Fajita Vegetables, Simple & Delicious

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Fajita vegetables, basic sauteed onions and peppers, add fiber and flavor to many dishes. Make a big batch to enjoy throughout the week in bowls, wraps, salads, and sandwiches.


You might be familiar with Fajita Vegetables in terms of their showing up in a steaming, hot pan at your favorite Mexican restaurant or along the chow line at your local Chipotle. But, surprisingly, they are a very versatile vegetable side to include in any number of dishes.

As you know, most Sundays I spend a couple hours prepping food for the week, including a week’s worth of lunches for my husband to take to work on Monday morning. Fajita vegetables are often one of the components that I prepare. 

Not only are these delicious on quinoa or rice bowls, but they are also delicious to top salads, fold into burritos or tacos, slide into omelets, or serve in sandwiches. A variation is also a favorite topping for brats. They also make a very nice addition to fajitas, of course.

While the basics include onions and sliced sweet bell peppers, I’ve also been known to slip in sliced jalapenos, sliced mushrooms, or even some zucchini. Sauteed quickly in olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs, these veggies come together quickly and easily — and are great for making ahead of time.

If you haven’t made these, it’s time that you do so!


Fajita vegetables are great in any number of dishes. Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and use them in:

  • sandwiches
  • salads
  • quesadillas
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • rice bowls
  • pasta bowls
  • omelets
  • pizza

Chances are you can find no end of uses for fajita vegetables, without or without the fajitas.

This simple rendition favors oregano and cumin, but feel free to switch up the seasonings to suit the cuisine. A dash of soy sauce and sesame oil gives it an Asian flair while basil and crushed red pepper take it towards Italy. There’s really no end to the combinations.

Stock up on peppers when you see a sale. You can even freeze peppers to use later in the year. In the off-season, you can usually find julienned peppers in the freezer section of the grocery store.

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  1. Sounds delicious! Love the ideas for how to use them.
    Any thoughts on freezing these? Either before or after cooking?

  2. Why have I never thought to do this?! Great idea!

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