Skip to content

This fajita seasoning is easy to make at home with a few simple seasonings and spices! It’s the perfect way to add flavor to so many meals and last for months in the pantry.

Other ways I love to elevate taco Tuesday is with this taco seasoning!

Fajita seasoning in clear bowl.
This post may contain affiliate links. Read disclosure policy.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Homemade fajita seasoning isn’t just for steak fajitas! It’s a dry rub blend of tasty herbs and spices when combined create a mouthwatering seasoning for shrimp fajitas or pork, and chicken recipes like grilled chicken and chicken fajita bowls!

This homemade dry spice blend of bold flavors adds so much flavor to meat! It’s an ideal seasoning to use along with steak fajita marinade or try it with these easy crockpot chicken fajitas!. Tex Mex night just got a whole lot more delicious!

Fajita Seasoning Ingredients

You may find that taco seasoning and fajita seasoning are very similar! The main difference is that taco seasoning contains oregano, however, the main elements are the same.

Fajita seasoning ingredients in clear bowl.
  • Chili powder: Adds a spicy, bold taste that pairs well with Mexican dishes.
  • Ground cumin: An earthy taste that balances well with the other spices.
  • Paprika: I used regular paprika, for a smokier flavor add smoked paprika.
  • Kosher salt: I like Kosher salt when cooking, if you are using table salt start with half the amount.
  • Garlic powder: A flavorful addition to any spice blend.
  • Onion powder: Adds a savory onion taste without overpowering like an actual onion might.

Substitutions and Variations

Add as little or as much as a particular spice as you’d like. Make it spicy or mild, salty or tame. It’s up to you!
Some alternate ingredient options could be:

  • Oregano
  • Sugar
  • Turmeric
  • Cayenne
  • Chipotle powder
  • Coriander
  • Celery salt
  • Cocoa powder

Homemade vs Store-Bought Dry Rub Mixes

Oh, what’s not to love about making dry spice mixes right at home! Packages of spice mix can come with an abundance of additives and preservatives we can’t even pronounce. That, plus a whole lot of sodium. When you make it yourself, not only is it much healthier, but it’s also a way to save money. You can control the amount of spice and salt you add, which means you can season it to your liking.

Having jars at the ready means saving time. The more you think about it, the more you’ll realize there really is no benefit to buying it from the store over making it from scratch.

How to Use Fajita Seasoning Mix

Having a jar of DIY fajita seasoning alongside jars of other spice mixes is one of the smartest moves any home chef can make. It’s a way to avoid all of the added sodium and preservatives in a store-bought mix and can be used in so many recipes! Try it in:

Fajita seasoning in clear bowl.

Storing Fajita Seasoning

The beauty of making your own seasoning mixes from scratch is that they last for months! You can keep this fajita mix in a tight lid jar for up to 6 months stored in a cool dry area. Chances are you’ll have used it on many things by then. You can mix up a new batch and replace it in minutes.

More homemade spice mixes we love include steak rub, hamburger seasoning, Italian seasoning and chili seasoning!

More Homemade Seasonings

HUNGRY FOR MORE? Subscribe to my newsletter and follow on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for all the newest recipes!

fajita seasoning in clear bowl

Fajita Seasoning

5 from 5 votes
↑ Click stars to rate now!
Author: Jamielyn Nye
This fajita seasoning is easy to make at home with a few simple seasonings and spices! It's the perfect way to add flavor to so many meals and last for months in the pantry.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder


  • Mix together the chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl. 
  • Store in an airtight container. 


Note: 1 packet of fajita seasoning has about 2 Tablespoons. This recipe makes around 3 Tablespoons. 
Add a little crushed red pepper flakes if you’d like to bring up the heat. 


Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican

Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to give it a star rating below!

Let’s connect

Join our community of over 5 million!

Featured on

  • Taste of Home
  • Martha Stewart
  • Country Living
  • BuzzFeed
  • Yahoo
  • Food Network
  • Today