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homemade fajita seasoning in a jar

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe

Course: Spice
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 tablespoons
Calories: 17kcal
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!
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  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary


  • Stir all the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. If wanting to make fajitas, see the next steps.
  • Whisk together 1 tablespoon Fajita Seasoning with 3 tablespoons canola oil, 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce and 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice until well incorporated. Spread over fajita meat: chicken, skirt steak, flank steak or shrimp and marinate (refrigerate 1-8 hours to marinate). Cook as desired.



  • Makes 3/4 cup
  • Keep seasoning in an airtight container or jar, in a moisture-free environment, up to 4 months.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg