I want to recap last nights dinner because I am totally obsessed with it. This one is vegetarian and can also easily be made vegan if I would have used a different type of tortilla shell. While I do not stick to one particular diet, I do not eat much meat myself because I have found that my body tends to feel much better without it. I played around with being totally plant based for a while but ultimately decided it was not right for me, so now I just I just incorporate many of the concepts into my regular diet. I am a firm believer in finding out what works best for your own body, rather than following a diet "just because".
This particular recipe is a household favorite. Even my very non-vegetarian fiancé loves it! And did I mention how incredibly EASY it is? I am able to throw this together in about 30 minutes which is great for busy weeknights. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
MAKES: 8 Fajitas
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
4-5 Portobello mushrooms
2 large peppers- I prefer red and yellow
1 small onion (or 1/2 of a larger one)
8 tortilla shells
2 tablespoons taco seasoning- I use low sodium or just add my own seasonings to taste
2 tsp coconut oil
1. Heat 2 large skillets over medium heat and add 1 tsp of coconut oil to each
2. While skillets are heating: Cut portobello mushrooms, peppers and onions into thin slices
3. Add peppers and onions to one skillet, and mushrooms slices to the other
4. Allow veggies to cook on medium heat until softened, this should take about 10-15 minutes. I prefer mine on the crunchier side, so I do not cook longer than 10 minutes typically. The peppers and mushrooms take about the same amount of time to cook, however if one finishes earlier than the other just turn down the heat and let it chill in the skillet!
5. Add taco seasonings to portobello mushrooms, they throw a lot of water when they cook so you should not need to add any additional water. Allow to cook for 1-2 additional minutes.
-- As a side note- using taco seasoning is a shortcut, but I don't love using it. The other spices that I add to make my own taco seasoning are: chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes and cumin. I wish I knew the measurements for each, but I really just eyeball it! I much prefer this to a packet of seasoning because I can make it to my own taste without all the added sodium and junk.--
6. Assemble your fajitas, top with your toppings of choice and enjoy!!
My fav's: salsa and sriracha
Pat's fav's: salsa, sour cream, sriracha, and cheese
Like I said-- so incredibly easy, affordable and yummy! Don't forget to comment if you try them out so I know how it goes!