Vegetarian Fajitas

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These vegetarian fajitas make the perfect weeknight meal for the whole family. They’re super easy to make, packed with flavor and protein, and they’re completely vegan. All you need is 20 minutes!

three vegetarian fajitas with sour ceeam and avocado slices on a wooden chopping board

Why This Recipe Works

I absolutely love Mexican food and we make these fajitas on a regular basis! If you like Mexican food as much as I do, I’m sure you will love this recipe.

It comes together in 15-20 minutes, so it’s perfect for busy days. It’s hearty, satisfying, packed with Mexican flavors, and super healthy. 

You need only very simple ingredients you can find in every supermarket. I usually use bell peppers of different colors for the perfect flavor. Canned black beans add plant-based protein and avocado are a great source of healthy fats. 

If you’d like you could also use storebought or homemade guacamole instead of sliced avocado. 

I like to serve the fajitas in tortillas and top them off with a bit of vegan sour cream, which is totally optional. They’re also great with brown rice or quinoa. 

For a low-carb version, you could also serve them in lettuce wraps or make a fajita bowl with lettuce. 

What Goes Into This Recipe 

the ingredients that go into this recipe on a marble countertop with labels

  • Bell Peppers – I used yellow, red, and green bell peppers. 
  • Cilantro – I sprinkled the fajitas with freshly chopped cilantro.
  • Sour Cream – store-bought vegan sour cream or homemade cashew sour cream.
  • Avocado – you could also use guacamole instead. 
  • Tortillas
  • Black Beans – I used canned black beans. You could also cook dried black beans in your Instant Pot. 
  • Lime – you need fresh lime juice for the perfect taste. 
  • Spices –  I used cumin, coriander, regular paprika powder, smoked paprika powder, hot paprila powder, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes.
  • Brown Sugar – enhances the flavors. 

How To Make This Recipe 

a collage of four photos showing how to make this recipe

1. Step: Cut the bell peppers and the red onion into thin slices. Finely chop the garlic. 

2. Step: Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Sauté the onion and the garlic for 4 minutes. Then add the spices and cook for another minute. Stir constantly. 

3. Step: Then add the bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. 

4. Step: Drain the black beans and rinse well. Add to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt, black pepper, and lime juice. 

a tortilla in a black pan on a wooden chopping board

5. Step: Heat the tortilla wraps in a pan without oil (20-30 seconds on each side). 

a sliced avocado with a large knife on a wooden board

6. Step: Cut the avocado into thin slices. Place the fajitas on the tortillas and top them with the sliced avocado, vegan sour cream (optional), and sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro and red pepper flakes. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

  • If you own a cast iron pan, it works great for this recipe. 
  • Feel free to add other vegetables or your favorite toppings. Mushrooms are also great for this recipe. I usually use sliced button mushrooms or portobello. Or you could add your favorite salsa and vegan shredded cheese. 
  • I also like to serve the fajitas with guacamole, salsa, nachos, and homemade vegan nacho cheese. 

FAQs:

How Long Do The Fajitas Last? 

Stored properly in an airtight container in the fridge, the fajitas will last 3-4 days. 

Could I Also Use A Fajita Seasoning Mix?

Yes, of course. I used quite a lot of different spices for this recipe (three types of paprika powder). If it’s easier for you, you could of course also use a storebough fajita seasoning mix that contains similar spices. 

three tortilla wraps filled with vegetarian fajitas on a wooden board

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I Love To Hear From You!

I hope you like these vegetarian fajitas as much as we do around here.

If you give it a try, I’d love to know what you think about it. Just leave me a comment and a star rating below. Your comments really make my day!

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Sina 

three vegetarian fajitas with sour ceeam and avocado slices on a wooden chopping board

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Vegetarian Fajitas

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These vegetarian fajitas make the perfect weeknight meal for the whole family. They're super easy to make, packed with flavor and protein, and they're completely vegan. All you need is 20 minutes!
Course Entrées, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Sina

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers (red, green, and yellow)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon regular paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • juice of 1 lime
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • vegan sour cream (optional)
  • 4 tortilla wraps

Instructions

  • Cut the bell peppers and the red onion into thin slices. Finely chop the garlic. 

     

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Sauté the onion and the garlic for 4 minutes. Then add the spices and cook for another minute. Stir constantly. 
  • Then add the bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Drain the black beans and rinse well. Add to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt, black pepper, and lime juice. 
  • Heat the tortilla wraps in a pan without oil (20-30 seconds on each side). 
  • Cut the avocado into thin slices. Place the fajitas on the tortillas and top them with the sliced avocado, vegan sour cream (optional), and sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro and red pepper flakes. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • If you own a cast iron pan, it works great for this recipe. 
  • Feel free to add other vegetables or your favorite toppings. Mushrooms are also great for this recipe. I usually use sliced button mushrooms or portobello. Or you could add your favorite salsa and vegan shredded cheese. 
  • I also like to serve the fajitas with guacamole, salsa, nachos, and homemade vegan nacho cheese. 
  • Properly stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the fajitas will last 3-4 days. 

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