Vegetable Fajitas

Vegetable Fajitas

Lunch

Fajitas are a fun way to allow children some choice in putting together their meals. Consider adding chicken, beef or shrimp to the marinade for variety. Other spring and summer vegetables like asparagus, squash, or eggplant are also excellent choices for this recipe. Sauté the vegetables the night before, reheat in the morning and send them to school in a thermos with the toppings like cheese and guacamole on the side (see Guacamole with Baked Tortilla Chips recipe). Bigger kids will love assembling their own fajitas at lunchtime.

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grape vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seed, toasted, ground
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup zucchini, julienned
  • 1 cup summer squash, julienned
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1 cup yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup red onion, small dice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 flour tortillas

1. Combine oil, vinegar, cumin, half the salt and half the pepper in a large bowl. Add the peppers, squashes, carrots and yellow onions and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
2. Combine tomatoes, red onion, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, and remaining salt and pepper to make a salsa.
3. Sauté the marinated vegetables until just soft.
4. Warm the tortillas. Serve with sautéed vegetables and salsa.

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 231
Calories from Fat 58 (25% of tot cal)
Total Fat 6g – 10%
Saturated Fat 1g – 5%
Cholesterol 0mg – 0%
Sodium 702mg – 29%
Total Carbo 39g – 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g – 10%
Sugars 36g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 581%
Vitamin C 184%
Calcium 14%
Iron 18%
Calorie Diet 2000
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your caloric intake.