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Small glass jar on its side with fajita seasoning spilling out across a white background.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe

  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 tablespoons 1x
  • Category: Seasoning
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex, Mexican


Learn how easy it is to make homemade fajita seasoning.  With just a few basic spices, you can whip up this flavorful seasoning blend in minutes.  Use as a dry seasoning or as a marinade!



Fajita Seasoning:

To make marinade (spice paste):

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


Fajita Seasoning:

  1. Combine Ingredients:  Add all of the fajita seasoning ingredients to a small bowl or jar and mix together until combined.
  2. Store:  Use immediately or store in a sealed jar for up to 1 year.

Marinade / Spice Paste:

  1. Turn it into a marinade:  Simply add the oil, lime juice and minced garlic cloves to the fajita seasoning ingredients and stir together to form a paste which can be used as a delicious marinade.


  • How much to use?  This recipe makes 2 tablespoons of fajita seasoning which is enough for 1 pound of meat or veggies (approx. 3-4 chicken breasts for example).  If you make a larger batch to keep on hand, just remember the general guideline of 2 tbsp per pound of meat or veggies.
  • Chili Powder Note:  The chili powder in this recipe refers to the American style chili powder which is a blend of spices and not very hot.  It is NOT 100% ground up chilis!  Make sure to use the right type or your mouth will be on fire!
  • Make a larger batch:  Keep this seasoning on hand and ready to use by making a larger batch and storing in a jar.  I like to use these 4-oz jars and 8-oz jars for my spices.  Using chalk labels and a chalk marker are a great way to label them.

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