Fajita Seasoning Recipe - A Tasty Blend of
Spices & Herbs For Your Tex-Mex Recipes

If you are a fajita maker, then a homemade fajita seasoning recipe is what you need! It's really quick and easy to put one together yourself and will add far more flavours to your Tex-Mex cooking than those little jars of mysterious spices you usually buy from the store. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)

3 tbsp paprika powder
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp peppercorns
1 tbsp dried thyme
4 tsp cayenne pepper 
2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt (see note 2 below)

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Grind the salt, peppercorns and cumin seeds
  • Once ground add to a bowl
  • Now add the cayenne pepper, paprika, mustard, onion and garlic powders to the bowl and combine
  • Finally, crumble in the dried oregano and thyme. Combine again

Store your fajita seasoning recipe in a cool place in an airtight jar and out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Note: If you have the time, and for even more flavours and fab aromas, dry toasting the cumin, peppercorns and mustard seeds before grinding is recommended.

Read more about toasting and grinding. (Link opens in new window)

Note 2: You could use any type of salt for this recipe, however, I do recommend using a good quality salt: sea/rock etc. These are a bit less processed and therefore supposedly healthier. If however, regular table salt is all you have available it's fine to use that. OR, if you're on a low sodium diet for whatever reason, you could leave it out altogether.

Ingredient Note:
 For the best flavour when making your fajita mix, I advise using whole ingredients where you can, sometimes this is not practical. In these cases just use pre-ground powders and reduce the quantities the recipe requires by about half. So if it says 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds you would use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin
. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

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Why You Should Make Your Own Fajita Spice Mix

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Of course it's easy to pop to the store and pick up a jar of curry powder or chili powder; so why would you make your own?

  • Lots more flavour than store-bought blends that will be transferred to your dishes
  • You have control over what goes is added. Not keen on a certain ingredient? Leave it out or just use another (There are websites that go into detail about substituting ingredients)
  • Mass manufactured blends may contain too much processed salt or cheaper ingredients like chili powder and husks. Plus you don't know when they were first made. They may have been sitting on the store shelf for months and maybe, even years!
  • If you use the same store-bought brand as everyone else, you're home cooked food may end up tasting the same as everyone else's!

And, what I think is the most important point to making your own...

No extra "ingredients" in your blends and seasonings. Which means no artificial colours, additives or preservatives. And If you're able to get hold of organic herbs and spices your fajita seasoning recipe will be free of pesticides and GMO's!

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