Make your own authentic Mexican Fajitas with a zingy side salsa

Published Friday, Mar 14 2014, 18:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
We love fajitas, they always go down a storm with the family and they're really easy to put together.

This particular recipe uses tender beef strips and combines it with a yummy Mexican marinade, which even includes a drop of grapefruit juice - giving it a cooling but tangy finish.

Serve with the homemade sunny salsa for a successful Saturday night dinner.

Fajitas and sunny salsa

© Florida Grapefruit


  • 4 tablespoons squeezed Florida grapefruit juice
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1teaspoons all-purpose seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, seeds removed and cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 450g lean beef, cut into strips
  • 8 tortillas
  • 1 avocado, peeled and stone removed
  • 120ml reduced-fat sour cream
  • 75g cheddar cheese, grated
  • For the sunny salsa:
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 mild chillies, seeds removed and finely diced
  • Fresh chopped coriander
  • 1/2 Florida grapefruit, peeled and finely chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1teaspoon lime juice and water


1 In a large food bag, combine the grapefruit and lime juices, salt and pepper, all-purpose seasoning and 1tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the beef, seal the bag, and squeeze the marinade together so that it covers the meat. Put in the fridge for a few hours to marinate.

2 Add all the salsa ingredients to a bowl, mix and set aside.

3 Heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet pan. Cook the peppers and onion until soft and brown, then add the beef strips and cook until browned. Place in a serving dish together.

4 Heat the tortillas according to the pack instructions.

5 Slice the avocado lengthways and place in a serving dish and put the sour cream grated cheese in dishes.

6 Place everything on the table so everyone can dig in.

Prep Time

10 minutes (plus marinating time)

Cook Time

8 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Try these other Mexican recipes:
Mini Chicken & Apple Quesadillas
Spicy Chicken Enchilada Wraps
Tabbouleh Salad
Oven Baked Potato Tortilla