Is there anything more thrilling than a plate of sizzling fajitas? In terms of casual dining showmanship, fajitas are up there with onion volcanoes and tableside caesar salads. Now, you may not own one of those little skillets or a matching wooden trivet, but making fajitas at home is still very fun. And the most fun part—if it isn’t filling a dining room with aromatic meat smoke—is deciding how to top them. Here’s our guide to the best fajita toppings.
You can’t have fajitas without a ramekin of sour cream on your little condiments plate. We even have a Mexican crema on this list—perfect for drizzling.
If you don’t eat dairy, don’t worry—you don’t have to forgo sour cream with your fajitas. Just pick one of the best vegan sour creams and you’re golden.
Fajitas can be pretty darn healthy if you play your cards right. Greek yogurt is a great low-cal sour cream substitute—cool, creamy, and it even has that nice tang!
Yes, we are suggesting you put ranch dressing on fajitas. No, we are not perverts. We’re talking about chipotle ranch, specifically. It’s smoky and creamy and makes a great topping for fajitas.
Green salsa is tangy and savory and tastes great with grilled chicken or steak. Pick a green guy from this list and add it to your list of fajitas toppings.
There’s so, so much red salsa at the grocery store, but we’ve found the best red salsa, whether you like the refrigerated kind or the shelf-stable jarred kind. Might as well pick up some of the best tortilla chips while you’re at it.
Crack open a can of corn. Mix it with some Rotel. Voila! Corn salsa. Just make sure you buy the best canned corn.
Fact: Everything is better with queso, and that goes for fajitas, too. If you’ve never had liquid cheese as a topping for fajitas, you’re missing out.
When you’re at a restaurant, do you ever use refried beans as a base for the rest of your fajita fixins? Well, it’s a real pro move. Give it a shot.
Add some fiber to your fajitas toppings with a sprinkle of the best black beans. Some of these come pre-seasoned and they’re realllly tasty.
If you want your fajitas to sizzle (your tongue), top them with the best hot sauce. There’s an extra hot habanero hot sauce on this list that’s one of the best fajitas toppings.
Have you noticed that restaurants never give you enough cheese with your fajitas? Well, pick up a bag of the best shredded cheese for fajitas and use as much as you want for a change.
Not into dairy? Try one of our top vegan shredded cheese picks, like Violife’s Cheddar Shreds or their Mexican-Style Shreds.
Yes, it’s called “taco” sauce, but it works as a fajitas topping, too. We found some really interesting ones in our taste test.
They’re salty. They’re packed with good fats. They taste great fajitas toppings on fully loaded fajitas. We have some pre-sliced ones on our list to make things even easier.