I love spicy food, but I can’t say that my family always agrees with me! Our local Mexican restaurant runs hot, so no one ever wants to go there except me! Luckily, I’ve learned how to make the Mexican food I crave at home in my own kitchen. This is perfect because I can control the spice level and make sure that every ingredient is something I want to be eating. Case in point, tortillas. These Paleo chicken fajitas do just fine without them. While fajitas are typically served with a bread-element at a restaurant, this homemade Paleo version skips out on the flour with a creamy chili mayo instead.
What Are Fajitas?
Fajitas are a tex-mex dish, referring to strips of grilled meat with onions and bell peppers. The term was first used in the 1930s, and referred to the chopped meat that went into tacos. The term literally means little strips of skirt steak but these days, fajitas can also be made with chicken or different cuts of beef.
Fajitas were popularized by restaurants in Texas and Arizona and now, they can be found on menus all across the United States. In most restaurants, fajitas are served in a sizzling hot skillet with tortillas, or sometimes rice, on the side.
DIY Mayo – Is It Worth the Time?
Some people always have a jar of mayo in their fridge. My mom is not one of them. She cooks with mayo so infrequently that she doesn’t bother to keep it around. If this sounds like you, don’t just run out and grab the first jar of mayo you see at the store.
Most store-bought mayo is not Paleo, and many of them have all sorts of additives and preservatives. You can certainly buy Paleo mayo (like this brand from Amazon), but you can also make your own and control the ingredients.
If you have a blender, or even a food processor, it isn’t hard to whip up a batch of homemade mayo. The hardest part is making sure to add the oil slowly. If you want to give it a try, here are two recipes to guide you: Simple Paleo Mayo and Paleo Coconut Mayo.
More Mexican-Inspired Paleo Dishes to Enjoy
There is so much to love about Mexican food, from tacos, to enchiladas, to the deep and mysterious mole sauce. Get a taste of the variety of Mexican food with these Paleo-friendly recipes. You just might find a new favorite!