Fajita Veggies (Chipotle Copycat)


This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy.

Jump to Recipe

Fajita veggies that taste just like your Chipotle restaurant favorite! This is seriously the easiest recipe to make with just three main ingredients. And once you’re done, you can top them on everything!

Fajita veggies in a skillet with a slotted spoon.

Whenever I go to Chipotle I can’t not add fajita veggies to whatever it is I’m ordering. They’re crisp, tender, slightly caramelized, and have that perfect touch of oregano flavor. So good! And given that I’m a Chipotle regular customer (fun fact, their headquarters is just a few miles from me) I’m pretty confident that my version of fajita veggies is an exact replica of theirs.

But the best part about fajita veggies is how versatile they are. You can put them front and center of a build-your-own fajita spread, add them to burrito bowls, or pile them in tacos. And of course, they form the base of my chicken fajitas, shrimp fajitas, and steak fajitas (yes, I have a thing for fajitas).

Ingredients for fajita veggies on a table.

Fajita Veggies Ingredients

Since we’re mimicking Chipotle here, I’ll follow their ratio of bell peppers to onions, which is 3:2. So if you’ve got 3 cups of sliced bell peppers, you’d need 2 cups of sliced onion. Other than that, you just need a splash of oil, a dash of oregano, and a little salt, and pepper. Done!

  • Bell Peppers: I’m using green bell peppers, but feel free to use any color you’d like!
  • Onion: I love red onions for their vibrant color and subtle sweetness. But white or yellow onions work just fine.
  • Oregano: Did you know that dried oregano is actually more flavorful than fresh? It’s true! So if you’ve got some in your spice drawer you’re good to go (and yes, I forgot it in the ingredient photo above – doh!)
  • Olive Oil: Chipotle uses sunflower oil, but I prefer olive oil or avocado oil.
  • Salt and pepper: Just a little sprinkle is all you need.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

Slicing fajita veggie ingredients on a cutting board.

How To Make Fajita Veggies – Just Like Chipotle!

Using a cast iron pan or flat top griddle will give the veggies that delicious charred flavor. But if you don’t have either, a regular pan will do the trick. Then, you just need 15 minutes to whip this up! Here’s how to make it.

  • Prep the veggies. Slice the bell peppers in half, remove the seeds, and slice them into thin strips. Then do the same for the onion.
  • Sauté the veggies. On medium-high heat, sauté the sliced bell peppers and onion for about 7-10 minutes, until they’re perfectly caramelized.
  • Add in the spices. When the fajita veggies are almost done, sprinkle in the oregano, salt, and pepper, give it one last stir, and you’re done!

Ways To Use Fajita Veggies

Who doesn’t love a versatile dish! Here’s a few tasty ways to make the most of your fajita veggies.

  • Make it the star of your table. As part of an ultimate fajita spread with tortillas, avocado slices, salsa, and sour cream. Perfect for a crowd!
  • Add it to a burrito bowl. You can make a vegetarian burrito bowl, or beef it up with juicy carnitas or barbacoa on top of zesty cilantro lime rice.
  • Top it on tacos. Fajita veggies honestly taste amazing as a taco filling (along with cilantro and cotija cheese), topped on carne asada tacos, carnitas tacos, or barbacoa tacos.
  • Serve as a side dish. Busy week ahead? Fajita veggies make for the quickest sauteed side!
A skillet with fajita veggies next to a napkin.

Storage Options

This is a great recipe for meal prepping! It will stay good for up to 4-5 days in the fridge in a sealed container. Then reheat as needed – easy!

More Easy Mexican Recipes

The beauty of Mexican food is that it’s not overly complicated. It’s just simple whole foods and insanely flavorful spice blends. So if you love Mexican food as much as I do, I’ve got a full list of Mexican recipes for you, including these quick and easy favorites!

If you make these veggie fajitas, let me know how it turned out! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

Sauteeing fajita veggies in a skillet.

Fajita Veggies (Just Like Chipotle)

4.85 from 13 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


Crisp, tender fajita veggies that taste just like your Chipotle favorite! All you need are three main ingredients and a skillet for insanely delicious fajitas veggies.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large green bell peppers
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Slice the tops and bottoms off of the bell peppers, cut in half, remove the seeds, and then slice into thin strips.
  • Slice the onion into thin strips.
    Slicing onions on a cutting board for fajita veggies.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Add the sliced bell peppers and onion, and saute for 7-10 minutes, or until the veggies have softened and are starting to caramelize.
    Sauteeing fajita veggies in a pan.
  • When the fajita veggies are almost done, add the oregano, salt, and pepper, then stir for another minute.
    A skillet with sauteed fajita veggies

Lisa’s Tips

  • Need a good cast iron pan? I love my Staub cast iron pan. It’s perfect for quickly sauteing these veggies! 


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Fajita Vegetables, Fajita Veggies
Did you make this recipe?Mention @downshiftology or tag #downshiftology!

You May Also Like

About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before appearing on the site. Thank you for sharing your feedback!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. I love Chipotle so I always include these when I make Barbacoa or Carnitas for a special occasion. These make great tacos and taco bowls. Really simple to add this at the last minute.5 stars

  2. We loved this recipe! I did not have any green peppers so I used red instead and it came out so tasty. I paired it with the chicken fajita recipe and it was wonderful! These are both now in my rotation. 5 stars

  3. OMG – these veggies were the best and the easiest to make. Adding the oregano at the end – was the finishing touch. Will definitely use this every time I need sautéed veggies – thank you!!!5 stars

    1. I forgot to mention that all I had on hand, was Mexican Oregano….I see below this is what Chipotle actually uses :)5 stars

  4. Awesome recipe, but chipotle actually does not use pepper in their fajitas. just oregano and salt is all you need!5 stars

    1. Oh interesting, I asked my local Chipotle store and they said they do use pepper. I wonder if it varies based on location? But happy you love them as much as I do!

  5. Hiiii! Just a chipotle worker here, we actually use mexican oregano instead of regular. I’m not sure if the different but i just figured i’d let you know! Otherwise everything is spot on 💕4 stars

  6. Definitely keeping this as part of my weekly meal prep! Do you think they can be frozen if (that is a big IF) they don’t all get eaten? Thinking they can then be added to a soup or frittata?5 stars

  7. will be making this tomorrow after i come back from work can i use eggplant mushroom zucchini instead can i skip red bell pepper as am not a big fan of it perfect for my office snacks will dm you if i make this and let YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES THANKS RAMYA

    1. Too much oregano for my liking. Hubby didn’t seem to mind but I’ll use less next time. Thanks for sharing! 4 stars