Sunday, December 20, 2009

Quick Roasted-Vegetable Fajitas

These make a quick satisfying supper!

Julienne-cut 1 and 1/4 cups zucchini and 1 cup yellow squash, and slice 1 cup of red bell pepper strips and 3/4 cup vertically sliced red onion.

Place the vegetables in a large zip-top bag. The original recipe called for a vegetable soup and dip mix for flavoring, such as Lipton, which is primarily made of dehydrated onion and 'natural flavors' - since I wasn't sure about the sugar in it, and didn't like the fact that it uses partially hydrogenated oils, I opted for the southwest taco seasoning mix from Simply Organics instead - it's a little bit spicier, but essentially the same idea.

So add 3 tablespoons of whichever sesasoning mix you choose to the vegetables, seal the bag, and shake until they are coated. I only had small ziplock bags, so put half the veggies and seasoning in one, and half the veggies and seasoning in the other, which worked fine.

Place the vegetables in an 8-inch square baking dish and bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.

While the veggies cook, heat 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas according to package directions - generally about 5 minutes wrapped in foil in the oven. I like the whole wheat tortillas from Maria & Ricardo's, which are vertified vegan.

Also heat canned re-fried beans according to package directions - the re-fried black beans from Whole Foods' 365 brand are vegan. You'll only need half of a standard, 15-ounce can for this recipe, so save the rest for another use.

Now it's time to assemble the fajitas!

Lay the four tortillas flat on a work surface. Spread about 3 tablespoons heated re-fried beans over each. Top each with 1/2 a cup of the roasted vegetable mixture, 1/4 cup shredded leaf lettuce (I used butterhead lettuce), 2 tablespoons shredded vegan cheddar (such as Galaxy Foods), 2 tablespoons chopped tomato, and 1 tablespoon bottled salsa. Roll up and serve!

Each fajita is 310 calories.

zucchini $0.84
yellow squash $1.52
red bell pepper $1.61
red onion $1.00
seasoning mix $1.49
flour tortillas $2.99
canned refried beans $1.49
leaf lettuce $3.99
vegan cheddar $3.39
tomato $2.22
bottled salsa $4.39

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance