February 24, 2022

Vegetarian Fajitas

Earlier this week, we posted a blog about how to be more environmentally conscious on a budget. One of the tips was to eat less meat. Eating less meat both saves you money, and reduces the carbon footprint of your lifestyle! So, we thought we’d give you some vegetarian dinner inspiration with these super quick, easy and healthy veggie fajitas!

Serves 4 

What you’ll need… 

1 ½ cups black beans, drained

small bunch coriander, finely chopped

4 large or 8-12 small flour tortillas

1 avocado, sliced, or 1 small tub guacamole

2 tbsp soured cream

1 red and 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips

1 tbsp oil

1 red onion, cut into thin wedges

1 garlic clove, crushed

½ tsp chilli powder

½ tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp ground cumin

1 lime, juiced

What you’ll need to do…

-To make the fajita mix, take two or three strips from each color of pepper and finely chop them.

-Set aside. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the remaining pepper strips and the onion until soft and starting to brown at the edges.

-Cool slightly and mix in the chopped raw peppers.

-Add the garlic and cook for 1 min, then add the spices and stir.

-Cook for a couple of mins more until the spices become aromatic, then add half the lime juice and season.

-Transfer to a dish, leaving any juices behind, and keep warm.

-Tip the black beans into the same pan, then add the remaining lime juice and plenty of seasoning.

-Stir the beans around the pan to warm them through and help them absorb any flavors of the fajita mix, then stir through the coriander.

-Warm the tortillas in a microwave or in a low oven, then wrap them so they don’t dry out.

-Serve the tortillas with the fajita mix, beans, avocado and soured cream for everyone to help themselves.

If this hasn’t quite hit the spot for you, check out this recipe for bean burritos!

(Source: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/veggie-fajitas)

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