What to Serve With Fajitas

 

If you are trying to figure out what to serve with homemade fajitas for dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Mexican fajitas is a delicious combination of proteins and/or vegetables that are seasoned and sometimes sauced. It can be spicy, sweet, smoky, or all of those flavor combinations which means a great variety of all sorts of side dishes are great to eat with fajitas  All of these suggested sides go well for all your meal ideas, including parties or weeknight dinner plans.

The best sides to serve with chicken, beef, shrimp, vegetable, or vegan fajitas are all right here. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their quick and easy side dish recipes to eat with this Mexican classic main dish. If you want a cocktail, salsa, salad, rice, beans, or more we have you covered with so many choices on what to eat or drink.   All of these pair well and are great to eat with fajitas the next time you make them at home.

 

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What to Serve with Fajitas

This is a tasty list of what sides to eat with your recipe for fajitas  Many of these side dishes are also great to serve with taco, burritos, enchiladas, tamales, or other authentic Mexican dinner ideas. There is a variety of side dish options that include low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, healthy, and dairy-free.

To help you decide what to serve with fajitas, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone.  There are fun cocktails, mayo-based salads, classic Mexican side dishes, healthy sides, and even a few desserts.  This list includes the best of what to make, serve, and eat with fajitas:

  • Drinks & Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook
  • Drinks & Appetizers to Serve With Fajitas
  • Classic & Unique Mexican Side Dishes
  • Healthy Side Dishes
  • Desserts to Serve With Fajitas

 

Drinks & Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook

All of these recipes can be found on the website and are what to eat with fajitas the next time you make them at home.   These are some of our family favorites.

 

TEQUILA SUNRISE COCKTAIL: TWO UNIQUE TWISTS ON A CLASSIC
A gorgeous colorful cocktail with tequila, citrus juices, and grenadine.
Check out this recipe
Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

 

Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule
A refreshing and spicy twist on a Moscow Mule that includes jalapenos and basil. A wonderful vodka cocktail that is an easy recipe and a crowd-pleaser.
Check out this recipe
Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule

 

Watermelon Pico de Gallo (salsa)
Sweet and spicy watermelon pico de gallo is the summer salsa great with chips or on seafood tacos.
Check out this recipe
watermelon pico de gallo

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
The flavors of this chicken tortilla soup are rich and deep thanks to the slow cooker process.
Check out this recipe
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

 

Mexican Watermelon Cucumber Salad
A refreshing salad with the zing of Tajin added to watermelon, cucumber, and toasted pepitas.
Check out this recipe
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Easy Mexican Street Cornbread Muffins
Mexican street corn (elote) meets cornbread muffins for this fun sweet, savory, salty, and spicy side dish.
Check out this recipe
Easy Mexican Street Cornbread Muffins

 

Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice
Tastes just like the flavorful, bright, and fluffy Mexican rice you get in your favorite authentic Mexican restaurant.
Check out this recipe
Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

 

Gluten-Free Scoopable Cheesecake (no crust)
The perfect gluten-free cheesecake that is easy to bake and does not require a springform pan.
Check out this recipe
Gluten-Free Scoopable Cheesecake (no crust)

 

Best Ever Mango Ice Cream
Homemade mango ice cream is the best ever creamy frozen dessert. This tasty recipe takes a wonderful vanilla ice cream base and adds luscious fresh mango for the easiest mango ice cream. 
Check out this recipe
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Drinks & Appetizers to Serve With Fajitas

Start off dinner with a cocktail or appetizer the next time you have fajitas or any other Mexican entree at home.  Enjoy a margarita, salsa, and more with these recipes that are the best to get things started.

 

Fresh Citrus Margarita
Orange, lemon, and lime are the perfect citrus trio in this tequila cocktail. This gorgeous cocktail uses fresh fruit and is sweetened with cane sugar.
Check out this recipe
What to Serve with Fajitas frozen-citrus-margaritas mapleandmango a glass of orange colored frosty margaritas

 

Strawberry Paloma Tequila Cocktail
This grapefruit and strawberry tequila cocktail is gorgeous and refreshing. A wonderful to compliment any party or meal.
Check out this recipe
What to Serve with Fajitas strawberry_paloma_tequila_cocktail_with_fresh_grapefruit_juice_bella_bucchiotti_xoxobella 3 tall glasses of grapefruit cocktail with fresh strawberries

 

Roasted Pineapple Tomatillo Salsa
Roasted pineapple tomatillo salsa is a delicious combination of sweet and spicy that any homemade fajitas needs.
Check out this recipe
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Molcajete Salsa
Roasting the ingredients in this homemade salsa before combining really makes this recipe amazing. The spicy smoky combo is fantastic with beef, chicken, or any fajitas.
Check out this recipe
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Jalapeno Greek Yogurt Dip
Creamy, spicy, and full of bold flavor is this greek yogurt jalapeno dip. It is easy to make and great as a dip or sauce with your favorite Mexican foods.
Check out this recipe
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Classic & Unique Mexican Side Dishes

This list of sides to serve with Mexican food includes some of the best authentic and new recipe ideas.  If you want standards like elote or charred beans, two amazing recipes are listed below.  Plus for a new twist on what to serve with fajitas, try out a bowl of unique rice, some Mexican-inspired potato skins, or even some vegan refried beans.  No matter which recipe you choose, they all taste amazing and go well with fajitas.

 

Charro Beans
For a quick take on a classic, this Instant Pot recipe for charro beans is simply perfection. It results in a flavorful authentic Mexican pinto beans recipe with bacon, chiles, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and spices.
Check out this recipe
What to Serve with Fajitas Charro-Beans-13 lemonblossoms a big bowl of beans topped with a few slices of jalapenos

 

Pineapple Lime Rice
This rice recipe can be made on the stovetop or in an electrice pressure cooking, such as an Instant Pot. The cilantro and pineapple combination is a simple way to jazz up any rice dish.
Check out this recipe
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Loaded Mexican Sweet Potato Skins
Who says you cannot have potato skins when eating Mexican food? This unique side dish of sweet potato skins loaded with Mexican ingredients like cheese, tomatoes, corn, and black beans are a showstopper that everyone will gobble up.
Check out this recipe
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Vegan Refried Bean Dip
There is no better appetizer or side dish for vegan fajitas than a bowl of homeamde vegan refried beans. A vegan nacho cheese sauce plus spices are key to so much flavor and a creamy texture for this bean dip.
Check out this recipe
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Mexican Corn
Mexican Corn on the cob with cheese, mayo and Latin spices is a wonderful addition to any dinner. It is an easy recipe that has so much flavor thanks to the balance of sweet corn, salty, cheese, bright fresh lime juice, and more.
Check out this recipe
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Healthy Side Dishes

This category of ideas to serve with fajitas includes quick, easy, and healthy recipes.   They are all on the lighter side and include fruits, vegetables, and quality whole ingredients.  These Mexican recipes include gluten-free, keto, paleo, vegetarian, and low-carb ideas.  Try a new fruit salsa, quick guacamole, healthy slaw, or veggies to complete your next fajitas supper.

 

4-Ingredient Guacamole
This easy keto guacamole recipe is fresh, flavorful, and quick to put together. It makes a perfect topping for your fajitas or as an appetizer.
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What to Serve with Fajitas Guacamole-blog-6 biteswithbri big bowl of guacamole with chips around it

 

Raspberry Salsa
A unique fruity take on traditional salsa. This healthy raspberry salsa is a great appetizer, side dish, or topping for all sorts of Mexican dishes.
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What to Serve with Fajitas homemade-raspberry-salsa-dip-1 fitmealideas bowl of bright red salsa and chips

 

Fajitas Veggies
Whether you like them in your fajita or on the side, having perfectly cooked veggies are a must. This sheet pan recipe is easy and roasts them wonderfully every time.
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Mexican Cauliflower
This vegan recipe is a great Mexican side dish to pair with your favorite fajitas. It comes together quickly in a casserole dish that also makes for great leftovers.
Check out this recipe
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Mexican Cabbage Slaw
This slaw is popular for fish tacos but it is also amazing with seafood fajitas. Add it on top or as a side dish and you cannot go wrong.
Check out this recipe
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Desserts to Serve With Fajitas

A Mexican meal isn’t complete until you have dessert. Any of these wonderful desserts would be great to complete your fajitas dinner.   Whether you want cake, rice pudding, or a keto treat, all these dessert recipes are great to make.

 

Keto Churros
A fair and gameday classic, gone is the guilt with a low-carb churro option! These delicious cinnamon sugar keto churros have only 1 gram of net carbs per serving!
Check out this recipe
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Mexican Rice Pudding (Arroz con Leche)
A creamy recipe for traditional Mexican Rice Pudding. The cinnamon and vanilla make a delicious pairing in this must-have dessert.
Check out this recipe
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Lime White Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
This tangy lime cake is soaked overnight in a white chocolate and milk mixture to ensure sweet moist results. The next day it's topped with a rum flavored whipped cream for a lovely dessert.
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What to Serve with Fajitas

Angela
If you are trying to figure out what sides goes well with fajitas, this list is exactly what you are looking for. If you want salsas, cocktails, salads, rice, beans, or dessert this list has the best recipes for side dishes to eat with fajitas.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

TRY ANY LISTED ABOVE

  • Mexican Slaw
  • Keto Churros
  • 4-Ingredient Guacamole
  • Mexican Corn
  • Mexican Rice
  • Charro Beans
  • Citrus Margarita
  • Watermelon Pico de Gallo
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Tequila Sunrise

Instructions
 

  • Make your favorite beef, chicken, shrimp, vegetable, or another fajita recipe.
  • Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.
  • Enjoy!
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