Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables
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Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables

These Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables are so easy to make you will never go back to traditional fajitas again.  The combination of the air fryer and paprika give these fajitas a nice charred, fresh from the grill flavor without even having to go outside! Pair these with your favorite protein, or use them alone to make your best ever homemade fajitas.

What are the ingredients in these Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables?

  • Onions – white, yellow or sweet onions would all work great with these fajitas
  • Bell peppers– use any combination of peppers that you prefer.  I used 3 red bell peppers, two yellow bell peppers and one green bell pepper.  The red, orange and yellow bell peppers are much sweeter than green bell peppers, so choose your mixture to meet your preferences.
  • Olive oil
  • Chili powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground coriander
  • Cherry tomatoes– you don’t want to substitute chopped regular tomatoes for the cherry tomatoes in this dish as they will be more likely to break down and put too much liquid in your dish.
Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables

How do you make Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables?

The beauty of these fajitas is just how unbelievably easy they are to make.  The air fryer allows these fajitas to be made in almost no time.  The combo of the air fryer and the seasonings gives this air fryer version the flavor of freshly grilled fajitas with only a fraction of the effort.

To make these fajitas, start by preparing your veggies.  Peel, halve and thinly slice the onions.  Core and thinly slice the bell peppers.  Halve the cherry tomatoes and set aside.

Place the onions and peppers in a large bowl.  Add the olive oil and toss well to coat.  In a small bowl combine the chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder and ground coriander.  Sprinkle over the peppers and onions and stir well until the veggies are evenly coated.

Preheat the air fryer to 400.  Add the peppers and onions to the air fryer for 10 minutes, toss and then cook for an additional 10 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and stir well to combine.  Cook for 5 more minutes and then remove from the air fryer.  And that’s it.  All the flavor of complicated fajitas, with just about no hands on time.

What Veggies go in Fajitas?

We made these fajita veggies for the air fryer using tri-colored bell peppers, onions and cherry tomatoes. Portobello or Baby Bella Mushrooms would also work great if you are a mushroom fan.

How to Slice Veggies For Fajitas

For fajitas, veggies are typically cut into thin strips for even cooking and assembly.

How to top these Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables?

One of the best parts of fajitas is how easy they are to make your own.  I usually serve these much like traditional fajitas by setting out a bunch of toppings and letting everyone top their own fajitas the way they like.  Here are some things you may like to include:

  • Flour tortillas–I like to serve these with smaller tortillas to make them easier to pick up, especially for kids, but you can certainly serve these with larger wraps if that is your preference.
  • Cheese- shredded sharp cheddar cheese or crumbled cotija will both be amazing when served with these fajitas.
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salsa or taco sauce
  • Lime wedges to squeeze
  • Hot sauce
  • If you wanted to add some protein you could also have strips of chicken, steak or some beans.

If you like these Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables, here are some other recipes you may enjoy:

  • This creamy cajun pasta is super easy to make in the Instant pot and has a lot of the same flavors of these fajitas
  • This spicy jalapeno cheese bread is perfect for those who like a bit of heat.  Add some of your extra fajita veggies to a slice of this, top with some cheese, melt and have a delicious fajita flavored grilled cheese.
  • Let your air fryer do double duty with this smoked queso dip that is made in the air fryer.
  • These air fryer stuffed poblano peppers are a spicy twist on traditional stuffed peppers that are much faster and easier to make.
  • This easy tortilla soup is super-fast to make in the Instant Pot.  Also, like these fajitas is vegan as written.

Can these air fryer veggie fajitas be made in advance?

Yes, these fajitas keep very well.  Store the leftover fajita veggies in an airtight container in the fridge.  They will keep well for 3-4 days.  Simply reheat and serve making them perfect for meal prep for the week.

Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables

Air Fryer Fajita Vegetables

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 onions halved, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 mixed bell peppers cut into strips
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved

Optional, to serve:

  • Small flour tortillas
  • Grated cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salsa
  • Taco sauce


  • Place the onions and bell peppers in a large bowl. Add the olive oil and toss well to coat. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder and ground coriander. Sprinkle the seasonings over the peppers and onions. Toss well until the veggies are evenly coated.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Add the peppers and onions for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. When the cooking time is done, add the comatose, toss and cook for an additional 5 minutes at 400.
  • Remove from the fryer and serve with your chosen toppings.
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