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    Make your Mexican recipes pop with these fajita veggies copycat recipe of the famous Chipotle side. Fresh, flavorful, and easy to make.

    These Chipotle style vegetables can be used in anything from bowls to burritos and make a perfect side to just about anything!

    Wooden spoon mixing cooking peppers and onions in a pan

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    This post was originally published on August 19, 2021.

    I love making sides that we can use all week in all the things. Add this fajita vegetables recipe to a Chipotle style burrito bowl for an easy and healthy dinner!


    Fajita veggies are so simple, yet add so much flavor to any dish. Seriously, I use them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

    They can stand alone as a simple side dish, taste great over a bed of rice and beans, or go well in endless recipes. You only need a few simple items to make this tasty fajita veggies recipe:

    • Bell peppers
    • Onions
    • Veggie fajitas seasoning – chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper
    • Lime juice

    Ingredients needed to make Mexican spiced fajita veggies on a wooden surface

    How to Make Fajita Veggies

    Making these fajita peppers and onions is almost too easy! Here’s what to do:

    1. Sauté the peppers, onions, salt and spices.
    2. Add lime juice and enjoy!

    Pan with sliced peppers and onions being mixed with a wooden spoon.

    Sliced peppers and onion cooking in a pan on a checkered towel.

    How to Make Veggie Fajitas

    We love making these sheet pan fajitas, but these Chipotle fajita veggies make an excellent filling for all kinds of homemade fajitas including vegetarian fajitas or meat based! Prep all the topping options and let everyone build their own with:

    More Ways to Use Fajita Vegetables

    These Chipotle veggies also make a great addition to any of these plant based recipes:

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    Preparation and Storage Tips

    • Any bell peppers will work. For the most color, use a mix of green, red and yellow.
    • The best onions for fajitas are red, yellow, or white onions.
    • Slice the fajita onions and peppers in uniform sizes so they cook evenly.
    • Make up the fajita seasoning in advance to save time! Just mix up the dry spices and store in an airtight container until you are ready to use.
    • You can also pre-wash and cut the peppers ahead of time. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
    • These fajita vegetables also reheat really well, so make extra for meal prep!
    • Store the cooked veggies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.

    Common Questions

    What are fajitas?

    Fajitas are a dish popular in TexMex cuisine consisting of meat, peppers, onions, tortillas, and toppings served in a sizzling cast iron pan. Fajitas are served deconstructed so the diner may build their own taco-like creation.

    What are fajita toppings?

    Generally, fajitas are served with cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and lettuce.

    What are chipotle fajita veggies?

    The restaurant chain offers peppers and onions that have been cooked in seasonings as one of their toppings. This fajita veggie recipe recreates their flavors.

    What is fajita seasoning made of?

    Each recipe varies slightly, but most fajita seasoning contains at least: chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, ground black pepper, and salt.

    Are peppers and onions good for you?

    Yes they are, they’re low in calories and pack in healthy vitamins. Peppers are great sources of vitamins A and C, as well as good providers of fiber, potassium, and folic acid. In addition to offering vitamin C and potassium, onions are rich in B vitamins and antioxidants.

    How long are peppers and onions good for?

    Whole bell peppers can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 to 2 weeks. Onions keep well in a cool dark place for over a month. Once cooked, the peppers and onions will last for 3-5 days when store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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    Fajita Veggies (Chipotle Copycat)

    Sophia DeSantis

    Make your Mexican recipes pop with these fajita veggies copycat recipe of the famous Chipotle side. Fresh, flavorful, and easy to make.


    Prep Time 10 mins

    Cook Time 10 mins

    Total Time 20 mins

    Course 30 Minutes or Less, Side Dish

    Cuisine Mexican

    Servings 6

    Calories 19 kcal


    US CustomaryMetric



    • 10 ounces peppers of choice (I used green, red and yellow) , sliced (about 1 ½ average sized peppers)
    • 3 ounces onions (red, yellow or white) , sliced (about ½ average onion)
    • ½ -1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • ½ teaspoon cumin
    • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
    • Drizzle of oil for sautéing , optional (can also use broth if oil free)
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice


    • Sauté the peppers, onions, salt and spices until just cooked. About 10 minutes.

    • Remove from heat and add the lime juice. Combine to incorporate.

    • Serve with anything!


    • Add lime and salt to meet your preference.

    Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.


    Calories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 181mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 360IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg

    Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.

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