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Are you thinking of making homemade fajitas? If you are, I’m sure you’re wondering what to serve with fajitas. Everyone who makes fajitas seems to want to know what to pair with them.
This post shares some incredibly delicious sides that can help you put together a great fajita dinner or lunch.
How are fajitas traditionally served?
Fajitas are a classic Tex Mex dish with exciting flavors typically made with cooked or grilled strips of meat, yellow or red onions and bell peppers.
Traditionally, fajitas are served with warm tortillas and some toppings such as guacamole or avocado slices, pico de gallo, cheese, salsa and sour cream.
There are many ways to make fajitas including chicken fajitas, shrimp fajitas, beef fajitas, pork fajitas and veggie fajitas. All these variations are rather delicious and make some highly flavorful, spicy Mexican fajita recipes.
You can simply make this by placing the fajita on corn tortillas, white tortillas or flour tortillas and top with some cheese, guacamole, fresh salsa and sour cream.
While this is a great way to enjoy fajitas, sometimes you want to make it into a full meal. For this, you need some complementary sides that are good with fajitas for a truly unforgettable meal!
So, here are some of the best side dishes that go well with fajitas. When you’re done going through this list and all the yummy flavor combinations you can enjoy, you’ll never wonder what goes with fajitas again!
Best side dishes for fajitas
- Guacamole and tortilla chips
This guacamole with tortilla chips is super easy to make and goes perfectly with shrimp, pork and chicken fajitas.
It also doesn’t take long to make. In fact, it only takes 4 minutes to make this creamy, rich guacamole recipe.
This dish is made with avocados, lime juice, tomatoes, onions and salt to taste.
Another easy fajita side dish is Mexican corn. This recipe is actually pretty damn good and is actually one of my favorite sides.
It is delicious charred corn on the cob, with freshly squeezed lime juice, topped with chili lime salt, cilantro and a sprinkle of cotija cheese. This side dish is guaranteed to get approval around the table!
Other than corn on the cob, you can also serve fajitas with a Mexican street corn salad.
This is a great side dish that tastes great with just about anything, but, it is especially good well with mexican dishes like fajitas.
It’s also very easy to make and you’ll only need 7 simple ingredients to make this side dish.
Another great accompaniment to shrimp, beef, pork or chicken fajita is this chunky tomato salsa. Chunky tomato salsa and guacamole make quite the unforgettable pair for any fajita recipe.
It is quite easy to make too, and only requires tomatoes, red onion, jalapeños, olive oil, salt and cilantro – all ingredients you’re likely to have on hand.
The best part is that this recipe is made in minutes.
This recipe is quick to put together and is the perfect side for any Mexican dish. Serve alongside your fajitas for a very satisfying meal!
To make it you only need avocados, salsa, salt, pepper and goat cheese and you’ll be left with a creamy, delicious and healthy fajita side dish that you’ll want to make all the time!
Wondering what to pair with chicken fajitas? These easy mexican styled refried beans are a great choice.
Made with main ingredients like onion, pinto beans, broth, lime juice and fresh cilantro, this side dish will have you asking for seconds. Serve them either in your fajitas or alongside as a side dish!
The best part is you can easily pair these with beef, pork and shrimp fajitas too!
Simple, basic and delicious, this is a go to to serve with fajitas.
If you like black beans, avocado, red pepper, corn and tomatoes, then you will really love this refreshing salad with cilantro lime dressing. It is the perfect hearty side dish to serve with just about any fajita.
Colorful, flavorful and easy to make, this black bean and corn salad is sure to become a staple in your kitchen!
This Spanish style mac and cheese is both savory and sweet and goes with shrimp, chicken, pork and steak fajitas, as well as burritos and tacos.
This is a great side dish that tastes great with just about everything including fajita recipes.
This rice and beans are also easy to make and only need beans, rice, some vegetables, oil, tomato sauce and seasoning, all cooked together in one pot.
These rice and beans are so tasty and compliment fajitas so well, you’re guaranteed to have no leftovers!
I really like tomato salsa. But I absolutely love watermelon salsa. Luckily it goes great with fajitas!
This easy spicy and sweet watermelon salsa needs to be on rotation for when you’re serving fajitas.
These fried jalapeños are the perfect compliment for fajitas. They’re made with just some flour, seasonings, dill pickles, jalapeños, eggs, breadcrumbs and oil for frying.
You can’t really think of a mexican dish like fajitas without thinking about mexican rice.
This deliciously flavored mexican rice or spanish rice is the most satisfying side to serve with fajitas. It is made with only 7 ingredients and is a side everyone is sure to fully enjoy.
If you crave rich flavor in fajitas, then this is the side to pick!
These mexican potatoes are super easy. Just a few simple cooking steps and they’ll be ready to serve.
The best part is that they’re cooked so well they’re nice and golden brown and crispy on the outside and make a great side dish to serve.
These are perfect served with veggie fajitas. Not so perfect for chicken fajitas or beef and pork fajitas, but this chicken enchilada recipe is a must try if you’ve made fajitas with just the bell peppers and onions!