Fajita Veggies Recipe (Ready in 10 Minutes!)

Living in Southern California, Mexican food is a weekly staple! I regularly visit the carniceria down the street for marinated carne asada and adobada. Not only is this a quick meal, but it’s great for hosting a large group since you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

Typically sides include rice, beans, and, of course, fajita veggies! I personally like my fajita vegetables bursting with flavor and season them to taste. Start with the recipe below, and add more seasoning to fit your preference.

cast iron skillet with steamy fajita veggies

What are Fajita Vegetables?

red onion and bell peppers

When you think of fajita vegetables, you probably envision a sizzling plate of beef, rice, beans, and bell peppers with tortillas on the side. Or you might think of the bell peppers and onions you add to your Chipotle bowl.

The great thing is that fajita veggies are easy to make and versatile. You can even stir-fry chicken with them and place them over rice for a delicious bowl.

What Types of Vegetables Should I Use?

sliced red onion and bell peppers

Typically, bell peppers and onions are used to make fajita veggies, but you can get creative and throw in whatever your heart desires. A few options include:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Mushrooms
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Zucchini
sauteeing zucchini and mushrooms

How to Make Fajita Veggies

Fajita vegetables are extremely easy to make! You can have them ready in 10-15 minutes.

First, cut your peppers and vegetables into long strips.Then, heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. The oil should be hot (it should appear shimmering) before you add the veggies. Once the oil is ready, toss in the veggies and seasoning. Stir them occasionally until the onions are translucent and the peppers are soft. This should take 5-7 minutes.

fajita veggies on cast iron skillet

Once the vegetables are near ready, taste them to see if you’d like to add more seasoning. Sometimes, I add more chili powder and cumin.

I don’t recommend covering the fajita veggies when you cook them, as they will get soggy.

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

What to Use Fajita Veggies in

fajita veggies in tacos

While fajita vegetables are typically used, well, for fajitas, they can be added to a variety of dishes. Some of my favorites include:

And if you forget to make your fajita veggies and have bell peppers that are about to go bad, don’t worry, you can freeze bell peppers!

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your fajita veggies and let us know your favorite ways to use them in the comments!

closeup of fajita veggies
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Fajita Veggies Recipe

Add this versatile fajita vegetable recipe to your rotation! It's quick and easy, and you can customize it to your liking.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fajita vegetables, fajita veggies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


  • Slice the vegetables in long strips.
  • In a large pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • When the oil is hot, add the fajita vegetables and seasoning.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Add more seasoning to taste if needed.