Great Vegetarian Fajita Recipe

Sizzling fajitas are one of the best and most exciting authentic Mexican foods to eat. However, skipping the meat counter is a great way to save money and load up on healthy vegetables. With this great recipe, you will not even miss the meat as the Portobello mushrooms and bell peppers add texture and substance.

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The first fajitas were originally made using some of the less desirable cuts of meat. Now, not only do they feature tasty cuts of steak, there are endless variations including choices for the health conscious, like this upscale vegetarian fajita recipe from the Vegetarian Times.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mojo Chili Marinade, (recipe below)
  • 3 medium bell peppers (one red, yellow and green), quartered
  • 1 large red onion, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
  • 4 portobello mushroom caps
  • 4 to 6 8-inch flour tortillas
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, salsa, guacamole and chopped cilantro for topping, optional

Directions

  1. Prepare marinade in large shallow glass bowl. Add vegetables, turning to coat. Let marinate for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Preheat gas grill to medium-high or prepare a hot charcoal fire. Set fine-meshed grill rack on top to heat.
  3. Lightly oil grill topper. Grill vegetables in batches until nicely browned and tender, turning often, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer vegetables to shallow bowl when done. When all vegetables are grilled, cut into thin strips.
  4. Place each tortilla on grill until warm or hot according to package directions. Transfer tortillas to serving plates. Spoon about 1 cup of vegetables onto tortillas. Top each serving with shredded cheese, salsa and cilantro; roll up.

 

Mojo Chili Marinade Recipe

Fajitas were originally prepared using a lime marinade, making this Mojo Chili marinade and excellent and authentic choice for the veggie fajitas. You’ll find the citrus elements combined with chili powder, onion, and garlic have a rich taste, combining spiciness and flavor. However, it is versatile and will go well with grilled shrimp, scallops or pork.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs. minced onion

Directions

  1. In food processer or blender, combine all ingredients, and process until smooth and well blended.
  2. Pour marinade into large bowl. Add vegetables or other foods to be marinated, turning to coat.
  3. If preparing ahead, store in airtight container in refrigerator up to three days. Stir well before using

 

If the marinade is missing something, try adding cumin for a more pronounced Southwestern taste. This recipe is so flavorful, you won’t notice the lack of meat. Serve with your favorite type of tortilla, and add guacamole or a favorite salsa to complete the dish.

Try these delicious Mexican recipes next time you don’t know what to cook. Or if you feel like taking a night off, try our own veggie fajitas at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina, the home of authentic Mexican food with locations in Acton, Groton, Lexington, Lunenburg, and Woburn, MA.