Vegetarian fajitas

Looking for a quick and easy veggie family meal? Try these meat-free fajitas, loaded with black beans, avocado and peppers, which take just 15 minutes to make

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 463
  • fat 19g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 55g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 11g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 1.6g

Ingredients

  • 400g can black beans, drained
  • small bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • 4 large or 8-12 small flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced, or 1 small tub guacamole
  • 2 tbsp soured cream
  • 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 chilli powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lime, juiced

Tip

Cooking for smaller children?

If you have younger children, you could serve these in bowl-shaped tortillas that are easier to hold.

Method

  1. To make the fajita mix, take two or three strips from each colour 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. Transfer to a dish, leaving any juices behind, and keep warm.

  2. Tip 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 flavours of the fajita mix, then stir through the coriander.

  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.