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14 Toppings For Your Next Fajitas Night (Foolproof and Easy!)

Elen Rustick By Updated May 12, 2023

Who doesn’t love a cozy fajita night dinner with family or friends? Fajitas are surely tasty, sometimes healthy, and always a hit!

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Served with Mexican rice, Grandma Brown baked beans or irresistible fajitas side dishes, I could eat them straight away.

And for the perfect fajita recipe, you need the right toppings. Whether it’s flour tortillas or corn tortillas (no debate here), the toppings make it all.

Short on fajitas toppings ideas? Read on. Here are my favorite fajita toppings!

01. Chicken

Fajita-Toppings-ChickenChicken is one of the – if not – the most classic fajitas toppings ever.

That’s simple: everyone loves chicken. Add sauteed peppers and onions to cooked chicken breasts, and you have flawless chicken fajitas!

Plus, it’s healthy.

But why not try to elevate your chicken fajita with crusty breaded, perfectly golden fried Marfar chicken? You’re welcome.

02. Sour Cream

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Looking to add a fresh touch to your warm tortillas? Sour cream is the ideal ingredient.

Plus, it also gives a delectable tangy taste to your fajitas.

Plain sour cream does the job perfectly. But to make it even more irresistible, you can add a dash of fresh lime juice or a hint of chili powder to it.

03. Cream Sauce Base

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If sour cream isn’t your thing, try a cream sauce base instead! It’s creamy and rich, and it brings originality to a fajita.

The recipe includes nutmeg, but you can skip it and replace it with cumin or garlic powder for a fun fajitas party!

I also recommend twisting the recipe and adding ½ cup of chicken broth to make it more liquid and suitable for fajitas.

04. Bell Peppers

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You say fajitas, I say bell peppers! They’re one of the must-have fajita veggies (after tomatoes).

In addition to bringing attractive vibrant colors, bell peppers are so appetizing.

Cut into thin slices, they’ll cook evenly and make beautiful fajitas.

05. Steak

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Imagine juicy thin strips of steak marinated in a mix of olive oil and fajita seasoning. This simply makes my mouth water!

You can go for skirt steak or flank steak, both are perfect for steak fajitas. All delicious and family faves.

Since it’s so flavorful, you don’t need a lot to make a difference!

06. Guacamole

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What would be fajitas without guacamole?

This creamy, tasty dip spread is so addictive. And it pairs well with any other toppings on this list.

Of course, you could buy ready-made guacamole at the store. But it’s so simple to make that you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it before.

To make it, mash ripe avocados with a dash of lime juice, and a hint of salt, and mix with diced tomatoes, and onion. I also like to add a spoonful of crème fraîche or Greek yogurt!

07. Cheese

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What can make fajitas shine? Cheese, of course!

And when it comes to fajitas, the sky is the limit. From shredded decadent Monterey Jack, and soft cheddar to tangy queso fresco, you have so many delicious options.

(I could even add camemb… no, never mind!).

Add shredded cheese on warmed tortillas for a succulent gooey cheesy experience.

08. Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

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No fajitas nights are complete without fresh salsa!

Made with tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and peppers, this dish is full of freshness (and spiciness).

To bring out all the flavors, chop the ingredients very finely. It will be an explosion at every bite!

And if you want to bring more originality to your table, try pineapple salsa or corn salsa instead.

09. Fresh Tomatoes (and Onions)

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Who can resist healthy, juicy tomatoes?

Tomatoes are truly a staple in fajitas. Plus, it adds a pop of color.

For a great shortcut, I recommend you use canned tomatoes. They’re as good as fresh tomatoes, minus the hassle of cutting them.

I also tried once this Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Sauce. It combines succulent tomatoes, fresh herbs, crunchy red onions, and fruity olive oil. It was a real hit!

10. Fries

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Fries as fajitas topping? Yes, please!

Fries will add crunchiness (and temptation) to your warm tortilla. And for the perfect love match, pick fries that are seasoned with a cajun blend.

If you want to make them at home, try these Wingstop Fries. They’re so easy that anyone can make them!

11. Smoky Red Pepper Crema

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If you want to add a punch to your fajitas, this red pepper sauce is for you. It’s smoky, tangy, and of course, creamy.

The best part? It’s ready in 5 minutes.

And if you want to go the extra mile, you can add jalapenos to yours.

12. Creamy Cilantro Dressing

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I know, cilantro is a bit hit or miss. But mixed in a creamy, irresistible dressing and – of course – wrapped in a warm tortilla, I bet even cilantro haters will ask for more!

Thanks to the bold mayonnaise-whole milk mixture and sweet touches of sugar and honey, the cilantro flavor in this recipe is not too empowering.

Savor with sliced avocados, cojita cheese, strips of tender steak and serve with refried beans. Trust me, it’s a tasty combination made in heaven!

13. Ranch Recipe

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Imagine biting into fajitas loaded with tender chicken, rich ranch dressing, gooey cheese, and crunchy lettuce. (I know you just did)

While ranch dressing isn’t the traditional dressing for fajitas, it’s simply exquisite.

Plus, this dressing is ready in no time and requires only 4 ingredients (5 if you count the optional parsley).

So make a big batch and enjoy!

14. Tex Mex Paste

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Can’t eat fajitas without tex mex paste? This recipe comes to the rescue!

This thick sauce features spicy chipotle peppers, fire-roasted tomatoes, and a bunch of aromatic seasonings and herbs.

The process is a bit long. But don’t worry, it’s nothing a beginner can’t handle.

If the heat is a bit too much for you, I recommend adding a spoonful of sour cream and honey.

14 Foolproof and Easy Fajita Toppings

Directions


  1. Fry up some fajitas.

  2. Load on your favorite toppings.

  3. Enjoy

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