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Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix {Paleo, Whole30 Compliant}

This homemade fajita seasoning mix recipe is perfect for marinading chicken or steak, making a dip, or seasoning veggies.  It is also paleo and whole30 compliant AND so good you are sure to be hooked in no time!

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After a week of Whole30 I decided that the best part of the food challenge, hands down, was giving me a reason to make my own spices.  I cook with a lot of spices and making my own go-to blends is always on the to-do list, but somehow never makes it quite to the top.  Before I started Whole30 though, {read why I decided to do it, and it is probably not what you think,} I knew that I was going to have to put together a much of my own seasonings because the premade blends I usually use had many off limits items gracing the ingredient list.

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First up on the list was fajita seasoning.  I was born and raised in Texas so we never go too long in our house without bring in those bold flavors of the south.  I did some reverse engineering, along with a little trial and error and the results blew me away.  I might never use store bought again.

The seasoning mix is a combination of several bold flavored spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and paprika.  And when they are combined it is pure perfection.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix recipe- Paleo, gluten free, whole30 compliant and most importantly, seriously delicious.

The recipe is easy, just measure everything out into a bowl and stir it all together to make sure it is evenly combined throughout.  I like to store mine in a mason jar because it is pretty and I can just leave it out on the counter to season anything and everything, but you can use any old air tight container you have laying around.

You will use about 2 tablespoons of this mix in place of one package of store bought fajita seasoning or about 1 tablespoon to 1 pound of meat.

Don’t let your imagination stop there though.  You can use this seasoning in many awesome ways:

  • Mix with olive oil and use as a marinade for meat.
  • Mix with mayo for a Paleo or Whole30 approved dip. {Homemade mayo}
  • Use to season veggies you are grilling or sautéing.
  • Use in ground meat to give great flavor.

I also have plenty more recipes coming your way where I use this fajita seasoning mix, and 3 more must-have homemade seasoning recipes so make sure you follow me on Pinterest or Facebook to hear when they are released!

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix recipe- Paleo, gluten free, whole30 compliant and most importantly, seriously delicious.

Fajita Seasoning Mix {Paleo, Whole30 Compliant}
Serves: ½ pint
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tsp parsley
  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a mason jar or other air tight container
Two Tablespoons = One store bought package

Don’t forget to grab the recipe for Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix  here! It is also Paleo and Whole30 approved.

Whole30 Ranch mix recipe - gluten free, Paleo, dairy free and DELICIOUS! Click here to get more ideas on how to use it.


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  1. Lisa Aragona says

    Hi! I just mixed this up and am excited to try it tonight when making fajitas! Do you add water or oil to the seasoning As well? I didn’t see that on your recipe.

    • says

      You can use it as a dry rub (no oil) or add a little oil in when cooking the meat. I have done both and they both turn out great! It depends on how you are cooking it and what you want. When we grill I usually put it in a bag with the meat dry and the juices from the meat are more than enough moisture. When I cook it in a skillet I often add a little oil along with the seasoning. Hope that helps!

    • says

      Hi Beth, chili powder is a spice made from ground dried red chilis. Cayenne is a specific type of chili and is usually very hot. Chili powder can have some heat depending on your sensitivity but is not overall super spicy. You should be able to find it at any grocer or major super store that carries food! I got mine at Costco so I could make large quantities.

      • Nancie says

        Chili Powder is a blend of ground, dried red chilis (often Ancho and New Mexico) and other spices (Garlic, Cumin, Oregano, sometimes Salt, etc.).

        Chile Powder is the dried, ground version of a particular variety of chile (Ancho, New Mexico, Guajillo, Cayenne, Chimayo, etc.). Hope this is helpful. :)

  2. Amanda Sullivan says

    I did the math for 1/4th the recipe. I’ll share just in case someone else needs the math. Not taking any claim, not my recipe.
    3 teaspoons chili powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon parsley


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