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Here’s what to serve with fajitas to make them a meal! These easy side dishes aren’t to much extra effort, from chopped salad to bean dip.

What to serve with fajitas
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Making homemade fajitas? Here’s how to turn them into a meal! One of our top criteria for side dishes when it comes to fajitas: they should be easy. That way, you can concentrate most of your effort on making the main meal. They’ve got to jive with Tex Mex and Latin-style flavors, but also complement the meal with contrasting ingredients and textures. With that in mind, we scanned our archives for all the best options.

Here’s a list of what to serve with fajitas! There’s everything from crisp green salads and flavorful rice, to seriously simple chips and guacamole. Or try our family favorite 5 minute bean dip…it really does take only 5 minutes.

And now…what to serve with fajitas!

And some favorite fajitas recipes!

Of course, we couldn’t leave you without our favorite fajitas recipes. If you don’t have a go to yet, here are the recipes in our regular rotation:

  • Classic Shrimp Fajitas The ideal 30 minute meal: full of irresistible flavor that everyone loves!
  • Epic Vegetarian Fajitas Full of big flavor and beautiful colorful veggies: and it pleases veggie lovers and meat lovers alike.
  • Classic Fajita Veggies The best combo to use with any protein! Mix up a big batch and serve sizzling in a skillet.
  • Sheet Pan Vegan Fajitas Throw your veggies on a sheet pan and prepare to be amazed! Another fan favorite.
  • Easy Fajita Sauce This flavor-packed fajita sauce recipe works for beans, chicken, steak or shrimp! It’s quick to put together with a handful of ingredients.
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What to serve with fajitas

Sides for Fajitas: Chopped Salad & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This Tex Mex chopped salad is the best easy side dish for fajitas! It’s topped with savory cilantro lime dressing and crunchy tortilla strips.




  1. If using, make the Crispy Tortilla Strips. Or use crushed tortilla chips. 
  2. Make the dressing: Cilantro Lime DressingCreamy Cilantro Dressing (pictured), or Taco Salad Dressing (simplest).
  3. Chop the vegetables: Chop the romaine. Thinly slice the red onion (follow the instructions at 1:30 of this video). Slice tomatoes in half. Thinly slice the radishes. Defrost the corn. Prepare any other add-on veggies as appropriate. Add a sprinkle of salt on the tomatoes, radishes, and corn to lightly season them.
  4. Serve: Place the greens on the plate and top with the vegetables (and tortilla strips, if using). Top with the dressing and serve. If making in advance, refrigerate the components separately; bring the dressing to room temperature before serving.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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