Bring The Sizzle On National Fajita Day

Bring The Sizzle On National Fajita Day

Before fajitas even arrive at your restaurant table, they announce their presence with the signature sizzling sound. You can hear that sound over all the chatter, television volume, and kitchen clamor in the restaurant. The sound means one thing: deliciousness is on the way.

Fajitas are a classic Tex-Mex creation, inspired by Tejano cuisine in the southwest United States. The origin of the dish dates back to when ranch hands used to receive part of their pay in the form of a strip steak, but fajitas have evolved to become a combination of grilled vegetables, seafood, meat, and poultry. All of the sizzling items are wrapped in the steamed tortillas, serving as the vessels to transport all those flavors to your mouth.

The base of any great fajita recipe starts with a well-balanced marinade or spice mixture. And don’t go out and purchase a packet of fajita seasoning because it is most likely filled with excess sodium, dyes, chemical flavor enhancers, and it just won’t compare to the flavor of real spices and fresh ingredients. A great marinade, if you are using cauliflower or tempeh, begins with olive oil, fresh lime juice, liquid aminos, and a dash of freshly squeezed orange juice. The rest of the flavor will come from the spice rack. Chili powder, cumin, garlic powder (or freshly minced garlic), paprika, oregano, sea salt, pepper, and onion powder are the spices that you want to use for the marinade. Alternatively, you can season vegetables with these spices and eliminate the liquid base if you are only making veggie fajitas.

The beauty of fajitas is that it they can become a customizable buffet of tasty toppings and fillings. Make your own fresh pico de gallo salsa (recipe here), chunky guacamole (click here for recipe), and plate lime wedges and the vessels of your choice. You can use tortillas, collard leaves, or lettuce leaves.

National Fajita Day wouldn’t be complete without some tasty recipes for you to make. Ready your spices and prepare to chow down because deliciousness is coming to you by way of these fajita recipes.

Sheet Pan Cauliflower Tortillas


If you are craving some fajitas but want to try and make them a little healthier, this is the recipe you’ve been looking for.

Click here to make the recipe.

Vegetarian Mushroom Fajitas With A Kick


The flavor of the fajitas come from the bold marinade. You can leave the vegetables in the marinade for a longer time, if you like, to really absorb the flavors. If you have signature salsa that you make, go ahead and use it as a topping!

Click here to make the recipe.