DIY fajita seasoning is a staple in our house. We’ve been dusting it on stove top popcorn, adding to chicken/steak/veg/seafood before grilling or baking, mixing it in sour cream for dips, and blending with oil and vinegar for dressings and marinades.⠀
Making your own is important for three reasons:
- You have complete control over the flavor because you’re mixing the ingredients yourself, by hand. If you have any type of dietary restriction, it’s extremely important to know exactly what’s in your food. Want more heat? Add more chipotle. Need more smoky flavor? Add more smoked paprika. Want it to taste like taco seasoning? Include the cumin. Need less salt, eliminate or reduce it, and replace it with lots of fresh lime zest. Can’t have nightshades? Remove the chipotle and paprika, and replace it with a dark, roast instant coffee or espresso. Easy.
- There won’t be any additives. Most premixed packets, shakers, or kits contain a good handful of ingredients that simply do not need to be there. These are added as cheap fillers, shelf stabilizers, or to prevent caking, like natural flavors, maltodextrin, modified corn starch, and silicon dioxide.
- It saves money. Single-use packets and multi-use shakers are expensive. It’s more cost effective to keep a variety of herbs and spices on hand, so you can create your own spice blends any time you’d like.
Gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free homemade fajita seasoning.
- 3 tbsp onion powder⠀
- 2 tbsp garlic powder⠀
- 1 tbsp dried oregano⠀
- 2 tbsp smoked paprika⠀
- 1 tsp ground chipotle or chili powder⠀
- 1 tsp sea salt⠀
- 1 tbsp ground cumin (optional)
- In a small bowl stir together onion, garlic, oregano, smoked paprika, chipotle, salt, and cumin until well combined.⠀
- Use immediately or store up to 2 months in an air-tight container.⠀
Keywords: Fajita Seasoning, Mexican Food, Tex Mex