Fajita / Taco Seasoning Mix

  • Author: Judy Purcell
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 3 Tablespoons
  • Category: Seasoning, Spices


Homemade spice mix for fajitas, tacos, burritos and dips.


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (non-GMO), or arrowroot powder (Paleo)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder, or a combination of chile powders (see note)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut palm sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mesquite smoked sea salt (see recipe note for smoke flavor substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl or shake in a small jar until well combined. Store in an air tight container. Use 1 to 2 tablespoons per 1 pound of meat, to taste.


If powdered mesquite smoked salt is not available, substitute 2 teaspoons liquid smoke by adding to the wet ingredients of a recipe. Single chile powders can sub for the chili powder i.e. a combination of Ancho and Chipotle chile powders.