Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vegetable Fajitas

I went to a new Mexican restaurant for lunch with some co-workers before the holidays. The menu was extensive and looked delicious, but didn't have much for a plant based girl to eat. I ended up with vegetable fajitas (hold the cheese and sour cream) that were delicious. This is my attempt to remake them, and these are delicious as well, you won't be disappointed! Add what  you like and leave out what you don't - but these are pretty much the veggies I remember being in their fajitas and I love 'em all.
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded and ribs removed sliced into 1/2 moons
  • 1 small yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 scallions, sliced into 1 inch lengths
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled, cut in half and then sliced into wedges,
  • 1 large tomato, cut into wedges
  • Garnish: shredded lettuce, avocado, toffuti sour cream, pickled jalapenos and salsa
  • Fajita seasoning (recipe below)

Fajita seasoning:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredients together.

Place all the prepped veggies (except the ones for garnish) in a gallon sized zip bag.

Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of your favorite oil, shake well. Add your seasoning mix, all of it, and shake well.

Heat your cast iron skillet and then pour in all the seasoned vegetables. Cook until tender, but not mushy. They still need to bite to them.

While the veggies are cooking get your tortillas out and your garnishes together. I warmed my tortillas in the microwave for about 12 seconds each. Then added a smear of sour cream, a healthy servings of veggies, a little lettuce, a few jalapeno slices and a slice of avocado. Roll up and Enjoy!


  1. This is so yummy! Wish i saw this post before I bought that big container of fajita seasoning mix. I will definitely make a batch of this seasoning and try the recipe...

    1. Sandhya, thanks for stopping by. I like that I get to control the sodium and heat in seasonings like these. Feel free to tweak it to your tastes.