Get that south-of-the-border flavor with this homemade recipe for Fajita Seasoning!

Transform your favorite low-carb recipes into flavorful dishes with just a few shakes of this fajita seasoning mix made with spices from the pantry! This homemade recipe is quicker than running to the store to buy some. Make a batch and have it always ready to add to all kinds of dishes, like steak or chicken.

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

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The Best Fajita Seasoning Mix!

  • This mix is the best for adding to dips, sauces, dressing, marinade, or as a rub for meat.
  • This multi-purpose mix is so quick to make!
  • Unlike store-bought taco seasoning, fajita seasoning has a dash of smoked paprika for a depth of flavor that complements everything from eggs to veggies, chicken to steak, and everything in between!
  • Homemade seasonings are less expensive to make, use less packaging, are free of strange ingredients, and allow you to control the proportions.

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Simple Ingredients

SPICY: Chili powder and cayenne pepper bring the heat to fajita seasoning.

SAVORY: A good seasoning mix has a ‘base’ of flavors. Cumin, paprika, onion, garlic powder, and smoked paprika amounts can be adjusted to taste. Ground mustard, oregano, basil, and thyme are all great for adding to the basic mix to switch up the flavors.

SWEET: A pinch of sugar balances out the fajita mix but a sugar alternative like Swerve can be used for a sugar-free blend.

How To Make Fajita Seasoning

Pantry ingredients like chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, onion, and garlic powder are all it takes to make this uber-easy seasoning mix!

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together.

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Where to use Fajita Seasoning

Fajita seasoning generally pairs well with most southern or Mexican dishes. However, there are many other dishes that this could perk up! Add some of this seasoning to these juicy fajita grilled turkey burgers, healthy taco lettuce wraps, smooth garlic butter chicken bites, a scrumptious cheesy taco skillet, low carb zucchini fries, or a cheesy chorizo frittata.

Storage Solutions for Seasonings

For best results, store homemade fajita seasoning in an airtight container in a cool, dry space like the pantry. Label the date on it and replace it after 6 months. Or, double or triple the batch and freeze in a zippered bag for up to 1 year and use as needed.

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Make this easy and delicious homemade fajita seasoning mix and use it on chicken, steak & tacos.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 tablespoons
Author Holly



  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix until combined.
  • Store in an air-tight container.


  • Store fajita seasoning in a cool, dry location in an airtight container. 
  • Replace seasoning after 6 months for the freshest flavor.
  • Freeze seasoning for up to 1 year and use as needed. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 898IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dressings, Dips or Sauces
Cuisine American, Mexican

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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