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What to serve with fajitas – 18 delectable fajita sides

What to serve with fajitas – 18 delectable fajita sides

If you’re looking for ideas on what to serve with fajitas, then welcome aboard! 

When it comes to Mexican cuisine, there are lots of dishes that I simply adore. And if there’s one Mexican dish that owns my heart, it has to be fajitas! 

What I love about fajitas is that they are so incredibly versatile and always bursting with a blend of delectable flavors and popping colors. 

The irresistible combination of meat, veggies, caramelized onionscheese, and spices in a tortilla wrap is just truly divine. 

Even though fajitas are a meal on their own, there are some enticing side dishes for fajitas that you must treat yourself with every now and then. 

So, without dilly-dallying, let’s explore some of the best fajita sides! 

1. Rice

There is a wide array of rice dishes that you can serve with fajitas.
My favorite has to be the flavorful Mexican rice, which makes for a hearty meal with the fajita filling. 

Another excellent rice side dish is rice and black beans. 

This dish has a varied flavor profile thanks to black beans, bell peppers, cilantro, cumin, and lime juice. 

Spanish rice is also a good choice. 

It’s a spicy side dish with bucket loads of flavors that will go perfectly with fajitas!

What goes well with fajitas? 

Guacamole, guacamole, and some more guacamole! 

It’s a staple Mexican side dish that’s meant to be paired with delicious fajitas! 

The best part about guacamole is that you can prepare it however you want in no time. 

All you have to do is blend your favorite ingredients, and voila, you’ll have a delicious and rich dip for your fajitas!

Prepare some delicious and refreshing homemade salsa to go with your guacamole. 

Chop some onions, ripe tomatoes, and cilantro, mix them well, and top with freshly squeezed lime juice. 

This side dish is so easy to make and takes no time at all. 

It also pairs magically well with heavier, decadent fajita wraps.

Still wondering what to serve with fajita? 

A caesar salad is best served cold so I do highly recommend that you make this in advance and then store it in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.

A traditional Caesar salad only has a few ingredients. It includes fresh romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons, and salad dressing.

The tanginess and crunchiness of this side dish also pair so well with the cheesiness of fajitas!

5. Mexican street corn

Elote, also known as Mexican street corn, is always a crowd-pleaser. 

There’s something truly irresistible about the juicy grilled corn that’s topped with chili powder, sour cream, mayo, and cotija cheese. 

The flavors and textures of this corn dish are the perfect pairings for juicy and crunchy fajita wraps.

Need more ideas on what goes with fajitas? 

How about trying some spicy black bean soup? 

The beans’ richness, combined with lime juice’s tanginess, makes for an exquisite side dish that pairs quite well with fajitas. 

The celery, carrots, garlic, and cumin add some much-needed depth of flavors and textures to the soup.

Mexican chorizo and potatoes, also known as chorizo con papas, are another mouthwatering fajita side dish that’s quite filling. 

The delectable combination of smoky chorizo sausage and soft, silky potatoes is exceptional! 

Sprinkle some fresh herbs on top for an enriching flavor.

Grilled avocados taste divine with fajitas. Grilling them adds such a unique flavor and texture to the already rich fruit. 

The smokiness and richness of the grilled avocados perfectly complement the flavorsome richness of the fajitas!

If you’re looking for classic Mexican sides for fajitas, then refried beans are a great choice. 

The beans are creamy and rich and will go oh-so-well with your fajita wrap. 

You can also add a spicy and flavorful kick to the dish with some chopped jalapenos, onions, and cumin if you want. 

You can also add some cheese or avocadoes for a richer texture.

I am a massive fan of spicy, fiery side dishes, and nothing screams fiery more than an assortment of grilled peppers

They taste magical with fajitas and hardly take 10 minutes to cook. 

If you’re worried about the spice quotient, you’d be happy to know that grilling them mellows their spiciness. 

It also makes them quite juicy and crunchy. 

For a delicious twist, you can stuff the peppers with your favorite herbs and cheese!

Truth be told, my love for potatoes knows no bounds; I can have them in any shape or form! 

However, when it comes to potato side dishes for fajitas, nothing goes better than a freshly prepared batch of roasted potatoes. 

Add a Mexican touch to your potatoes by adding some sour cream, avocadoes, cheese, crispy bacon bits, taco seasoning, and chili powder into the mix.

When slaw and Mexican street corn merge together you get something really special.

This is a unique side dish for fajitas that you won’t find on nearly enough dinner tables.

While the recipe calls for corn freshly sliced off of the cob, you can also use frozen corn or canned corn.

If you are like me, I will be using frozen corn because I don’t have time to make fresh corn on the cob and then slice it.

Also, you can use whatever kind of cabbage that you have on hand to make this but I am personally partial to red cabbage for slaw. 

If you are looking for a side dish idea for fajitas that is gonna be easy and not take too much prep, this is your go-to choice.

These cauliflower bites have some serious garlic bite to them.

The garlic mixed with smoked Spanish paprika just works to make this a side dish recipe that you will find yourself going back to over and over again.

The prep time is 15 and the cooking time is also only 15 minutes. 

To cook this you first prep the cauliflower florets, then boil them. Once they are done boiling you pop in the frying pan with the garlic for just a few minutes.

This Mexican side dish recipe is a great way to work in some delicious veggies to your meal.

Plus, this is a bright and beautiful-looking dish. 

When you prep this meal pay special attention to the instructions for par-boiling the carrots. This is the secret tip in this one.

A nice feature of this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge to serve later. 

The author actually recommends that you allow it to marinate for 3 days before eating it. 
However, you can eat it after 3 hours if you are in a hurry. 

Zucchini is a fantastic side for fajitas and when you serve for the first time it will quickly become a favorite that your family requests in the future.

It may not seem like a traditional item but zucchini is becoming so popular with fajitas that some
Tex-Mex restaurants are starting to serve it.

To make this recipe you only need a few seasonings, zucchini and 5 minutes to prep it.

Then you can toss it in the oven and roast it while you cook up the fajitas.

This soup is a beautiful bright soup that is packed with flavor. 

The onions that go in this soup are slowly sauteed to perfection. The garlic is roasted in the oven. 

Then you make homemade croutons to serve atop this soup.

This is a gourmet soup that isn’t too challenging to create. 

Grilled corn on the cob is one of the best sides for fajitas that you will ever have.

My favorite way to grill corn is with the husks on but you can also remove the husks and grill them in foil.

No matter which way you do choose to grill your corn, the crowd will go wild.

It is fun to eat!

Riddle me this! Why don’t people serve more casseroles as a side dish?

Well, folks this is not your average casserole dish. This is a side dish made to go with fajitas.

It is made with canned hominy, sour cream, green chilis and cheese.

Oh the cheese in this dish is gonna make everyone hungry just looking at it.

The bottom line

I hope you enjoyed reading this guide on what to serve with fajitas! 
The sides that I’ve mentioned above offer unique flavors and textures that will take your fajita meal to the next level. 
Make sure to try them all to find the crowd favorite in your household! 

What To Serve With Fajitas (18 Sides)

What To Serve With Fajitas (18 Sides)

18 delectable fajita side dishes that will take your meal to the next level


  • Rice
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Salads
  • Mexican street corn
  • Spicy black bean soup
  • Chorizo con papas
  • Grilled avocados
  • Refried beans
  • Grilled peppers
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Mexican Street Corn Slaw
  • Garlic Cauliflower
  • Mexican Pickled Carrots
  • Spicy Roasted Zucchini
  • Green Tomato Soup
  • Grilled Corn
  • Hominy Casserole


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