These fajita veggies make everything better! They are so flavorful and can be used in anything from bowls to burritos and make a perfect side.
I love making sides that we can use all week in all the things. These sauteed peppers and onion fit the bill perfectly and remind me of the ones you get at Chipotle!
They’re so simple, yet add so much flavor to any dish. Seriously, I use them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! They can stand alone as a simple side dish, taste great over a bed of rice and beans, or go well in endless recipes.
You only need a few simple items to make these tasty fajita veggies:
- Bell peppers
- Lime juice
How to Make Fajita Veggies
Making these fajita veggies is almost too easy! Here’s what to do:
- Sauté the peppers, onions, salt and spices.
- Add lime juice and enjoy!
You can use these veggies with so many recipes!
To serve as fajitas, pair with the following:
- Tortillas, flour or corn
- Dairy free cheese, or even try nacho cheese!
- Vegan sour cream
- A fresh lime wedge
- Mexican Rice
- Refried Beans
They also make a great addition to any of these plant based recipes:
- Taco bowls
- Burrito Bowls
- Breakfast Tacos
- Healthy Breakfast Burritos
- Taco Salad
- Ultimate Vegan Burritos
- Street Corn Salad
Tips and tricks
Keep the following in mind when making your homemade fajita veggies:
- Any bell peppers will work. For the most color, use a mix of green, red and yellow.
- You can use either red, yellow or white onions.
- Slice the peppers in uniform sizes so they cook evenly.
- Make up the fajita seasoning in advance to save time! Just mix up the dry spices and store in an airtight container until you are ready to use.
- You can also pre-wash and cut the peppers ahead of time. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
- These fajita veggies also reheat really well, so make extra for meal prep!
- Store the cooked veggies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.
Yes they are, they’re low in calories and pack in healthy vitamins. Peppers are great sources of vitamins A and C, as well as good providers of fiber, potassium, and folic acid. In addition to offering vitamin C and potassium, onions are rich in B vitamins and antioxidants.
Generally, fajitas are served with cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and lettuce.
The restaurant chain offers peppers and onions that have been cooked in seasonings as one of their toppings.
Whole bell peppers can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 to 2 weeks. Onions keep well in a cool dark place for over a month. Once cooked, the peppers and onions will last for 3-5 days when store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
More Vegan Mexican Recipes
Keep your cravings satisfied for those South of the border inspired flavors with any of these plant based recipes:
Fajita Veggies Chipotle Copycat
- 10 ounces peppers of choice (I used green, red and yellow) , sliced (about 1 ½ average sized peppers)
- 3 ounces onions (red, yellow or white) , sliced (about ½ average onion)
- ½ -1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Drizzle of oil for sautéing , optional (can also use broth if oil free)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Sauté the peppers, onions, salt and spices until just cooked. About 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add the lime juice. Combine to incorporate.
- Serve with anything!
- Add lime and salt to meet your preference.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.