I really like Mexican food (ok, I’m obsessed with it!). A lot of my favorite meals have a Mexican theme, and this steak fajita salad is one of my favorites! It is really easy to make and can transform leftover beef (almost any cut) into a stellar meal. This is great for dinner or lunch (I’ve even had it for breakfast!) or as a to-go meal (just stick in a big container or plastic bag and toss/shake with salsa before eating)
I’ve also found that making this as a mason jar salad is a great way to bring it along for a meal on the go. To do this, layer the cooked meat and vegetables at the bottom, then add any toppings like cheese or sour cream (if using) and then the lettuce and mixed greens.
I typically make several days worth of these salads in mason jars and keep in the refrigerator for simple lunches on busy days. As long as you layer correctly, and keep the meat and salsa on the bottom.
Steak Fajita Salad
Yield 4 -6
- skirt steak, flank steak or similar cut, thinly sliced-about 1/2 lb per person raw weight
- 3-4 bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 3 onions, thinly sliced
- 2-3 hot peppers (optional, I use Chili, Anaheim or Jalapeño)
- spices: garlic, cilantro, cumin, pepper
- lettuce, spinach or mixed greens
- 2 avocados
- Optional: Salsa, sour cream, cheese, fresh chopped peppers
- Thinly slice raw steak (or cooked leftover beef) and toss into pre-heated pan (or Wok) with oil or butter.
- When meat is almost cooked, add onion, peppers and spices and cook until done.
- Put fajita stir fry over greens and top with avocado slices and salsa
- Add cheese or sour cream if desired.
If you’re also a fan of Mexican food, try these simple homemade versions that are staples in our home:
- Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Meat
- Fajita Chicken Salad
- Cumin Taco Scramble
- Huevos Rancheros (Mexican Ranch-style eggs for breakfast? Yes please!)
- Chipotle Style Burrito Bowls
I’ve also found that making my own Taco Seasoning and Fajita Seasoning is a simple way to save money and avoid the additives, MSG and other unnecessary chemicals in store bought seasonings. I also always have these on hand when I need them and can easily add them to omelets, stir frys and casseroles to add flavor and nutrients to any recipe.
What’s your favorite Mexican dish? Share below!