Fajita Veggies (Chipotle Copycat)

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An easy recipe for grilled Fajita Veggies, just like they make at the Chipotle restaurant. Colorful, tender-crisp, and healthy, these grilled veggies are ready in minutes. And you can add in your other favorite vegetables, too!

Life Pro Tip: You can add the grilled fajita veggies to your order at Chipotle any time for no extra charge.

But even better, you can whip up your own giant batch in 15 minutes or less. You can add other quick-cooking vegetables, too (like zucchini, mushrooms, or tomatoes) any time for no extra charge.

The standard version is only 5 ingredients (including olive oil and salt) and so good, you really don’t need anything else.

An easy recipe for grilled Fajita Veggies, just like they make at the Chipotle restaurant. Colorful, tender-crisp, and healthy, these grilled veggies are ready in minutes. And you can add in your other favorite vegetables, too!

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What are the Fajita Veggies at Chipotle?

Chipotle’s grilled veggies are a mixture of bell peppers and onions with salt and oregano.

  • You can use any color of bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, green).
  • You can use any color of onions (red, yellow, white).
  • You can use fresh or dried oregano (Chipotle uses dried).
  • You can use Italian or Mexican oregano (Chipotle uses Mexican).

An easy recipe for grilled Fajita Veggies, just like they make at the Chipotle restaurant. Colorful, tender-crisp, and healthy, these grilled veggies are ready in minutes. And you can add in your other favorite vegetables, too!

How do you sautΓ© vegetables for fajitas?

Get the pan really hot, until the oil is shimmering and almost smoking. Add your vegetables and spices and toss quickly in the skillet for 5 to 7 minutes. The vegetables should be tender-crisp and still bright in color.

Chipotle uses rice branΒ oil, but you can use olive oil (or anything else you like) and toss with finely chopped fresh or dried oregano.

An easy recipe for grilled Fajita Veggies, just like they make at the Chipotle restaurant. Colorful, tender-crisp, and healthy, these grilled veggies are ready in minutes. And you can add in your other favorite vegetables, too!

How to Cut Bell Peppers

You probably already know how to cutΒ bell peppers, but just in case you want to see how other people do it, here’s my process:

  1. Slice off the top and bottom
  2. Cut the pepper in half
  3. Remove the seeds
  4. Cut it into neat little strips.

I find this very therapeutic.

A four-photo collage of the process to cut the bell peppers. In the first photo, the ends are cut from the bell pepper. The second shows the bell pepper set on the bamboo cutting board and being cut in half. The third shows the seeds and pith being removed from the half, and the fourth shows the peppers being cut into strips using a chef's knife.

What is in Fajita Seasoning?

I make my own Fajita Seasoning blend with a mix of chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.

And if you’re something a little more carnivorous, be sure to check out my Chicken Fajitas recipe!

Fajita veggies in a black skillet.

Fajita Veggies (Chipotle Copycat)

An easy recipe for grilled Fajita Veggies, just like they make at the Chipotle restaurant. Colorful, tender-crisp, and healthy, these grilled veggies are ready in minutes. And you can add in your other favorite vegetables, too!
Author: Meggan Hill
4.96 from 69 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 8 servings (¼ cup each)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 74

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 large green peppers stemmed, cored, and sliced
  • 1 large red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano finely chopped, or ½ teaspoon dried
  • Salt

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering. Add peppers, onions, oregano, and salt to taste (I like ½ teaspoon).
  • Cook, tossing occasionally, until slightly softened but still tender-crisp, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (¼ cup each)Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 157IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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  1. This is so good and I make it often!! But curious as I’m counting calories now, how many servings does this make? I see 74kcal but curious how big a serving is. Thanks!!5 stars

    1. Hi Christine, thank you for the question! It makes about 2 cups total – 1/4 cups servings each (depending on the size of the bell peppers and onions, it may vary some). Take care! – Meggan

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