Fajita spice mix is a seasoning blend. It’s most often used to make fajitas, but you can use it in other recipes as well. You can find the spice mix in the ethnic section of grocery stores and make your own at home.
Fajita spice mix is made from a blend of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. You can try adding crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper for some additional heat.
You can use fajita spice mix to season beef or chicken before cooking or stir it into rice or beans. You can also add it to soups or stews; 1 tablespoon is enough to season 1 pound of meat.
I’m not sure why I never thought to make my own fajita spice mix before. I love making my own spice mixes, because it gives me a chance to experiment with different flavor profiles and find one that I really love. Plus, if you go the homemade route, you know exactly what’s in your spices.
This fajita spice mix is pretty standard for what you would find in any store-bought version, but the key difference is that I like mine to have a bit of heat. The chili powder in most recipes already gives it a touch of heat, but I add a dash of cayenne pepper to kick it up a notch. It’s still not overwhelmingly spicy at all, but just enough to give it a little kick.
I’ve also made this fajita spice mix so that it only requires pantry ingredients that you might already have on hand (especially if you’re into making your own spices!). So if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add some great flavor to your next chicken or steak fajita dish, then this is the recipe for you!
fajita spice mix
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
The secret to making perfect fajitasthe kind you’d get at a Mexican restaurantis in the seasoning. Fajitas are traditionally made with skirt steak, and the marinade and spice rub for this recipe is based on a traditional fajita seasoning mix. The spices in the marinade include salt and pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, ground cumin, sugar, and paprika. These spices all combine to add a ton of flavor to the steak.
1 cup corn starch
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup onion powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons black pepper (course ground)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix together and store in air tight container. To use, place a couple of tablespoons of oil in a skillet, heat over medium high heat. Slice or cube chicken, steak, pork or seafood into pieces, sprinkle with spice mix and brown in the hot oil. I have used it on chicken and steak. It is good sprinkled on fish and shrimp to put on the grill, too.
Use 1 tablespoon of the mixture for every pound of meat. Rub it into the meat, and let it marinate for at least 3 hours. If you have time, let the meat marinate overnight.
200g plain flour
150g wholemeal flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
400ml Greek yoghurt
2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing
2 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and lightly crushed in a pestle and mortar or spice grinder (see tip, below)
1 red onion, cut into 4 wedges and separated into layers