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Wondering what to serve with fajitas? Here are 34 easy and delicious sides to pair with your favorite fajita recipe!

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Making fajitas and wondering what to serve with them? Although fajitas can definitely be served all by themselves, sometimes it’s nice to add a few side dishes to complete the meal.

So whether you’re having friends over, hosting a Cinco de Mayo party or perhaps just simply want to stretch out a weeknight family dinner, here are 30+ amazing sides to complete your fajita night.

34 Side Dishes For Fajitas

Take your fajita night to the next level with these delicious and simple sides! From colorful veggies and salads to rice and beans to salsa, dips and much much more. I’ve got you covered with the best side dishes to serve alongside your sizzling fajitas.

These sides would also pair well with tacos, nachos, enchiladas and all your other Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites.

Veggie Sides

Fajita veggies sizzling in a cast iron skillet.

Fajita Veggies

Let’s start off with the ultimate vegetable side dish for fajitas. A sizzling skillet of these delicious fajita veggies is a must!

Closeup of Mexican street corn.

Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

Grilled corn on the cob slathered in a creamy lime and chili powder mayonnaise mixture and topped with cotija cheese. Yum!
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

Mexican potatoes on a sheet pan with bowls of ketchup and seasoning salt.

Mexican Potatoes

These crispy, flavorful potatoes are an easy to make side that everyone will love.
Photo Credit: Organically Addison

A bowl of summer squash and corn with green chili peppers.


The combination of fresh corn and summer squash flavored with garlic and chili peppers makes a simple, flavorful side dish.
Photo Credit: The Vegan Atlas

Mexican corn ribs on a baking sheet.

Mexican Corn Ribs

All the flavor of Mexican corn in the form of fun, easy to grab riblets.
Photo Credit: Served From Scratch

2 large mason jars of Mexican-style pickled vegetables.

Mexican-Style Pickled Vegetables

Crispy, crunchy pickled veggies that can be served as a topping or a side!
Photo Credit: Craving Something Healthy


Mexican rice in a serving bowl garnished with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.

Easy Mexican Rice

An easy recipe for Mexican Rice, that’s just like what you’d get in a restaurant.
Photo Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen

Mexican green rice in a serving bowl.

Arroz Verde

This Mexican Green Rice gets its beautiful color from poblano pepper, cilantro and spinach.
Photo Credit: Muy Delish

Bowl of cilantro lime rice with serving spoons.

Cilantro Lime Rice

Fresh lime and cilantro add delicious flavor to this easy rice side dish.
Photo Credit: A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Mexican red rice in a pan garnished with lime wedges, chili, onion and cilantro.

Arroz Rojo

This homemade Mexican Red Rice recipe is infused with the flavors of tomato and chicken broth.
Photo Credit: 24Bite

Rice and Beans

Black beans and rice on a white plate garnished with cilantro and a lime wedge.

Black Beans and Rice

This simple side dish is cooked in one pot and pairs well with fajitas!
Photo Credit: Bean Recipes

Mexican street corn rice and beans on a plate with a hand lifting out a spoonful.

Mexican Street Corn Rice and Beans

Mexican street corn meets classic rice and beans in this delicious side dish.
Photo Credit: Sweet Simple Masala

Tomato rice and beans on a serving plate garnished with chopped cilantro.

Tomato Rice and Beans

Rice and beans are infused with the flavor of tomatoes in this easy side.
Photo Credit: Mitten Girl

Salsa, Sauces & Dips

Serve these with tortilla chips as a side dish or even as a topping for your fajitas.

Salsa in a white ramekin with a tortilla chip dipped in.

Easy Homemade Salsa

A classic! Learn how easy it is to make homemade salsa.
Photo Credit: The Forked Spoon

Bowl of guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips.


All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this classic – quick and easy to make!
Photo Credit: Resplendent Kitchen

Pico de Gallo in a white bowl.

Easy Pico de Gallo

Loaded with fresh ingredients, easy to make and so delicious!
Photo Credit: Get On My Plate

Homemade nacho cheese sauce in a white bowl surrounded by blue and yellow tortilla chips.

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

Absolutely delicious and easy to make with a few simple real food ingredients. Just pass the tortilla chips please!

Tortilla chip being dipped into a jar of vegan + nut free nacho cheese sauce

Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

A delicious dairy-free alternative that is made from veggies!

Avocado corn salsa in a white serving dish.

