If you are wondering what to eat with fajitas, wonder no more. When it's fajita night, you know you are going to eat well! Here are appetizers, toppings, side dishes, drinks and desserts you can serve with fajitas.
Fajita night is the best night! Dare we say, better than taco night?
If you are making fajitas at home, like these Grilled Chicken Fajitas, you are going to want to have all the fixings to add to your tortillas, and you're going to need some great side dishes, drinks and desserts.
Let's dive into what to eat with fajitas!
Best Tortillas for Fajitas
Fajitas can be served with either corn tortillas or flour tortillas. Of course, corn is most traditional.
You're going to want to warm the tortillas properly, which you can do in the oven, on the stove or in the microwave.
Hot Tip: Use a tortilla warmer to keep your tortillas hot until ready to eat. Place a kitchen towel (or a couple of paper towels) on top, then place the lid on top of the towel. The towel is key — it will absorb any condensation that floats up to the top, keeping your crisp tortillas from getting soggy.
Fajitas are a great way to get dinner on the table. You can make it with so many proteins, such as:
Chicken: Chicken fajitas are a classic. Try cooking chicken that has rested in this cilantro lime marinade overnight for tons of juicy flavor.
Steak: Steak is another classic fajita filling. Cast iron steaks can be sliced and added to tortillas for a delicious fajita dinner.
Shrimp: Seafood fajitas are so good, too. Make a batch of grilled shrimp to add to your fajita spread.
A blend of meats: Just like the restaurants do, you can cook chicken, steak, shrimp and veggies together.
Veggies: Try serving up a mix of veggies for vegetarian fajitas dinner. Bell peppers and onions are classic, but you could also do grilled zucchini and squash.
Now that we've got the proteins covered, what should you add to a fajita?
Well, that's totally up to you, but here are a few ideas to get you started:
- grated cheese
- fresh cilantro
- roasted vegetables
- sour cream
- sliced avocado or guacamole
- shredded lettuce
- pico de gallo
- diced jalapeños
You can even drizzle them with sauces like hot sauce, jalapeño lime ranch or even enchilada sauce.
Fajita Side Dishes
When you order fajitas at a Mexican restaurant, they are most likely to come with black beans or refried beans, rice and a taco salad.
But there are more dishes you can enjoy with your fajitas, such as:
- jalapeño creamed corn
- elote (Mexican corn)
- sweet plantains
- cilantro lime rice
- taco soup
Keep reading for even more side dish ideas below!
Drinks That Go With Fajitas
There's nothing like a great cocktail to go with your fajita dinner.
Try a classic margarita or something creative like cantaloupe margaritas. I'll also sometimes add tequila to my strawberry lemonade or enjoy it as a mocktail.
You could also enjoy a pitcher of cranberry sangria.
Or, if you're more of a beer person, stock up on your favorite Mexican beer, like Dos Equis, Tecate or Corona.
Desserts for Fajita Dinner
Fajitas are a great weeknight dinner but they are also fun for a special occasion, like Mexican Christmas Dinner. Dessert should be special, too.
You could enjoy some spiced rum cakes in the fall or winter. In the summer, a fruity frozen dessert like watermelon popsicles will be a big hit.
Or serve up a traditional Mexican dessert such as sopapillas or churros.
What to Serve With Fajitas
Complete your fajita dinner with these tasty side dishes.
If you love Mexican food but want that restaurant quality food at home, this Traditional Mexican Rice is for you! This recipe is easy to make and bakes in the oven, which locks in the flavor and moisture that makes this recipe so delicious. You'll never go back to eating Mexican rice any other way!
With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, these Simple Orange Lime Margaritas are perfect to have on your menu. They are made with fresh squeezed orange juice, lime juice, triple sec and tequila for a simple, flavorful and fun margarita recipe! This is a twist on a classic margarita recipe that you're definitely going to want to try.
Five Minute Blender Salsa is the easiest way to enjoy fresh, delicious restaurant style salsa at home! One batch makes enough for a crowd and can be made in minutes with a blender or food processor. See how easy (and delicious) this restaurant style salsa is!
If you're looking for a perfect summer cocktail, this Prickly Pear Margarita is it. This margarita is sweet and so refreshing on a hot summer day. It's perfect for a barbecue, laying by the pool or Cinco de Mayo!
Coconut Lime Cookies are buttery, light, sweet and a bit sour — and absolutely delicious. They’re baked with a good amount of lime and coconut and then topped with sweet lime glaze.
Celebrate with this beautiful, light and sweet triple tequila soda with berries. Made with a triple berry simple syrup, tequila and lemon lime soda it's the perfect way to enjoy the summertime!
These thick, quick and easy-to-make Cinnamon Cookies are a bit crisp on top and deliciously soft on the inside. They’re full of warm cinnamon flavor and are topped with crunchy cinnamon sugar. They'd be a great dessert to top off a fajita dinner.
This Vanilla Tequila Bread Pudding is the perfect easy dessert to serve to a crowd or just for two! This boozy bread pudding has the perfect blend of spices and is topped with a scoop of ice cream and a splash of vanilla tequila.
Cilantro Pineapple Salsa
Freshen up your next Mexican dish with this sweet cilantro pineapple salsa. It's great to snack on before dinner or to enjoy on your fajitas!
Avocado Corn Salsa
Avocado Corn Salsa is a delicious addition to any fajita, or you can enjoy it on the side with a fork.
Tex-Mex Sweet Potatoes
Need a veggie side for your fajitas? These sweet potatoes can be jazzed up with your favorite toppings. You can also use them as an alternative to tortillas.
Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)
Esquites takes Mexican Street Corn to a new level — one that's less messy and you can eat with a fork! It's the perfect side dish for fajitas.
Flatbreads are a great easy appetizer to enjoy before a fajita dinner. Top them with your favorite toppings!
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