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!
- 2 teaspoons chili powder blend
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt (I like to use Himalayan salt or sea salt)
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
To make marinade (spice paste):
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Combine Ingredients: Add all of the fajita seasoning ingredients to a small bowl or jar and mix together until combined.
- Store: Use immediately or store in a sealed jar for up to 1 year.
Marinade / Spice Paste:
- 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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