Avocado Corn Salsa

Healthy, delicious, easy to make and packed with bright, fresh flavors!
Photo Credit: Carmy

Pineapple salsa in a serving bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

Pineapple Salsa

This bright and fresh salsa features pineapple, bell pepper, red onion, cilantro and lime juice.
Photo Credit: The Almond Eater

Mexican street corn dip in a grey bowl with tortilla chips dipped in.

Creamy Mexican Corn Dip

All the flavors of Mexican street corn in dip form!
Photo Credit: Little Spice Jar

Hand dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl of spicy peach salsa.

Spicy Peach Salsa

Like peaches? Then you’ll love this fresh, sweet and spicy salsa!
Photo Credit: Inspired By Charm

Bowl of Mango Pico de Gallo surrounded by tortilla chips.

Mango Pico de Gallo

A fun spin on Pico de Gallo – bright, fresh and bursting with sweet mango flavor!
Photo Credit: Salt & Spoon


Fiesta salad in a serving bowl garnished with avocado slices and cilantro.

Fiesta Salad

This delicious salad is easy to make, healthy and full of fresh flavors!
Photo Credit: Big Delicious Life

Cilantro Lime Slaw in a blue serving bowl garnished with lime slices and cilantro.

Cilantro Lime Slaw

This crunchy slaw recipe features a creamy, tangy yogurt dressing.
Photo Credit: The Healthful Ideas

Mexican street corn salad in a white serving bowl.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This corn salad is creamy, refreshing and packed with delicious flavor.
Photo Credit: Cooking For My Soul

Cilantro Lime Broccoli Slaw in a serving bowl garnished with jalapeno, lime and cilantro.

Cilantro Lime Broccoli Slaw

This salad comes together quickly thanks to pre-packaged shredded broccoli slaw mix.
Photo Credit: Good Life Eats

Southwest Quinoa Salad in a serving bowl with serving spoon.

Zesty Southwest Quinoa Salad

This zesty quinoa salad is loaded with avocado, beans, corn, peppers, and onions all tossed in a southwest inspired lime vinaigrette.
Photo Credit: Clean Plate Mama


A bowl of frijoles charros with spoon.

Frijoles Charros

This recipe for Mexican Charro Beans is rich, hearty and super flavorful!
Photo Credit: Muy Delish

Bowl of black refried beans garnished with jalapeno slices, lime wedge and crumbled cotija cheese.

Black Refried Beans

These homemade refried beans are a quick and easy side dish.
Photo Credit: Three Olives Branch

White bowl of black beans garnished with cilantro and a lime wedge.

Instant Pot Black Beans

No soaking required for these quick and easy Instant Pot black beans!
Photo Credit: Hey Nutrition Lady


Let’s not forget the margaritas! If you’re looking for a cocktail to go with fajitas, this is my pick every time. Either make a classic margarita or one of the fun variations below.

A glass of passion fruit margarita garnished with a lime slice and two passion fruit halves sitting beside it.

Passion Fruit Margarita

A classic margarita on the rocks with a tropical passion fruit twist.

Two margarita glasses filled with frozen citrus margarita and garnished with orange, lemon and lime slices.

Triple Citrus Frozen Margarita

This Citrus Blender Margarita is bursting with fresh orange, lemon and lime flavors. Refreshing, delicious and easy to make at home!

Mango margarita garnished with tajin and lime wedges.

Mango Margarita

If you love mango, then give this fun variation a try!
Photo Credit: The Wooden Skillet

A Few Fajita Recipes

Of course, I couldn’t write a post about fajita side dishes without also sharing some of my favorite fajita recipes!

  • Fajita Seasoning: So much better than store-bought! Grab your favorite protein and use this flavorful seasoning as a dry rub or as a marinade.
  • Fajita Veggies: You can’t have fajitas without some sizzling fajita veggies and these are AH-MAZING!
  • Ground Beef Fajitas: A delicious and budget-friendly alternative to steak or chicken fajitas.
  • Halloumi Fajitas: This vegetarian fajita recipe is a meatless meal that everyone will love.
  • Chicken Fajita Tacos: Chicken fajitas served up in taco form!

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  1. nancy says:

    everything looks so tasty especially that CILANTRO LIME BROCCOLI SLAW! I am booking this page! So many tasty recipes to make this week

  2. Bernice says:

    Amazing! I want to eat each side featured in this roundup… good thing I’m celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Friday. Now I just have to pick one, or two!