italian Seasoning Recipe
- Creole Seasoning
- Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
- Homemade Herbs de Provence Recipe
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- Blackened Seasoning Mix
“This is a great recipe! My husband said he wanted us to use this all the time now instead of store bought!” – Karen B.
How to Make Fajita Seasoning Step by Step
Mix the Spices: Stir 3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon of dried thyme, ¼ teaspoon of dried rosemary together. Store in an airtight container.