Meat Free Recipes, Vegetarian Eating

Start your weekend with – Vegetarian Fajitas!

Start your weekend with – Vegetarian Fajitas!

For a quick, easy veggie family meal, try these black bean, avocado, and pepper fajitas. If you don’t have the spices, swap them out for fajita seasoning

These vegetarian favorites only take 5-minute prep time and 10-minute cooking time! It serves a family of 4!


  • 400g can black beans, drained
  • small bunch of coriander, finely chopped
  • 4 large or 8-12 small flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced, or 1 small tub of guacamole
  • 2 tbsp soured cream or crème fraîche

For the fajita mix:

  • 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 chili powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lime, juiced

image credits: DronG


  • STEP 1

    First, we make the fajita mix, here’s how: 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. Move over to a dish, leaving any juices behind, and keep warm.

  • STEP 2

    Pour 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.

  • STEP 3

    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.

    banner and image credits: Anna_Pustynnikova

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