Fajitas

When fresh produce is available, fajitas are easy and delicious!

HASTY TASTY MEALS

Healthy Mexican: Fajitas

You can use frozen veggies to make this dish, but it’s summer. Take advantage of the colorful bell peppers and Vidalia onions to make fajitas. Bonus: Cook this dish in a cast iron skillet and add iron to an already healthy meal. A slideshow follows the recipe.

RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. peanut oil (or canola oil)
  • 8 ounces chicken, pork, steak, or shrimp
  • 4 large or 6 small whole-wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups julienne-cut bell peppers (assorted colors)
  • 2 cups julienne-cut onions
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning (or chili seasoning mix)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • (optional) fresh cilantro sprigs

Directions:

  1. Preheat skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add oil.
  3. Cut meat into bite-size pieces and add to the skillet. (If using shrimp, wait to add until vegetables are cooked)
  4. Cook meat for 5 minutes. Stir.
  5. Add onions…

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