Vegetarian Fajitas for my Sweetpea

Yes, for my darling daughter the vegetarian.  She is coming up to the Homestead for a week and I need to feed her since her hubby will not be around for the entire trip.  Coming up with new and exciting recipes for her to be a guinea pig for can be a challenge, but knowing her likes and dislikes, I have pretty much made her stuff she has not turned her nose up at….yet.

Today’s dinner was Vegetarian Fajitas.  Super simple to make in less than 30 minutes with stuff you most likely already have in your fridge.  Kitchen Tip: when you cook rice for a prior meal, make triple the amount to be used for just such a culinary adventure, extras can be frozen in individual containers and pulled out when needed.DSC03204

Vegetarian Fajitas with Chunky Guacamole


1/2 cup cooked brown and wild rice (sub white if that is what you prefer)
1/2 cup prepared salsa (mild, medium or spicy; your choice)
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion (sweet or white)
1/4 cup chopped green and red bell peppers
1 tbsp. finely diced jalapeño pepper (or to taste)
1 slice of Monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro (divided)
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1 roma tomato, diced
1 lime (divided in half)
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 ~ 10″ whole wheat (or white) tortilla


In a large skillet, heat Olive Oil over medium heat, reduce to medium-low and add onions, peppers, garlic and sauté until vegetables are just starting to get tender (5-6 minutes).  Add rice, salsa and cumin, combine and cook another 3-4 minutes until heated through.  Add a squeeze of half a lime and salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble:  Place a slice of Monterey jack cheese in the middle of the tortilla, spoon over the pepper/rice mixture.  Top with chopped cilantro and roll up.

Serve with chunky guacamole (To a small bowl, add one diced avocado, one diced roma tomato and the juice from half a lime, salt, pepper and half the chopped cilantro then mash together).

Serves 1 (in this case, a very hungry mama)

Oh, and make sure you either have a cold Corona, Dos Equis or Tecate on hand.

Buen Provecho!



4 thoughts on “Vegetarian Fajitas for my Sweetpea

  1. Sounds perfect in every way! Quick, delicious, filling, healthy. What’s not to love about that! Is she a vegan, or simply vegetarian? Does she like chile rellenos? Or even a cheesy, pepper and onion stuffed tamale?

    • It is a super quick meal, prepared and eaten and dishes done in under an hour 🙂 She is not a vegan (she loves cheese too much) and I don’t think she has tried the very traditional chile rellenos as those are deep fried. She doesn’t mind a little heat, but even a jalapeno is sometimes too hot for her (her father and I have no idea where she got that from, we both LOVE hot and spicy food), I think she tried tamales in Mexico, she tried a lot of new things there. Thanks for the suggestions chica! I have some masa so will see what I can come up with 🙂

    • Your welcome Candice! I have lots of recipes for her but am always thinking up new ones so she doesn’t get bored 🙂

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