When it comes to topping off fajitas, keep it classic -- a colorful trio of white onions, red, and green bell pepper is all you need for an authentic, Tex-Mex masterpiece! This is a quick and easy recipe for getting Fajita Veggies from the stovetop to the table in less than 10 minutes.
HOW TO MAKE FAJITA VEGGIES
This colorful vegetable trio comes together quick and easy on the stovetop in just three easy steps:
- Add oil to a large pan.
- Add the veggies, salt, and pepper.
- Sauté, stirring often, for about 8 minutes.
- White or Yellow Onion
- Green Bell Pepper
- Red Bell Pepper
- Salt and Pepper
The ingredient list is very flexible in what can be subbed in or out! You can use just about any color onion or bell pepper you like. The same goes for the oil -- olive oil, avocado oil, canola...they all work just fine with this cooking method.
WANT TO MAKE VEGGIE FAJITA TACOS?
If you want to bulk up your vegetable mix to make it heartier for a vegetarian taco, add 1 (8-ounce) package of sliced button mushrooms!
If you plan to add mushrooms to the mix, you'll likely need to add an extra tablespoon of oil and cook for a few minutes longer. You'll know the mushrooms are done once they are tender and slightly browned.
HOW TO CUT VEGETABLES FOR FAJITAS
Whether the Fajita Veggies are served in ring or strip form is your choice. Below are detailed instructions for cutting both the pepper and the onions into the desired shape:
HOW TO CUT A BELL PEPPER INTO RINGS (OR STRIPS):
To begin, you'll lay the pepper on its side, slice off the stem end, and pull out the core and seeds.
FOR BELL PEPPER RINGS...
Position the pepper on your cutting board laying it lengthwise on its most stable side and cut it into ¼" rings.
FOR BELL PEPPER STRIPS...
To cut into strips, cut the pepper in half lengthwise, lay each half flat on the cutting board and slice it into strips.
HOW TO CUT AN ONION INTO RINGS (OR SLICES):
To begin, you'll slice off the stem end of the onion and peel off the paper.
FOR ONION RINGS...
Slice off a small piece off of the side of the onion, just enough so that you can stabilize on your cutting board and slice into ¼" rings.
FOR ONIONS SLICES...
Lay the onion cut side down and cut it in half, through the route. Lay each half flat on the cutting board and slice into strips.
We use these same techniques for our crockpot chicken fajitas!
MORE TOPPINGS FOR FAJITAS
If you want more awesome toppings in addition to the traditional Fajita Veggies, add any of the following items to your list!
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Pico de Gallo
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU USE FAJITA VEGGIES ON?
Fajita Veggies are for more than just topping off Fajita Tacos!
Use them as a topper for Fajita Nachos, on just about any taco recipe, or even cheesesteak sandwiches, and you can even add them to the inside of quesadillas or burritos.
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A simple veggie combination of peppers and onions, perfect for topping off your fajitas!
- 2 tablespoons canola or avocado oil
- 1 white or yellow onion cut into ¼" rings
- 1 red bell pepper stemmed, seeded and cut into ¼" rings
- 1 green bell pepper stemmed, seeded and cut into ¼" rings
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- Generous pinch of black pepper
Place a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil.
Add the onions and peppers. Sprinkle with Kosher salt and black pepper, and sauté for 7-10 minutes, until softened.
Remove from the heat and serve!