Vegetarian Fajitas

No Meat? No Impact? No Problem!!

Fajitas are an easy way to get fresh veggies into your diet, and if you’re trying to cut back on (or cut out completely) meat, then this flexible recipe should be on your next meal plan!  Unlike tacos or other Tex-Mex fair, fajitas are all about clean and surprisingly simple flavor combos that are easy and classics.  The only way you’ll miss the meat is if you tell yourself you do!

Vegetarian Fajitas: (Sizzling Skillet optional 😀 )

Vegetarian Fajitas

Equipment:

  • Large saute pan, spatula, knife, cutting board, stove

Ingredients:

  • 2 red and 2 green bell peppers, cored and cut into strips
  • 4-5 shiitake mushrooms, cut into strips
  • 3 small yellow onions, cut into 1/4″ slivers
  • 1+ diced jalapeno (more to taste)
  • 4 cloves roughly chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)
  • Grated cheddar and jack (optional)
  • Evoo
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In the large saute pan, drizzle about 2 Tbsp of evoo and heat the oil over med. high heat.  Add the onions and give them a generous pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper.  Saute for 2-3 mins and then add the garlic and jalapeno.  Cook another minute.
  2. Add the mushrooms and all of the spices.  Cook another 3-5 mins or until the mushrooms are sweating and the onions are soft and clear.
  3. Add the sliced peppers to the pan and saute until the peppers reach you desired cooking level (I like mine to still have a little bite to them but be soft, or about 10 minutes).  Stir in the cilantro.  Serve over steamed tortillas and top with cheese.
  4. ENJOY!!
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2 thoughts on “Vegetarian Fajitas

    • Thanks! And you’re absolutely right. It was really quick to make up and I like the lighter seasoning on fajitas – especially when I have to eat them 4-5 times throughout the week. It’s a little nicer on the indigestion than the seasonings a Friday-night taco binge demands 🙂

      I officially went veg a couple weeks ago, but I haven’t posted too much because my first couple weeks as a vegetarian have been plagued with crappy cooking 😦 Your sweet potato burritos were one of my few success stories recently!

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