Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls

Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

We’ve really been enjoying our end of summer garden produce with as many salads as possible before winter! We just got back from an amazing trip to Iceland where we did our best to eat healthy. But there were definitely at least 2 days where neither one of us had either a fruit of veggie.

Circumstances can get interesting while you’re traveling, and we’ve been craving fresh veggies like crazy since coming home. We ate lots of cooked veggies in the last few weeks, but not a single salad. And I’ll have to say I came home extra grateful for the simple things like a stove that doesn’t run out of fuel. Or for a kitchen sink to easily wash veggies and make a salad!

Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

We love sheet pan dinners, but it’s taken me a couple of years to make the connection that I could use the whole sheet pan method for salads as well.

Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

The chicken and veggies get roasted together with spices all on one sheet pan.

Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

While everything is roasting, you assemble the salad and make the dressing.

Once the chicken and veggies are cool enough to handle, chop/slice the chicken up and arrange/toss the salad together.

Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

This recipe is also awesome for salad jars. You simple layer in the ingredients starting with the dressing, then veggies and chicken, then cherry tomatoes and lettuce. I like to store the pumpkin seeds separately so they remain crunchy, and add the avocado right before I eat the salad jar.

Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

I have lots of upcoming fall yumminess planned, and if you have any requests, be sure and let me know! But before those vine ripe tomatoes disappear for another season, be sure and try this salad out because it’s just packed with flavor.

5.0 from 11 reviews
Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 4 large salads
Ingredients
Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies:
  • 1 pkg boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 1½ pounds
  • 2 red bell peppers, 1 pound
  • 2 red onions, 1½ pounds
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Salad Ingredients:
  • 8 cups chopped romaine, washed and dried
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes, I used orange Sungolds
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced or diced
  • ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
Cilantro Dressing:
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt, or season to taste
  • 2 Teaspoons honey mustard
  • ⅔ cup avocado oil, or olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the bell peppers by coring them, slicing in half, and removing the seeds. Then slice them into ¼-1/2" slices lengthwise. For the onions, cut off both ends, and peel away the tough outer layer. Slice them in half from the top to the bottom, and lay the halves flat side down on the cutting board. Cut across them into ¼-1/2" half moon shaped slices.
  3. Place the chicken and prepared veggies on the lined baking sheet. Mix together the spices and sprinkle them over the top. Toss lightly to mix, and place in the oven to roast for 20-25 minutes, or until the veggies are crisp tender, and the chicken is no longer pink.
  4. While the chicken and veggies roast, prepare the salad ingredients, and place them into a large serving bowl.
  5. For the dressing place all the ingredients into a blender except the oil, and blend on low until combined. Drizzle in the avocado oil with the blender running until the dressing is completely emulsified, but with small pieces of cilantro remaining.
  6. When the chicken and veggies are done, remove them from the oven. When they're cool enough to handle, cube/slice up the chicken and arrange them over the top of the salad, or toss the warm chicken and veggies together with the salad ingredients.
  7. Serve immediately with the dressing on the side, or toss as much as you'd like together with the salad.
Notes
The dressing recipe makes about 1 cup of dressing, and can be used on any salad of your choice as well.
To make this recipe into salad jars, layer ¼ cup of dressing each into 4-32oz quart mason jars. Then top evenly with ¼ of the veggies and chicken into each jar. And finally top the chicken and veggies with cherry tomatoes and divide the lettuce evenly. Secure the lids and store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Add the pumpkin seeds and avocado when you're ready to eat the salad.


This recipe was first posted by Get Inspired Everyday! All content is Copyright Protected - ©2013 - 2016 Get Inspired Everyday!. All Rights Reserved.

 

36 Comments on “Sheet Pan Fajita Salad Bowls”

    1. Thanks so much! There’s never enough veggies when you’re eating out of a cooler and away from grocery stores for so long!

  1. You had meet at fajitas, plus I just love a good sheet pan meal. Definitely a good recipe for weekend meal prep, whether you eat it as a salad bowl or by adding some extra starchy vegetables or rice on the side.

  2. Wow, these photos are so vibrant and mouth-watering!!! I love the idea of the sheet pan fajitas as a prep for an awesome salad bowl. Delicious, easy, and healthy!!!

  3. This looks absolutely delish. I love easy to prep meals. And I totally relate to being vegetable starved while traveling. I live in Northern California where we get the freshest produce ever. I’m so making this salad this week.

    1. You’re definitely lucky to live near so much great produce, we have great produce here too, but it’s only for a few months a year!

  4. It sounds like you’ve had an incredible trip! Loved your photos of Iceland. I can totally relate to the feeling of craving vegetables after traveling! We love to get away, but it’s always great to come back to home-cooked food. Great recipe–who doesn’t love those fajita flavours!

Leave a Reply

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

Rate this recipe: