Fajita seasoning is a blend of spices and herbs used to flavor fajitas, a popular Tex-Mex dish consisting of grilled or sautéed strips of marinated meat (usually beef, chicken, or shrimp) and vegetables, typically served in tortillas. Fajita seasoning is key to imparting the characteristic flavors of fajitas.

Fajita Seasoning

Recipe by caion


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The exact ingredients in fajita seasoning can vary, but it typically includes a combination of the following spices and seasonings:


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)


  • In a small bowl, combine all the spices and herbs: chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, black pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.
  • Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Taste the seasoning blend and adjust the quantities of spices if desired. If you prefer more heat, add extra red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper. If you like it milder, reduce the amount of these spices.
  • Once you’re satisfied with the flavor, transfer the fajita seasoning to an airtight container or a spice jar.
  • Store the fajita seasoning in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. It will remain flavorful for several months.

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