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Perfect Complements: 5 BEST Side Dishes to Serve with Fajita

Fajitas is a Mexican dish that is traditionally served with tortillas, but it can also be eaten without them.

Fajitas are typically made from grilled meat and vegetables that have been marinated in a mixture of lime juice or lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite), oil salt, pepper, and garlic.

what to serve with fajitas

The dish has its origins in the borderlands of northern Mexico and south Texas.

Fajitas are a great meal to serve for family dinner because they can be made in bulk, so if you have guests over or want leftovers tomorrow it’s perfect.

They’re also easy which makes them an ideal option when cooking with kids too – just make sure that everyone has their plate before serving up your fiesta feast on plates or tortillas.

In this blog post, we will look at what side dish you should serve with Fajitas. We also go into details about the flavor combination and whether or not your family will love it.

What to Serve with Fajitas? 5 Simple Side Dishes to Consider

1 – Pico de Gallo (Mexican salsa)

The meal wouldn’t complete without some Pico de Gallo. This Mexican salsa is made with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro and it’s the perfect accompaniment to fajitas because of its freshness – a great contrast against all that meaty goodness!

Simply chop up the tomatoes, onions, and cilantro and mix them in a bowl. Season with salt to taste (you may want more than you think) before serving on top of your fajitas or as an accompaniment alongside tortillas for dipping.

If it’s not spicy enough then add some chopped jalapeno peppers too – just make sure that they’re finely diced so nobody gets burned by their fiery heat.

2 – Salsa Verde

Another great salsa recipe is Salsa Verde. This is a traditional Mexican salsa that’s made with tomatillos, onions, and cilantro.

Salsa verde is perfect for pairing with fajitas or any other meat dish you’re serving up. The earthy flavor ramps things up and adds a whole new dimension to your meal-time experience.

Simply chop your ingredients as before but this time add some garlic cloves to give Salsas Verde its signature taste without being overpowering. Mix everything and you’re done.

3 – Guacamole

I guess we can all agree that guacamole is the perfect side dish for fajitas.

Guacs are made with mashed avocados, lime juice, and salt – that’s it! The best part about guacamole though?

You can never go wrong with this recipe because it always pleases the crowd. Add anything you want- tomatoes, onions or cilantro leaves if they’re in season! You won’t be disappointed and neither will your guests.

4 – Corn Tortillas

It wouldn’t be a Mexican dinner without corn tortillas!

Tortilla is a Mexican word meaning “little cake” and it’s the perfect name for these little discs of dough. You can buy them at the store or make them yourself.

If you’re making your tortillas, make sure to use a tortilla press.

The dough is made with cornmeal, water, and salt then cooked on both sides in hot oil until they’re golden brown.

5 – Mexican Crema

It’s a delicious dairy-based cream that has an acidic tang. It can be used as both the souring agent and thickener in many dishes, including soups or sauces like mole sauce which are typically served with chicken enchiladas.

It doesn’t take much to make this sauce, just a few ingredients and you’re good. To add more flavor, you can also add some lime juice, cilantro, and jalapenos.

Mexican crema is a great addition to your fajita dinner because it’s not as heavy or rich as sour cream so the flavors of all these dishes will still shine through.


All in all, Fajitas are a great dish to serve at your next dinner party because they are easy and delicious.

You can make them spicy or mild, with the meat of vegetables depending on what you prefer! And when it comes time for the side dishes.

They are important because they can make or break the meal. You want to have a variety of flavors and textures so that everyone will enjoy their dinner.

what to serve with fajitas

What to Serve With Fajitas? 5 Simple Side Dishes to Consider

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Servings 1 Serving


  • Pico de Gallo Mexican salsa
  • Salsa Verde
  • Guacamole
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Mexican Crema


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