Vegan Fajitas? Vegan Fajitas!
Portobello mushrooms make a fantastic “meaty” vegetarian substitute for the traditional chicken or beef in these simple, flavorful fajitas. A dip in a lime-y marinade gives the mushrooms an extra kick of flavor, and bright bell peppers and onions add layers of texture to the finished mushroom fajitas. Top the finished fajitas with generous dollops of homemade guacamole, and indulge guiltlessly. Meatless Monday has never tasted better!
Hit That Produce Aisle!
This healthy fajita recipe is really simple, and almost every ingredient comes from the produce aisle of the store—don’t you love that? It always makes us feel super virtuous to have a rainbow of produce in our grocery cart (virtual, or otherwise). And it should! Portobello mushrooms are seriously healthy—they’re a good source of copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc and even some B vitamins. If they were grown in sunlight or exposed to ultraviolet light—and many portobello mushrooms are—they can also be a good source of vitamin D.
In addition to some flour tortillas and taco seasoning, all you’ll need to make these mushroom fajitas is:
- Portobello mushrooms (P.S. did you know that “portabella” and “portobello” are two different names for the same mushroom? We’re calling them portobellos, but the terms are interchangeable.)
- Red onions
- Bell peppers (We usually grab one of each color, to make things interesting.)
And for the guacamole (which is a must!) you’ll need:
How To Make Vegetarian Fajitas
So, much like our regular old chicken fajitas recipe, our mushroom version is also essentially a sheet pan recipe. In other words, this magical dinner recipe is vegetarian AND a one-pan meal! YAY. Here’s how to make these delicious mushroom fajitas:
- Slice the portobello mushrooms and marinate them in taco seasoning, olive oil and lime juice for at least an hour.
- Grab your sheet pan, and load it up with the all of the vegan fajita filling goodies—sliced bell peppers, onions and the marinated portobello slices. Roast for about 20 minutes.
- Warm the tortillas while your mushrooms and veggies roast. You can do this in the oven, but be mindful—at 450°F, they’ll warm quickly! We usually prefer to warm them in a skillet on the stovetop.
- While the veggies roast, you might also want to whip up that guacamole.
- Serve! Fill those warm flour tortillas with the roasted mushrooms, peppers and onions, and top generously with creamy, homemade guacamole.
Tools You’ll Need:
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