Super healthy, super easy and super fun for all the family. We’ve given traditional fajitas a veggie overhaul. With all of your five a day squeezed into one satisfying meal, our vegetarian fajitas make the perfect mid-week feast.
Vegetarian Fajitas Ingredients
Our vegetarian fajita recipe couldn’t be easier to put together.
Simply pick up a pack of tortilla wraps, a variety of vegetables (think red onions, mixed peppers, courgette and mushrooms) and cumin, chilli powder, smoked paprika and salt to create your veggie fajitas seasoning. (Or alternatively buy a packet of ready mixed fajita seasoning to save time – we won’t tell anyone!)
And for your toppings? Everyone knows that’s the best bit!
Choose from iceberg lettuce, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa and guacamole. Try a squeeze of lime for a splash of extra flavour.
How to cook your vegetarian fajita filling
Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat and add sunflower oil.
Once hot, add the thinly sliced onions, peppers and courgette, reducing the heat slightly. In a separate bowl, mix your spices together to make your veggie fajita seasoning. Stir them into the pan of vegetables and continue to cook for around 5 minutes.
Once the peppers are starting to soften slightly add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, for another 5-7 minutes.
Meanwhile, warm the tortillas in the microwave or wrap in tin foil and place in a warm oven. Cut the iceberg lettuce into thin strips, grate the cheese, cut the lime and open the dips. Serve on the table buffet-style, so it’s within easy reach of eager hands.
Assembling your vegetarian fajitas
This is the fun bit!
Everyone will need to grab a wrap and place it on their plate. Then start loading them up with vegetarian goodness. Concentrate on creating a strip down the middle of your wrap – spoon on some veggies, dollop some dips, sprinkle some cheese, add some iceberg and squeeze over some lime. Stretch the two sides of the wrap across, fold up the bottom, pick it up and chow down.
Everyone will have their favourites when it comes to their vegetarian fajita fillings, but that’s what makes this such a great child-friendly meal – the fajitas can be as different as their personalities.
More Mexican inspiration
As fajitas are so versatile, there are many different vegetarian recipes that you can use to create your Mexican feast.
Looking for an alternative vegetarian fajita recipe idea?
Veggie bean fajitas
Replace the mushrooms in the recipe above with a tin of drained black beans to create deliciously quick veggie bean fajitas. Adding beans is a great way to increase not just the carbohydrate in this meal, but the protein too, meaning you’ll stay fuller for longer.
Spicy vegetable fajitas
If you’re feeding spice lovers, up the ante by adding thinly sliced chilli along with your peppers, toss in some extra chilli powder or a few drops of hot chilli sauce to the sizzling vegetarian fajita filling in your pan.
If you’re cooking for kids and adults why not remove a portion for the little ones and keep it warm in the oven while you add some Mexican heat to the rest of the mixture?
That way you’ll keep everyone happy.
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