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Fajita Seasoning

An easy homemade fajita seasoning using simple herbs and spices.

Spices laid in a bowl to make a Fajita Seasoning

FAJITA FRIDAY


Yeah, so I made that up, but there is such a thing as Taco Tuesday so why not Fajita Fridays?

Fajitas are such a fun thing to eat. The fillings all laid out in bowls or platters, so you can help yourself and pile them high.

How much you fill them depends on how brave you are and perhaps how much of a mess you are likely to get into.

FAJITA SEASONING


Fajita seasoning is argubaly the most important part of the fajita.

Without that kick and warmth from the seasoning, they just wouldn't be something special to be savoured.

You can of course buy sachets of seasoning in a supermarket, but you could also make your own.


HOMEMADE FAJITA SEASONING


Homemade fajita seasoning is easy to make and once it's made you can keep it in a jar or tub until you need it again.

It's a mixture of spices, dried herbs and salt.


Fajita Seasoning in a small white bowl next to a small gold spoon


WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE FAJITA SEASONING

Scroll down for a full printable recipe and tips on using fajita seasoning.

paprika, salt, onion granules, garlic & salt in a bowl
  • paprika
  • salt
  • onion granules
  • garlic salt
cumin, cocoa powder, dried oregano & dried basil added to the other spices in the bowl
  • cumin
  • cocoa powder
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil


Chill added to the other spices and stirred together to make a spice blend
  • chilli powder 
    • this is the ingredient you may want to think about. If you want it mild just add a little, but to have a really hot kick, add more chilli.
  • mix well
  • store in tub or jar

close up of small bowl full of Fajita Seasoning

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TACO SEASONING AND FAJITA SEASONING


To be honest, there really isn't much difference between taco seasoning and fajita seasoning. You can swap them about.

It seems to be a very slight difference. Onion and garlic is added to fajita powder, but when you make tacos, you cook your main ingredient with fresh onions and garlic.

Don't worry about it, you can use this spice mix for both.

Scroll down for more ideas on how to use this spice mix.

Close up of Fajita Seasoning

HOW TO STORE FAJITA SEASONING


You can make a batch of fajita seasoning and keep it for up to 6 months.

If you will be using it within a few weeks, just keep it in a small tub, but if you are keeping it for longer it is best kept in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid.

Make sure the tub or jar are completely dry before adding the spice mix.

Once you have made it, to keep it in best condition store it in a dark, cool cupboard, away from heat.

This recipe makes a small batch of spice, enough for one or two families meals, but you can scale the recipe up and make a bigger batch.




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Fajita Seasoning - an easy spice blend for seasoning fajitas and tacos

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Vegetable fajita surrounded by bowls of salsa, guacamole, grated cheese and cherry tomatoes

10 IDEAS FOR USING FAJITA SEASONING


Fajita seasoning doesn't just have to be used on fajitas, it's a great spice blend to use in other dishes to perk up the flavour.

  1. Mixed into vegetables or tofu before cooking, to add to fajitas
  2. Mixed into soya mince to add to tacos
  3. Sprinkled over quesadilla fillings
  4. Sprinkled on corn on the cob
  5. Added to salsa to give it a kick
  6. Added to pasta sauce for more flavour
  7. Added to pizza sauce when you are making homemade pizza
  8. Sprinkled on vegetables before roasting them
  9. Added to homemade spicy bean burgers mixture
  10. Add it to coleslaw for a kick

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Fajita Seasoning

Fajita Seasoning

An easy small batch of homemade fajita seasoning using simple herbs and spices.
Prep time: 2 MCook time: Total time: 2 M

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • 1 tsp garlic salt (or powder)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp chilli (you can add more or less)

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Decant into a tub or glass jar until you need it.
  3. Keep in a cool, dark cupboard.
  4. Sprinkle on your fajita filling before cooking.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes:

You can make a batch of fajita seasoning and keep it for up to 6 months.
If you will be using it within a few weeks, just keep it in a small tub, but if you are keeping it for longer it is best kept in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
Make sure the tub or jar are completely dry before adding the spice mix.
Once you have made it, to keep it in best condition store it in a dark, cool cupboard, away from heat.
Calories
7.76
Fat (grams)
0.31
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.05
Carbs (grams)
1.29
Fiber (grams)
0.58
Net carbs
0.70
Sugar (grams)
0.19
Protein (grams)
0.40
Sodium (milligrams)
656.66
Cholesterol (grams)
0.18
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17 comments

  1. Homemade is always the best. I will soon try this seasoning. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Yes and you know exactly what is in it. I hope yuu like it.

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  2. Oh Jacqueline! This looks amazing, I'm a huge fan of homemade seasoning so cannot wait to add this one to my collection.

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    1. Thanks Charl, it is a handy one to have and quick to mix together. I hope you try it.

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  3. Wow, Homemade Seasoning Blends are always the best! Thank you for sharing the difference between fajita and taco seasoning.

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    1. It's true there isn't much difference at all. So you could use this one for both Tacos and Fajitas.

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  4. We always have a big batch of homemade seasoning on hand. It has so many uses.

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    1. It's really good to make and pop in a jar, so you have it on hand, isn't it?

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  5. I love homemade seasoning!! This is so easy! Thank you!

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    1. It is super easy and brings so much flavour to dishes. You can add it to so many meals to perk them up.

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  6. I usually buy the packet mix, but I am going to save this recipe in case I don't have a packet. I have everything on my spice rack apart from the garlic salt and I could always use fresh garlic. Hope you and your family are well. Jill

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    1. If you make tacos or fajitas regularly, it is a good idea to make up batch and keep it in a jar in your store cupboard, then you just need to reach for it as you need it. It will work out much cheaper too.

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  7. I am all for making fajita Friday a thing! I could be the next revolution, ha! But really it's always a good idea to have these spice blends on hand to prepare these types of recipes so much faster. I go to mix up a blend of this today and keep it in my pantry for next Friday!!

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  8. A total must for bbq season! Love homemade blends like this one!

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  9. I'll never need to buy those pre-made packets again! Btw, totally making Fajita Friday a thing in our house. Such a great idea!

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  10. Love making my own seasoning and this one was super tasty!

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  11. Homemade seasoning blends are so much better than store-bought! I assembled this fajita seasoning last night. It's flavorful and delicious.

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