These all-veggie fajitas are one of the most delicious things I have made lately. They’re healthy and they’re so good, that you really don’t miss the meat! I haven’t made anything too terrible in my healthy-cooking escapades lately, but this is the first meatless meal that Brian and I have both found 100% satisfying – something that we would eat even if we weren’t trying to be healthy!
I was inspired by my friend’s delicious smelling tacos last week, so I decided to try some home-made fajitas…and hopefully make them kind of healthy by using just veggies. I browsed the web (of course) and found this recipe for fajita spice mix and this recipe for some ingredients and cooking tips and then I adapted it all for myself.
Here’s what I did:
- 1 large onion, sliced into big slices
- 1 green bell pepper, cut in to 1/2” strips
- 1 red bell pepper, cut in to 1/2” strips
- 1 orange bell pepper, cut in to 1/2” strips
- 1 medium zucchini (about 8” long) cut in half, then into strips
- 10-12 mushrooms, sliced (I used a mix of crimini and button)
Fajita Seasoning Mix:
- 2 tsp garlic salt
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp (or a dash in my case) cayenne pepper
I tossed all that stuff in a gallon Ziploc bag with some olive oil so all the veggies were nice and coated.
I heated up my griddle pan to just under high (8 or 9 on my electric stove) with some olive oil. Then I proceeded to cook (and nicely char…nicely nicely charred) all the veggies.
All those veggies made a LOT of fajitas. Brian and I totally overate and there were still plenty of leftovers…but that was good for us: easy lunches the next day!
Here’s the veggie pile beginning…like I said, they were very charred…and super delicious! (I was eating them right off the plate as I was cooking!)
To serve, we heated up some white corn tortillas in the microwave (and I fried a couple, too, in the pan…which of course were delicious), added some chopped fresh cilantro, some thinly sliced chopped raw onions, and a sprinkle of Mexican cheese.
This amazing veggie fajitas are currently one of our favorite meals! I’ve made them twice in a week, and we’ve been eating all the leftovers in between!
Are you into trying a meatless meal…if it tastes this delicious??? :) Have you been doing as much cooking as I have lately?