Easy Fajita Marinade

Easy Fajita Marinade - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

Don’t you just love a yummy fajita topped with cheese and guacamole and salsa and lettuce and cilantro and sour cream and whatever else you could possibly want? That’s the best part about making fajitas. You can have whatever you want. So I’m not going to sit here and tell you that you need certain toppings or corn tortillas over flour ones. I just want to share with you the juicy marinade I use to make them.

Easy Fajita Marinade - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

I’ve been making this fajita marinade for a while now – at least a few years. It’s an orange juice based marinade, and it’s simple to make. You can use it on whatever fillings you want – vegetables, chicken, shrimp, steak – really anything. Typically, we marinade the vegetables and meats in separate zip-top bags. You can also cook the meat and vegetables however you want – grill them, bake them, saute them. Just cook them so you can eat them already! …and make sure the meat is cooked to its proper temperature.

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Easy Fajita Marinade

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


  • 4 cups orange juice
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
  2. Pour marinade over meat, seafood, poultry or vegetables.
  3. Marinate for at least one hour.


*This recipe makes enough to marinate fajita meats and vegetables for 8 people. Feel free to cut it in half to suit your needs.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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