Whether you are looking to cook for vegetarian guests or want to cut back on your meat intake, veggie fajitas are always a reliable dinner option.
You can ramp up the spice to make it hot or choose ingredients like sour cream or guacamole to cool it down. Not to mention it is fun and communal!
This recipe from The Last Food Blog is packed with flavour, nutritious vegetables and uses spices that you will likely find in the cupboard.
It can also be made gluten-free with corn or wheat-free tortillas and vegan if you substitute the toppings for a plant-based alternative.
Veggie fajita recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
• 1 medium red onion (150g) peeled and cut into eighths
• 1 large red bell pepper (190g) pith and seeds removed then cut into slices
• 1 large yellow bell pepper (175g) pith and seeds removed then cut into slices
• 3 large portobello mushrooms (270g) wiped clean and sliced, not too thinly
• 1 1/2 level tsp cumin
• 1 level tsp ground coriander
• 1 level tsp paprika
• 1 tsp dried oregano
• 1 tsp dried coriander (cilantro)
• 1/4 tsp hot chilli powder add more if you want them to be spicier
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 2 tbsp lime juice
• 1 tbsp maple syrup
• Soft tortillas (corn or flour)
• 1 ripe avocado peeled, stone removed then sliced.
• Lime wedges
• Sour cream
• Fresh coriander leaves
- Preheat the oven to 392°F / 200°C. Mix all the spices and dried herbs together in a small mixing bowl.
- Add 1 tbsp of maple syrup, 2 tbsp of lime juice and 2 tbsp of olive oil to the spice mix and stir well.
- Place all the vegetables on a baking tray. Pour the marinade over the vegetable, add the salt and pepper and mix well. Leave the vegetables to soak up the marinade for about 10 minutes.
- Roast the vegetables in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Halfway through cooking take the tray out of the oven and stir or flip the vegetables Return to the oven to finish cooking.
- Serve immediately with corn or flour tortillas, some sour cream, lime wedges, a couple of slices of avocado and some fresh coriander.
Fajita cooking kits
To speed up the fajita cooking process why not check out some cooking kits or pre-prepared veggies in supermarkets?
Whether you like it hot or prefer it mild, there is a kit for everyone. Have a look at some of our suggestions below.
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