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    What to Serve with Fajitas (12 BEST Sides)

    If you’re anything like us, the whole family loves fajita night! However, if you’re like us, maybe you’re sometimes at a bit of a loss for what to serve with fajitas? Well, we’ve got you covered!

    We’ve got the classics in here as well as some interesting updates that you might not have come across before.

    Either way, we’re sure you’re going to agree that these are the best sides to serve with fajitas.

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    What to Serve with Fajitas

    1. Refried Beans

    Refried beans.

    We love refried beans as a fajita side dish, and these Refried Beans may be the best yet. They only take 5 ingredients and about 10 minutes.

    Get the Recipe: Refried Beans

    2. Pico de Gallo

    pico de gallo in a clear bowl

    Easy, fresh and delicious. This Pico de Gallo whips up in 10 minutes and is great with chips as an appetizer, or as a condiment to many of your favorite Mexican dishes.

    Try this fresh pico next time you have a get together.

    Get the Recipe: Pico de Gallo

    3. Mexican Street Corn Salad

    Mexican street corn salad.

    This Mexican Street Corn Salad is going to be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks.

    When everyone else shows up with yet another pasta or potato salad, the crowd will gather around these amazing flavors that come from just a few simple ingredients.

    Get the Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad

    4. Cilantro Lime Rice

    Cilantro Lime Rice.

    With just the tiniest but of effort, you can take your basic rice to new heights. This Cilantro Lime Rice is based off of that made popular by Chipotle’s, and tastes just as good.

    This is one of our favorite sides for tacos!

    Get the Recipe: Cilantro Lime Rice

    5. Salsa Verde

    Salsa verde.

    Homemade Salsa Verde is so much better than what you get in a bottle, and is so versatile!

    This green salsa recipe is so easy to make, it is so flavorful and it makes a delicious topping or ingredient for your favorite Mexican dishes. You can also serve it with chips for a perfect party appetizer or dinner side dish.

    Get the Recipe: Salsa Verde

    6. Guasacaca

    Guasacaca in a bowl.

    Guasacaca! Meet guacamole’s tangier, herbier cousin. Venezuelans love this avocado based condiment and now you can too!

    Get the Recipe: Guasacaca

    7. Salsa Taquera (Chili de Árbol Salsa)

    Salsa taquera.

    If you like HOT, this classic Salsa Taquera is for you. Fiery árbol chilis and a few other simple ingredients blend together for the ultimate taco experience!

    This one is what you would encounter in authentic Mexican Taquerias along with their different assortments of tacos.

    Get the Recipe: Salsa Taquera

    8. Mango Salsa

    closeup of mango salsa in a metal bowl

    You gotta try mango salsa in the summer time when you see some juicy, ripe mangoes. All you doing is chopping and mixing a few ingredients. Life can’t get easier than that… right?

    Great for get togethers and potlucks alongside plenty of tortilla chips. Or use it as topping for tacos or over baked chicken or fish like our baked salmon with mango salsa.

    Get the Recipe: Mango Salsa

    9. Maque Choux

    Maque choux.

    Give your corn a flavorful makeover with this Maque Choux! Corn is sautéed in bacon grease with great seasonings, along with other flavor enhancers.

    This recipe is perfect for summer, when corn season is at its peak. It will become the new star side dish at your cookouts and potlucks.

    Get the Recipe: Maque Choux

    10. Pineapple Salsa

    Pineapple salsa.

    Our Pineapple Salsa Recipe is going to be the new star of your summer menu. It’s sweet, refreshing, and is great for scooping or alongside a variety of meals.

    Get the Recipe: Pineapple Salsa

    11. Frijoles Negros

    Cuban black beans.

    These Cuban Black Beans, or Frijoles Negros, are the ultimate side dish you need if you want to master Cuban cooking.

    They’re a staple, along with rice, with all of their famously flavorful main dishes. But don’t worry, these black beans are so easy.

    Get the Recipe: Frijoles Negros

    12. Sopa de Fideo

    Sopa de fideo.

    Everyone’s favorite Tomato Soup gets an upgrade with noodles. Tomato Noodle Soup? You got it right. Sopa de Fideo is Mexico’s version of everyone’s beloved tomato soup.

    With its simple ingredients – thin noodles and a flavorful tomato broth – this dish is the epitome of comfort food.

    Get the Recipe: Sopa de Fideo

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    What to Serve with Fajitas (12 BEST Sides)

    Elevate your fajita night with the 12 best sides to complement this Mexican favorite. From refried beans to pineapple salsa, your meal will be a fiesta!


    • 2 cups water
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 cup basmati or jasmine rice
    • 1.5 Tbsp lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • ⅓ cup cilantro, chopped


    1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan.
    2. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook 20 minutes.
    3. While rice is cooking, mix oil, lime juice and cilantro in a small bowl.
    4. Once rice has finished cooking, remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then toss in cilantro lime mixture.

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