Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe

DIY Fajita Seasoning

Growing up, we didn’t eat out often (like never) so it was always a really special treat to go to any restaurant. When we did go somewhere to eat, we often chose Mexican food because our whole family enjoyed it and because it was pretty much the only non-chain decent restaurant in our small town.

I almost always ordered the kids tacos until one day when I was in high school and I decided to branch out and order the fajita salad (I think I was trying to be healthy). The salad I ordered may not have been healthy, but it was delicious and I loved the flavors of cumin, chili powder, onions and peppers in the fajitas.

Now as a grown up, non-kids-meal-tacos eating, amateur food blogger, I’ve graduated to grown up (real food) versions of my favorite foods of yesteryear. We still don’t eat out that often, but now I”m the mom insisting we cook at home. My kids have already learned to love the taste of foods like fajitas and they skipped the kids meal phase all together.

This healthy fajita seasoning spice blend is great on my fajita slow cooker chicken, or fajita chicken salad or steak fajita salad recipes. It also works as a taco seasoning if needed and can spice up an omelet.

I buy all my herbs for this recipe in bulk (from here). You can check out my other homemade spice blends here.

DIY Fajita Seasoning

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe

This real-food fajita seasoning is great on salads, fajitas and slow cooker meals.


  • 1/4 cup Chili Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin Powder


  1. Mix well in bowl or jar and store in airtight container until use. Use about 1 teaspoon per chicken breast or steak when making fajitas. I use for making Fajitas and Fajita Salads.

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This DIY fajita seasoning recipe is great on fajita salad, slow cooker fajita meat or even stir frys and omelets. Real food ingredients and no MSG.

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  1. Iam type 1 diabetic and I am looking for way to improve my lifestyle

  2. Yum!! Made this tonight, it is perfect 🙂

  3. This was perfect, thank you

  4. This is now my favorite fajita seasoning! I have been trying to eat healthier including whole foods without all the additives the manufacturers put in. I did a quick search online to make my own, but they still called for things that I didn’t feel needed to be in there like chicken bouillon which contains msg. Then I came across yours which was very simple and natural.?
    I make my fajitas as follows:
    I chop my chicken, peppers, and onions just so it’s easier for my kids to eat (and they can’t pick them out as easily?). First I cook the chicken in a little oil (I use olive) then set aside. Next I cook the onions and peppers together with a little oil just a few minutes till they become tender. Then throw the chicken (or steak) back in the pan and coat with seasoning (I used 3 teaspoons for about 1lb of chicken). I also add a little brown sugar or honey (1Tbls) to sweeten it up a bit and the juice from half a lime or to taste, add water and cook and stir for about 5 minutes cooking the water out.
    Put in a tortilla with cheese, tomatoes, avacado, lettuce, and sour cream all optional of course.
    They really turned out great! Really truly the easiest, healthiest fajitas I have ever made and this wasn’t my first rodeo. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I wanted to make fajitas with veggies only. I wanted a fajita seasoning recipe that was simple yet had all the flavor I wanted. Found this recipe through a search engine. So I roasted onion, red bell pepper and mushrooms with minimal oil and about half way through, I liberally sprinkled your seasoning all over them. I also added a little water (maybe 1/8 cup), which developed into a yummy sauce. It was a COMPLETE success! We loved it! Thank you much for posting this. Sometimes it’s hard to find familiar, yet vegan, meals. (I have to admit, we omitted the cayenne powder because we have “mild” taste buds.)

  6. We made these the other night and added a few mushrooms and a bit of diced pineapple. The added pineapple gave it a hint of sweetness that was a nice contrast to the spice. Yumm!

  7. Just tried your recipe tonight. Excellent! I like the fact that there are only simple, healthy ingredients! I will be looking for more of your recipes to try!