We love the way fajitas bring everyone together around the table for some hands-on assembly: a warm tortilla, a few strips of chicken, blistered sweet peppers, soft onions, and a big spoonful of salsa. They’re already about giving your guests choices, but go the extra mile and make a couple different filling options for a big group. Here, we offer seven fajita recipe choices, plus a few extra-credit recipes for making your own tortillas, sides, and drinks to round things out.
Red bell peppers and yellow onion meet up in warm flour tortillas with salsa, sour cream, sliced avocado, and queso fresco in warm flour tortillas. The pork gets some crucial marinating time with chipotle chiles and citrus juice. Get our Grilled Pork Tenderloin Fajitas recipe.
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Grilled green onions, zucchini, and poblano peppers mingle with pinto beans, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and shredded cheese in warm flour tortillas. The green onions and zucchini spend half an hour in a citrus and garlic marinade for extra flavor. Get our Vegetarian Fajitas recipe.
Marinating shrimp in citrus juices, garlic, spices, and cilantro before you grill them yields a juicy, charred, and high-flavor filling for classic fajitas. Set out tomatillo salsa, sliced avocado, shredded cabbage, and lime wedges so your guests can customize to their hearts’ content. Get our Grilled Shrimp Fajitas recipe.
Fajitas are one of the most social dinner entrees we know. Everybody sits around the table, assembling steak, vegetables, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and cheese—everything or just a few, selectively—according to preference. Get our Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas recipe.
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A simple marinade for the chicken, some charred veggies, and a few fixin’s make for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. Serve the fajitas with some homemade Guacamole and Pico de Gallo. Get our Basic Chicken Fajitas recipe.
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For those who love seafood but maybe not shrimp, salmon fajitas are a fantastic option. And don’t worry about the rule you may have heard about never pairing fish with cheese; salmon is strong enough to hold its own against a sprinkle of cotija, not to mention the lime, cilantro, spices, and grilled veggies. Get our Salmon Fajitas recipe.
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Another meatless yet hefty veggie fajita option, this one combines portobello mushrooms with poblano peppers, bell peppers, and onions. Top with guac for a creamy, dairy-free alternative to sour cream. Get our Portobello and Poblano Fajitas recipe.
Mix flour, vegetable shortening, water, and salt in the food processor, divide the dough and let it rise, roll it out with a rolling pin, and cook in a cast-iron skillet. These tortillas are easier to make than biscuits, and can take fajitas from pretty good to unbelievably great. Get our Homemade Flour Tortillas recipe.
A simple way to add even more spark to your fajitas is to add some salsa, and this trio of party-ready salsas can be made in just 30 minutes. Get our Easy Salsa recipes.
Guac is also always welcome, and we’ve got plenty of unique guacamole recipes, but for fajitas, we often like a basic version to complement all the other flavors without overpowering anything. Get our Basic Guacamole recipe.
May as well wash things down with a perfect margarita, right? If it’s hot out, you might want to opt for a frozen margarita, but otherwise, this one will do nicely:
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