Plant Based Fajitas
Bursting with flavour, this healthy family favourite is packed full of veggies!
This has been a favorite in our family for ages. I remember the first time I made fajitas, it was in food technology at High School, a long old time ago. I'm am happy to say my recipe has improved, and so have the ingredients that go into this delicious dinner.
I wanted to make my own spice mix for this recipe, the packets of fajita spice you find in the supermarkets tend to be very high in sodium and sugars, I wanted to create a healthy, simple alternative. This simple spice mix takes a few minutes to put together, using widely available spices from your local supermarket, that don't break the bank.
This healthy recipe can be adapted to use whatever veggies you have in your fridge, for example: courgettes, aubergines, cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, green beans etc.
Can't get hold of wraps? Or want a gluten free option? Rice goes perfectly with this fajita mix and you can still use all your favorite toppings.
Whether your feeding a family or meal prepping for the week, these healthy fajitas are a super simple meal to add to your weekly favourites.
How to make Plant Based Fajitas...
Serves 5 Prep 15 minutes Cook 15 minutes
2 small peppers
2 small carrots
3 cloves of garlic
3 fresh tomatoes
300g of tofu or plant based strips or chickpeas
1 and 1/2 tbsp of cumin
1 tbsp of chili powder
1 tbsp of paprika
1 tbsp of onion powder
1 tbsp of garlic
salt and pepper
plant based cheese
vegan mayo or soy yogurt
Anything goes with this recipe
1.Start by preparing your vegetables. Cut your onions into half moons, chop the peppers and carrots into sticks, mince your garlic and dice the tomatoes up into small cubes, keeping the juice.
2. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil into a large pan and warm over a medium heat. Add the onions and garlic to the pan, frying them until they become translucent. Next add in the peppers and carrots.
3. Once your vegetables have softened, add in your tofu/plant based strips/chickpeas along with all your spices.
TIP: Pre-mix your spices together before adding them into the veggies, this allows the spices to cover all the veggies evenly.
Once your spices have been mixed through, add in your chopped tomatoes in and stir. Add two tablespoons of water into your fajita mix, this will help the spices cover the vegetables. Cook for a further 5 minutes and your mixture is done.
4. Prepare your wraps by warming them in the oven. Grab any extras you fancy such as avocado, plant based cheese, salsa, lettuce etc
Build your fajita up, with your delicious mix and toppings, anything goes here. Make sure its packed full of all your favorites. Wrap up your fajitas and tuck in.
Hope you enjoy this quick, easy, healthy recipe packed full of veggies and spice.
Sending lots of love to everyone, G x