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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

Description

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.


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Instructions

  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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