This spice blend is great for making so many Mexican dishes. It can be used to make fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, and more. Its balanced flavour means that it is a staple in the spice cupboard and you will find yourself reaching for it to add a hint of smokey sweetness.
We have been making many types of seasonings since 2015, including Chinese five spice, tandoori spice, jerk seasoning and the Indian garam masala. After making this one time, you will never purchase the instant seasoning from the store again. You can follow the step by step guide below or alternatively you can watch the video that shows you exactly how to make it.
Mexican fajita seasoning spice blend video
The great thing about this seasoning is that it is simple and all of the spices are made in equal parts. To make it, you want to combine one teaspoon of paprika, one teaspoon of ground coriander, one teaspoon of ground cumin, some black pepper and a good pinch of salt.
Although the Mexican fajita seasoning is done, let's discover some swaps that you can make depending on your preference.
Firstly, if you like spicy food, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper to your blend. If you need this spice blend as a paste you can add a little water to it and some tomato puree. If you don't have any tomato puree you can substitute it with either passata or tomato ketchup but be careful because it will be adding lots of sugar to the dish and could make it too sweet or vinegary if you put too much in.
For a smokey flavour you can add barbecue sauce to the spice blend or can swap out sweet paprika for smoked. However you choose to make your spice blend, ensure that it is mixed well.
How to use your spice blend?
To use your spice blend or paste to make fajitas, you would typically fry your onions and meat and when everything is cooked, you would add in the paste or spices. Allow it to cook for a few minutes and then add some water to make it turn into a sauce. If you want to add some fresh or chopped tomatoes feel free to do so.
Once everything is cooked you will want to serve the fajitas with wraps and our flatbread recipe is perfect.