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
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.
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.