Vegan (Guilt-free!) Tofu Fajitas

When it comes to eating right, let’s be honest, we’re all so confused. To me, nothing makes sense, and we’re shoved a new “eating right” trend in our face daily. “Eat more whole grains”. Well, no offense to whole grain bread, but you’re still bread! (Y’all know what I’m talking about?) Over the past two years, I have completely changed my lifestyle and created dozens of guilt-free recipes that are filling, delicious and easy.

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Does that look good to you? Then keep reading! I’m so excited to share my first blog recipe with y’all! This one is vegan, guilt-free and boyfriend-approved! 😉 I like to call this meal “any-terian” though because I believe that calling something vegetarian instantly turns people off. For example, even though cheese pizza is vegetarian, if you call it “vegetarian pizza” people will make “the face” even though it’s the exact same thing! Just something I’ve noticed. So invite your friends over for the any-terian recipe, and enjoy every bite of this sizzling and tasty meal!

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Fajita Seasoning Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Fajita Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 1 cup sliced colored peppers (red, orange, yellow, or green)
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil or olive oil spray
  • optional: vegan tortillas

Guacamole Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe Haas avocado
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Makes 2 servings but make more because the leftovers are even better!!

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To start, combine the garlic powder, paprika, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper into a dish and set aside.

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Next, slice the bell peppers and onions into fairly equal sized stripes. Mince the garlic.

IMG_1497Start by sauteing the peppers and onions in a little olive oil or olive oil spray, and add a teaspoon of the seasoning mixture to the veggies. Continue to cook on medium heat for about 7-10 minutes or until softened.

Recently Updated11In the meantime, start infusing some flavor into that tofu! I know tofu gets such a bad rep, but this seasoning is mouthwatering! You can put it on just about anything, and it will taste scrumptious! Blot your tofu with a paper towel until very dry, then sprinkle the rest of the seasoning rub on both sides and let sit while the veggies are cooking. Tip: for even crispier tofu, place the tofu between two paper towels and place a frying pan on top for about 30 minutes. This will draw out even more moisture and give you a firmer texture.

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IMG_1507I thought I’d give you a few avocado shots to drool over before I get to everyone’s favorite part of this meal…GUACAMOLE! Yep, it’s time to start preparing the addicting, crave-worthy, think-about-when-you-sleep dip.

IMG_1514Scoop out your ripe Haas avocado and add the 1/4 cup diced yellow onion, the 1/4 cup diced cherry tomatoes, and the minced clove of garlic. Now, I like my guacamole extra chunky, not puréed to a soupy texture. To achieve the perfect blend, use a knife to cut the guacamole mixture together, rather than stirring or placing in your food processor. This will slowly combine the ingredients, but you will still get that crunch and chunky goodness that makes this guac so good. Add some lime over the top to prevent browning before your ready to eat. Plastic wrap the mixture and place in fridge. Or snack on it until the fajitas are ready, either is perfectly acceptable.

IMG_1517see ^^ chunky!! #nom

IMG_1499Next, slice your cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the softened veggies along with the minced garlic.

IMG_1502Cook over medium heat for just about 1-2 minutes to take out some of that raw tomato flavor. (you don’t want the garlic to burn!!)

IMG_1521After the tomatoes are slightly softened, scoot the veggie mixture off to the side of the pan to slow the cooking process but still keep the veggies warm. Place your tofu slab on the pan freshly coated with a little more oil. It should be sizzling! You’ll get a nice crust this way. Drooling yet? Of course you are.

IMG_1538Continue to cook the tofu for about 5-7 minutes on each side. You want a crispy outside and warmed center. Slice the tofu, place over veggies and enjoy! Add whatever you want to your fajitas! Place on top of a warmed vegan tortilla (they even have gluten free ones!) with a little (a lot of) guacamole and your ready to eat this healthy, guilt-free and, most of all, delicious dinner, lunch, or anytime snack! Tip: add some plain Greek yogurt to your guacamole to expand the recipe and lower the calories!

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What do you think of this recipe? I want to know! Leave some love and tell me if you’re going to try this sometime and what you want me to make in the future!

Now get cooking! 🙂

xoxo

christina

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