So I may have got a little carried away with this one… it all started with a simple idea for fajitas but then I thought I should show just how diverse this recipe can be! It all starts with a simple fajita mix, which is great with my Fajita Seasoning recipe (can be made once in bulk and stored for months!) or with your favorite packet of seasoning. Combine it with some Guacamole, Salsa & Mexican Black Beans and you’ve got yourself a Tex-Mex feast! With a range of serving suggestions from burrito bowls (which you can even meal prep for work lunches) to nachos, use these recipes however you fancy (use shop bought sides if you don’t have the time or effort to make them) and enjoy!
SPICE: I like my food spicy (especially Mexican) so if you like your food milder, instead use half or leave the chilli out!
For the fajita mix:
- 2 large/ 3 medium red onions, cut into segments
- 1 red pepper, cut into strips
- 1 green pepper, cut into strips
- 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
- 300g Quorn pieces (or another meat alternative)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 chilli, finely sliced
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp fajita seasoning (or can use a shop bought sachet)
- Sauté the Quorn pieces in the oil 5-10 minutes until defrosted and starting to colour.
- Add the peppers and onions and cook for another 10 minutes until softened.
- Add the garlic, chilli and seasoning & cook for another 2 minutes, then add the lime juice.
- If the mixture looks dry after adding the lime juice, add a splash of water to give it some moisture and make it more ‘saucy’.
- Serve: see below for serving options!
*Large serving is as if the recipe serves 4, small serving is as if recipe serves 8.
- Serve with Guacamole, Salsa, Mexican Black Beans, lime wedges, shredded lettuce & warm wholemeal wraps.
- Nutrition is for a *large serving of fajita mix & small servings of dips.
- Serve with Guacamole, Salsa, Mexican Black Beans, warm wholemeal wraps, shredded lettuce, jalapenos & coriander rice (cooked wholegrain rice with chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime).
- Nutrition is for a *small serving of fajita mix & small servings of dips (good luck attempting to fit more in and still being able to wrap it) and 60g cooked rice.
TIP: These are great once wrapped up in foil to take to work for a tasty, nutritious lunch! (also if you leave out the lettuce it can be reheated on a sandwich press or grill).
For burrito bowls:
- Serve with Guacamole, Salsa, Mexican Black Beans, lime wedges, shredded lettuce, jalapenos & coriander rice (cooked wholegrain rice with chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime).
- Nutrition is for a *large serving of fajita mix, large servings of dips, and 100g cooked rice. (This ones my favourite as less carbs = more of the tasty stuff)
TIP: Another good one for meal prep for nutritious lunches at work. Just load up a Tupperware instead of a bowl and if you leave out the lettuce you can heat it up in the microwave!
Other serving suggestions:
- Topped over nachos
- Serve as a salad (similar to burrito bowl without the rice & with salad vegetables)
- Less than 500 calories!
- Source of protein
- Source of fibre
- Full of vegetables & therefore vitamins & minerals