We love fajitas. They’re so easy to make with minimal preparation and cooking time. This classic Mexican dish is the perfect meal to make after a hard day at the office. When you arrive home, prep the meat and veggies in minutes, with total cooking time under 10-minutes for the entire meal. Less than half an hour after walking in the door, you’ll be sitting down to dinner.
Fajitas are great with chicken or beef. The rich textures of the meat and veggies mingle in your mouth in a flavor explosion that tastes divine. What’s the secret to making the best fajitas? – It’s in the seasoning.
Avoid using store-bought seasonings for your fajitas; they come loaded with sodium, preservatives, and stabilizers. Upon reviewing the ingredients labels of popular seasoning brands, we discovered one of them even contains “ethoxyquin,” a dangerous chemical with links to the development of cancer in humans.
It’s quick and easy to make fajita spice at home. Here are 12 interesting Fajitas seasoning mixes.
1. Traditional Fajita Seasoning Mix
Fajitas are a Mexican-inspired dish that always tastes better with a little spice. Our first recipe is a classic that suits both chicken and beef fajitas. Visit your local spice merchant and have them blend this spice mix for you.
If you don’t have a spice dealer nearby, you can buy the ingredients at the grocery store and mix them yourself.
1-½-teaspoons ground cumin.
1-teaspoon crushed Himalayan pink salt.
1-teaspoon ground black pepper.
½-teaspoon smoked paprika.
¼-teaspoon garlic powder.
¼-teaspoon onion powder.
¼-teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.
When mixing the spices, it’s best to wear a mask covering your nose and mouth. Breathing in spices can cause allergic reactions or bouts of sneezing as the spices enter the airways.
Mix your spices and store them in an airtight container in the back of your fridge. While spices are dry, they lose their flavor over time, and storing them in the fridge helps them retain their properties.