Sheet Pan Vegetable Fajitas with Avocado Cilantro Cream Sauce // An easy weeknight sheet pan vegetarian fajita recipe with avocado cream sauce.
There are very few dinners that everyone in my house will agree on. Couple that with everyone getting home late from work, and practice, and lessons, dinner can be a free-for-all. I love to cook, but I don’t love the weeknight dinner struggle. I do love everyone sitting around my table and catching up from the day. So I make the effort. I make dinner and hope for the best.
We used to eat out a lot before we moved to Germany. More often than not, if we did have a crazy day, we would grab Chipotle or Panera or something like that. Not super healthy, but not the worst either. That isn’t something that exists here in Germany. Fast-casual isn’t really a thing. It’s either a three-hour European meal or a Doner box from the stand down the road. Even before I stopped eating meat, I didn’t eat doner, so I’ve really had to get good at the weeknight meal.
I have really embraced the sheet pan meal. You can prep it ahead of time, and then dump it on a foil-lined sheet pan and dinner is no big deal and the clean-up minimal. I’ve made a chicken version of this for years and years. Here is my take on a vegetable fajita for the sheet pan. I don’t bother to marinade the vegetables ahead of time, although you absolutely could, because the dressing that goes on after it is cooked adds everything I need it to. It is bright and fresh and just a little sweet. I make this dressing all the time. I use it for salads, marinades, make cilantro rice with it, so many things.
Today, it serves two purposes. The first to season the avocado cream sauce, and second to drizzle over the fajitas when you serve them. I often skip the tortillas, and just make myself a big salad. I can usually get away with just beans for the protein, but sometimes I throw a couple of chicken breasts on the pan for the kids. The beauty of meals like this are how flexible they are.
I’ve also used leftovers to make some pretty delicious nachos.
What meal do you make when the weeknights are crazy?