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.
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.
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.
- 3 Romaine hearts (8 cups chopped)
- 2 cups baby greens, like baby kale (optional)
- 1/4 cup sliced red onions (or Pickled Red Onions)
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
- 4 radishes
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
- 1 handful roasted salted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- Dressing (pick one): Cilantro Lime Dressing, Creamy Cilantro Dressing or Taco Salad Dressing
- Add-ons: Crispy Tortilla Strips (or crushed tortilla chips), crumbled feta or cotija cheese, chopped avocado, black beans, or chopped cucumber
- If using, make the Crispy Tortilla Strips. Or use crushed tortilla chips.
- Make the dressing: Cilantro Lime Dressing, Creamy Cilantro Dressing (pictured), or Taco Salad Dressing (simplest).
- 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.
- 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
Keywords: What to serve with fajitas
More sides to go with…
We love helping you find great recipes to pair with main dishes! Here are a few more side dish collections:
- Sides to Serve with Soup
- Sides to Serve with Mac and Cheese
- What to Serve with Stuffed Peppers
- Sides to Serve with Enchiladas
- Sides to Serve with Lasagna
- What to Serve with Scallops
- Best Sides to Go with Salmon
- Sides to Go with Tacos
- Best Sides to Go with Pizza
- Sides to Go with Chili
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.