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What sort of side dishes for fajitas?

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VivaLeBeaver Sun 02-Mar-14 17:22:07

Dd wants fajitas at her birthday party. I rarely cook them, haven't for years. She says she'd like it where there's lots of different stuff you can pick and choose to add to your fajita.

So if I do the basic chicken fajita in sauce stuff what other stuff apart from cheese can you add to them?

Should I make my own sauce or is the El Paso stuff as good?

Clearlymisunderstood Sun 02-Mar-14 17:24:00

Peppers, onions, mushrooms, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa.
I use the El Paso or discovery seasoning have never attempted my own

TheArmadillo Sun 02-Mar-14 17:25:14

Fresh salsa - diced tomatoes, red or spring onions, fresh coriander, then either peppers or chillies


Grated cheese


Sour cream

Sauteed peppers (or raw sliced ones)

FlyingGoose Sun 02-Mar-14 17:25:22

Refried beans, sweetcorn.

ctrlaltdel Sun 02-Mar-14 17:25:30

Refried beans
Jalapeños (if they don't mind spicy food!)

VivaLeBeaver Sun 02-Mar-14 17:31:11

Thanks, that's loads of ideas.

Do you reheat the refried beans?

LurkingNineToFive Sun 02-Mar-14 17:34:29

You can do nachos to go with them. Grill them with cheese and coriander.

Inselaffe Sun 02-Mar-14 17:34:47

How about different types of wraps to bulk out the selection, e.g. white and wholemeal or flavoured?

Limes to squeeze over and extra coriander to add?

I heat the beans but I don't know if you're meant to.

Earlybird Sun 02-Mar-14 17:36:49

black beans good also, and personally, i prefer then to refried beans.

mexican rice also good.

Spherical Sun 02-Mar-14 17:37:25

I prefer chilli kidney beans which you can buy in tins at supermarket to refried beans.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 02-Mar-14 17:44:41

Nachos sounds yummy.

Will heat the refried beans and do some rice and different types of tortillas.

Have ordered a nice tortilla warmer from Amazon. grin

MrsBartowski Sun 02-Mar-14 17:48:19

I do potato wedges with ours smile

What a great idea.

I'd do - chicken fajitas / Quorn fajitas if any veggies (both with onions and peppers)

bowl of shredded lettuce

sweetcorn (shove in microwave because it's horrible cold)

grated cheese

soured cream

homemade guacamole (not that dd2 would eat that tbh)

homemade tomato salsa

some Mexican-esque rice

tortilla chips

a plate of cucumber batons, carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes

Oh and virgin margaritas! smile

somedizzywhore1804 Sun 02-Mar-14 17:59:46

Don't go old El Paso- google Jamie Oliver's fajitas. They're fecking amazing. So much better than packet stuff and bloody delicious.

How about corn on the cobs with lime, chilli and some grated hard cheese over the top as a side? Delish grin

VivaLeBeaver Sun 02-Mar-14 18:00:06

Oooh, I have a cocktail shaker I could put to use and make some mocktails for them.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 02-Mar-14 18:02:22

Jamie Olver recipe looks simple, think I'll have a trial run this week. Thanks.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 02-Mar-14 18:03:11

I could make the salsa and guacamole earlier that day couldn't I?

Spherical Sun 02-Mar-14 18:06:42

Yes, keep the avocado stone in the guacamole until ready to serve to stop it going too black.

jojane Sun 02-Mar-14 18:08:23

Guacamole will go brown, think if you put the avocado stone in until ready to serve it stops it going brown

I do
Chicken, peppers. Mushrooms, onions, courgettes, carrot etc in fajita spices
Sour cream
Potato wedges

curiousgeorgie Sun 02-Mar-14 18:10:11

We do..

Wraps & tacos

Chilli (mince)

And everyone just makes their own..

I'd mix up the rest of the guac ingredients the day before andthen mash in the avocado just before serving.

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