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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Marvelous Marinated Veggies and Tofu Fajitas

Multigrain Tortilla Stuffed with Marinated Fajitas Mixture. Guacamole, Salsa, and Corn Chips too.

Whether you’re hunting for a flavorful recipe for Meatless Monday or Tex-Mex inspired theme for Cinco de Mayo or Mother's Day, consider serving this recipe. Perhaps you're hankering for a vegetarian brunch or dinner entrĂ©e that’s fun and healthy to eat any day of the week. Look no further. Serve versatile marinated veggies and tofu fajitas. Bold on taste, easy to prepare, and health benefits galore! Serve this dish once and your family will clamor for more.

Recipe for Marvelous Marinated Veggies and Tofu Fajitas

Ingredients for Fajita Marinade

Prep 10 minutes. This marinade works well for Fajitas, Tacos, Enchiladas, or Burritos.

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon onion powder

For a Shortcut: Substitute 2 1/2 Tablespoons of Mexican Taco Seasoning Mix or 2 1/2 Tablespoons of Ready-mixed Mexican Seasoning Blend for the six ingredients listed above

1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce

3 cloves garlic, minced

Ingredients for Fajitas

Prep 10 minutes. Make each strip bite sized.

1 large sweet peeled yellow onion chopped

2 carrots scraped and sliced into strips

1 large zucchini scraped and sliced into strips

5 or 6 cleaned and sliced baby bella mushrooms

1 large red pepper sliced into strips

1 brick tofu, drained and sliced into strips (10 to 14 oz brick)

Optional Toppings: salsa, guacamole, vegan cheese, cashew sour cream

Note About Ingredients: 

I use organic ingredients when available, because organic means nutrient content is higher and produce is not genetically modified, not sprayed with chemicals, and is not grown in soil that contains chemical fertilizers.

What to do:

1. Whisk the first 6 ingredients for the marinade- chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika, and onion powder in a small bowl. I took an easy way out and used a ready mixed Mexican Seasoning instead. Add other marinade ingredients and whisk again. Then set it aside.

2. Prep and prepare onion, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, and tofu as described above. Place in a large storage container, pour on marinade, cover and refrigerate. See Simple Way to Drain Packaged Tofu and Tofu Recipe Ideas.

3. Marinate for at least 20 minutes or even up to 12 hours. The longer you let the flavors meld, the bolder the taste.

4. About 10 min. before you’re ready to serve it, heat 1 extra tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a cast-iron grill pan or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add marinated tofu and veggies, and cook until veggies are as soft as you like them and tofu turns light brown.

5. At the same time, warm tortillas in the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit or in a cast iron pan on top of the stove at medium heat.

6. Serve stuffed, wrapped fajitas with brown rice and beans. If you’d prefer, serve fajitas with a side salad, corn chips, soup, or other appetizer.

Any way you serve it, the recipe ingredients are economical. The components are loaded with plant-based protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, yet are cholesterol free. 

Season dish to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve this colorful array of plant-based goodness to family or friends often. It's a meal they will love. Happy May.

Corn Tortillas Topped with Marinated Fajitas

The quote for today follows: "There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  George Bernard Shaw

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  1. Hi Nancy,
    Sounds quite tasty and filled with health. I really like the ingredient in these Fajitas. I am looking forward to having fresh local vegetables soon since Summer is just around the corner. Thanks for sharing these delicious recipe. Pinning & tweeting.

    1. Thanks Marla. Appreciate your support. Hope you enjoy the bounty of the season and have a wonderful evening.


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