Skip to Content

Fajita seasoning

Affiliate links in this post will be clearly marked with a *. Clicking one of these links means I earn a discount or receive payment.

I love to make my own seasoning mixes. I think they are a great way to pack your dishes full of flavour, and anything that helps me avoid running to the supermarket when I have a craving for something is always a winner for me! This fajita seasoning takes just seconds to prepare and is absolutely packed full of flavour.

In just minutes you can begin to cook your own fajitas, using this DIY fajita blend, and it is SO simple you won’t believe it!

I love this homemade fajita seasoning recipe, the flavours are fantastic to use for air fryer chicken fajitas, chicken fajita pasta and anything else I fancy!

Personally I feel like just about any food is improved by adding seasoning blends, or homemade sauces, and this one is packed full of flavour while being incredibly easy to make. This would go great with tonic water tempura baby corn if you’re looking for something a little different.

A dry rub fajita seasoning blend of herbs and spices in a white square dish with a brushed aluminium spoon

Ingredients for fajita seasoning / fajita spice blend

1 tablespoon of smoked paprika

1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, ground coriander and oregano

1/2 teaspoon of salt and onion powder

Making your own spice blends, using herbs and spices from your stockpile, is a fantastic way to save a little money and get an extra fresh dinner on the go.

Making spice blends is very straight forward and the options are almost limitless just from keeping a stockpile of 20 or so different herbs and spices.

Dry rubs are simple to use, and you can add a splash of olive oil, or even some natural yoghurt, to make a wonderful marinade that will really boost the flavour of your favourite dishes.

Cajun seasoning / cajun dry rub in a white bowl with a metal spoon

Method for fajita seasoning:

Measure out the ingredients.

Mix together and place in a jar, or sealed storage pot. Shake very well and then that is your fajita seasoning ready to use!

Slow cooker chicken tikka masala, slow cooker whole chicken, chicken pie and slow cooker chicken & prawn paella recipes

Is this fajita seasoning gluten free?

You’re going to want to check your individual herbs and spices here, but usually these are gluten free, and thus this is a simple seasoning recipe to make gluten free.

When buying ready made/pre-made seasonings these often contain caking agents, which can have gluten in, so be sure to check your ingredients thoroughly, like you would with all items you’re going to consume.

Do you need a pestle & mortar to make fajita seasoning?

No! As long as you’re using dried ingredients, rather than fresh, you can just mix together in a bowl, or shake up in an enclosed storage pot.

If you’re wanting to use fresh herbs, and oil, then you’re going to want to use a pestle and mortar ideally to grind everything up and make a super fine dressing.

Delicious bacon mac and cheese - a rich, indulgent recipe that is cheap to make and tastes fantastic. #bacon #cheese #macandcheese #pastarecipes #macaronicheese

What to use this fajita seasoning for? 

You’ll find a variety of uses for fajita seasoning. Some of my favourite recipes to use fajita seasoning with are air fryer potato wedges, air fryer chicken fajitas, chicken fajita pasta, on the top of steak, to spice up ground beef, in a bacon mac and cheese pasta bake, on the top of air fryer frozen salmon, to season popcorn, prawns or even to make fajita triangles.

How much fajita seasoning should you use on chicken? 

When making this dry mix I will use it on approximately 640g of chicken breasts or mini fillets. This is a sufficient amount to serve 4 people, which is ideal if you want to make a nice pasta dish with leftovers from 2 eating, or just feed a hungry crowd.

With everything else it is just a case of exercising some common sense! A little fine sprinkling may be enough to pack any dish with some extra flavour. If you’re a fan of spicy food then you’ll want to really add a couple of teaspoons of this!

Can you buy fajita seasoning in the UK?

If you don’t want to make your own fajita seasoning then you can buy it ready made in multiple supermarkets. I love the blend from Tesco. I do find that sometimes this solidifies a little in the pot, and has to be given a bit of a bang, so I prefer to just make it fresh and use it on the same day where possible!

Bacon, sausage and egg wrap

How to make fajita seasoning:

Fajita seasoning

A simple fajita seasoning dry rub blend

Course Sauce
Cuisine Barbecue
Keyword dry rub, seasoning
Servings 2 servings
Calories 45 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chilli
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt

Instructions

  1. Measure out the ingredients.
  2. Mix together and place in a jar, or sealed storage pot. Shake very well and then that is your fajita seasoning ready to use!

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

Why not check out some of my other delicious recipes while you’re here?

If you enjoyed this post I’d love it if you could pin it on Pinterest!

A dry rub fajita seasoning blend of herbs and spices in a white square dish with a brushed aluminium spoon

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.