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Fajita veggies sizzling in a cast iron skillet.

Fajita Veggies

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  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex, Mexican


Learn how easy it is to make delicious Fajita Veggies at home!  This recipe is super flavorful and versatile.  Use them in fajitas, as a quick and easy side dish or as a topping on just about everything.




  • 3 bell peppers, preferably a variety of colors
  • 1 onion, any color (white, red or yellow)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil


  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Prep Veggies:  Slice the peppers and onion into thin strips.
  2. Sauté Veggies:  Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat until shimmering.  Add the bell pepper and onion strips and sauté until tender crisp with a bit of charring, tossing occasionally.  It will take approx. 5-10 minutes depending on how soft you like your veggies.
  3. Season And Serve:  When the veggies are almost done cooking, add the spices and stir through.  Serve immediately or store for up to 4-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.


  • Chili Powder Note:  The chili powder in this recipe refers to the American style chili powder which is a blend of spices.  It is not simply ground up chili peppers!  Make sure to use the right type or your mouth will be on fire.
  • Cutting Fajita Veggies:  This is how I like to slice the peppers and onion into strips.  For the peppers:  Slice off the tops and bottoms, cut in half, remove the seeds and slice into strips.  For the onion:  Slice off the ends, cut in half, remove the peel and slice into thin strips.
  • Spices:  Measure out the spices ahead of time in a little bowl to make it easier to quickly season the veggies at the end.  Instead of the spices listed, another option is to season with 1 tablespoon of homemade fajita seasoning + 1 teaspoon dried oregano.