Fajitas are simple, especially the vegetarian kind, due to the lack of meat. This recipes, will literally take 5 minutes and I have also included a how to guide on folding a fajita for minimal spillage. If you have read my stir-fry recipe, then you would know that I only used half a box of vegetables, it’s now time to use the rest. Let’s cook!
To make this simple recipe you will need:
- Half a pack stir fry veg (I am using sweet and crunch stir fry from Morrisons)
- Quarter of fajita spice mix (I am using a medium level of Santa Maria)
- 15 ml of olive oil
- Salsa (I have a hot version, but it is whatever you prefer)
- Guacamole (Purely optional, I know a lot of people don’t bother buying it, but it was on offer)
- Sour cream (I didn’t actually use any, but only because I forgot to buy it)
So a quick note, since I am a student I do like my savings. The salsa and guacamole looks like a lot of just one person to eat, that is correct, but it lasts up to 14 days after you have opened them in the fridge. So what I do is, first time: open just before I use them, second time: use about the week after, third time: use it within 14 days of first time. Since I use about a third of the bottles each time, and I used it all and saved money (Yeah!). I also buy the soft tortillas and freeze what I don’t eat, and the mix I used only costs a £1. This is so much better, than buying the box, which can be a waste for just one person.
Money saving tips over, here is how to make the fajitas:
- Heat 15 ml of oil in a wok or pan
- Add your packet of vegetables
- You need to keeping stirring, else it will stick to the bottom and burn
- After, a minute, add your spices
- Mix those spices in really well, to ensure even coverage over all the vegetables
- Stir this occasionally, for 3 minutes or until the veggies are fully cooked
- While the vegetables are cooking, heat up your tortillas. Mine take 8 secs each in a microwave, I have 2 or 3 of them.
- Stick your warm on a plate
- Set your table and layout your salsa and other condiments
- When your vegetables are ready, spoon them into a plate or bowl
- You have just made fajitas, in 5 minutes
Now, I am going to show you how I fold my fajitas. This way, stops all your filling to fall out the other end.
Don’t place your filling in the middle of the tortilla, instead aim for closer to an edge.
Now roll your tortilla, making sure the folded bottom section stays inside:
And you have a fajitas, that is less likely to fall apart:
Leave a comment below, telling me how you got on with the recipe (and a maybe a picture)