Have you always wanted to recreate fajitas from your favorite restaurant? It's all about the flavor, RIGHT! Making your own fajita seasoning is really simple. It's quicker than running to the store when you have the spices in the pantry and it will take you less than 5 minutes to make.
Fajita's come from Mexican origin and refer to thin strips of meat and vegetables. As a plant based person you can easily swap out the meat and use vegetables or tofu to create thin strip to grill or saute and add to tortillas.
What do you do with fajita seasoning?
Sauté bell peppers and onions to create fajita-style vegetables to create fajitas. You can mix in some sliced mushrooms. If you are looking to switch to a plant based diet and want to recreate your favorite fajitas you can sauté your veggies with fajita seasoning and add to a corn tortilla topped with salsa and guacamole. I'm getting hungry thinking about it!
You can mix in the seasoning with rice and add in some beans for a delicious filling meal.
You can season strips of tofu that you sear in a pan to add to your taco shells or veggie bowl.
Fajita Seasoning Ingredients:
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
- Red pepper flakes (optional)
One Step Direction:
In a small bowl add in all the ingredients and mix together. Store in a air tight container. Small mason jars or glass containers are great choice for your spices.
Side Note: Health benefits from some of these spices
Chili powder is made from spices like ground dried chilies, cayenne, cloves, coriander, onion and garlic powder. Chili powder can help with decreasing inflammation, weight loss and aid in nasal decongestion.
Cumin made from the cumin seed has a smokey earthy flavor and aroma and can go along way. Cumin has lots of healthy benefits like adding in digestion, and is a great source of iron and antioxidants.
Onion powder made from dehydrated onions is essential in any pantry. Onion powder is loaded with antioxidants and can help with high blood sugar, headaches, colds and more.
Garlic powder is made from dried garlic and useful to enhance almost any dish. Garlic powder can help in lowering bad cholesterol and regulating blood glucose.
Paprika is made from ground peppers like red bell peppers and/or hot peppers. Adding paprika to your dish can help with inflammation and lowering cholesterol.
These spices help create delicious meals that are healthy, simple to make, and easy to have on hand.
WIN! WIN! WIN!
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- 2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- To a small bowl add in all of the ingredients and mix together.
- Add the fajita seasoning mixture to a container with an air tight lid for future use.