This is one of our most popular go-to vegan meals, best suited to those ‘I really can’t be bothered’ nights – like Mondays.
Fajitas are a super fun, Mexican favourite, with typical recipes involving meat. However, when we first went vegan, finding ideal substitutes for one of our most over-used meals was high on our priority list. Vegan fajitas don’t have to be lacking in filling or flavour! We even have a variety of ways to change up our Spicy Vegan Fajitas, so if like us you are likely to eat these on a regular basis, you won’t get tired of eating the same thing.
Try our Spicy Vegan Fajitas, perfect for 2, or 3, or 4, or more!
Spicy Vegan Fajitas
Super fun, packed with flavour and easily varied, these Spicy Vegan Fajitas are one of our most popular vegan meals.
Start by chopping all your vegetables. Dice the red onion, carrot and peppers into thin slices (especially important with the carrots). Dice the tomato into small chunks and the chilli into tiny pieces. Simply top and tail your runner beans.
Add a little olive oil to a pan with the diced onions, chilli, tomatoes and tomato paste. Add all the fajita seasoning ingredients and cook for a couple of minutes on a high heat, stirring occasionally.
Lower the heat to medium and add a splash of water. Then add the carrots and cook for 5 minutes. If the pan becomes dry again, keep adding a little water. You want your carrots to be a little crunchy but not too hard either. This is why it is important to chop your carrots thinly.
Once your carrots have started to soften a little, add the runner beans for a couple of minutes. Then, add the peppers.
If you prefer them warm, place your wraps in the oven for a couple of minutes on a low heat. Or, for even less fuss, serve as they are (your fajita mix will soon warm them through).
Sprinkle fresh coriander over the fajita filling then remove the pan from the hob. Place in the centre of your table on a heatproof mat. This meal is for everyone to get stuck into making themselves!
Make, wrap ... and eat! Optional: Add homemade guacamole, hummus and/or vegan cheese to really finish off your Spicy Vegan Fajitas.
There are so many cool alternatives to this recipe to try:
- Mix up the colour peppers you choose, from red and yellow to orange and green, or even a rainbow of all four!
- Replace your runner beans with black beans for a more filling Spicy Vegan Fajita
- Gluten free? It's as easy as swapping out regular wraps for gluten free wraps
Avoid shop brought guacamole which is seriously lacking in flavour. Instead, whip up some homemade 'guac' using smashed avocadoes, coriander, lemon and pink Himalayan salt. You can even add chilli to your guacamole too to really spice up those fajitas.