Simple Fajita Recipe
This simple fajita recipe is just a guide. Don’t be afraid to add extras or miss things out if they’re not in your fridge or cupboards. The kitchen’s all about experimenting with food and making your own unique creations.
This meal serves 6 adults and costs less than £2.50 per person. Reduce the cost further by adding seasonal and locally grown vegetables, reduce the amount of meat or discuss cheaper cuts with your local butcher.
Nutritional bit – Per serving / person
733kcal, Fat 33g, (8.2g Saturated), 38.5g Protein, 76.2g Carbs (8.5g Sugar), 1.7g Salt, 7g Fibre
Watching your weight? Skip the cheese and the sour cream and skip the extra calories.
520kcal, Fat 12.9g, (1.7g Saturated), 30.1g Protein, 75.2g Carbs, (8g Sugar), 1g Salt, 7g Fibre
Simple Fajita recipe (serves 6)
2 Chicken Breasts – sliced
1 tbsp Olive oil
6 cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 clove garlic
Juice 1/2 lemon or lime
Sprinkle black pepper
1 chilli or 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on the hob, when hot add the chopped onion and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the sliced chicken breasts and fry until cooked throughout. Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika and garlic (finely chopped or use a garlic press). Add the black pepper, the chopped chilli and lemon juice. Finally, add the chopped vegetables and cook for a further 5-10 minutes. Don’t overcook the vegetables, or you’ll get soggy fajitas.
Salsa dip (serve cold)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tin (200g) chopped tomatoes
2 tbsps tomato puree
1 clove garlic
Finely chop the pepper, onion and garlic, fry in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree and simmer for 5 minutes. Leave to cool, then transfer to the fridge. Or make a larger batch and freeze for future use.
Forgot to make up the Salsa in advance? You’re not alone! Buy it ready made and transfer into a bowl (shhh no one will ever know!)
Simple (very simple!) guacamole
1 tsp salsa dip (see above)
Mash the avocado with a fork (great job for the kids) and add the salsa dip. I told you it was easy!
Wraps (allow 2 per person)
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Registered Dietitian and owner of The Internet Dietitian.com. Passionate about family nutrition and the dietary treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Busy mum of 3 little uns. Cheshire, UK