Fajita Veggies

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You will love these flavor-filled Fajita Veggies, made with soy curls as a meat substitute, to take a restaurant favorite to your home!

Fajita Veggies

Fajita Veggies is the meatless version of the classic Chicken Fajitas. This delicious fajita recipe uses soy curls instead of chicken. This veggie fajita recipe contains seasoned soy curls baked to perfection and tossed with sautéed onions and bell peppers. I like to serve this with Guacamole, Vegan Sour Cream, Salsa, and a squeeze of lime. This is the perfect easy and healthy weeknight dinner that the entire family will enjoy!

close up veggie fajita in skillet on a concrete background

What Does Fajita Mean In Spanish?

Traditional fajitas are of Mexican origin. They contain cooked strips of seasoned meat, veggies (usually peppers and onions), sour cream, and other condiments served wrapped in a tortilla.

Fajita Veggies

I decided to use Soy Curls in place of meat.  Soy curls are a tasty, gluten-free meat alternative (the healthiest I’ve found as well), made using whole Non-GMO soybeans.

 Many of the meat alternatives found in stores contain soy protein isolates and wheat gluten, making them unfit for certain people and their various diets/sensitivities. I find that soy curls’ texture is very similar to chicken, therefore making it my favorite chicken substitute. 

I also include a homemade fajita seasoning mix recipe, which has none of the dangerous additives sometimes found in commercial brands.

Ingredients for veggie fajita, onion, bell pepper, soy curls, spices and herb on a cutting board, white plate and bowl on a grey concrete background

Fajita Veggies Ingredients

Multicolored Bell Peppers – I love to use a blend of red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, but you can use one or more of your favorite colors. 

Onion – white, yellow, or even red onion works great in this recipe. 

Olive Oil – for sautéing the veggies, you can use any neutral flavored oils.

Lime Juice – a squeeze of lime juice to make all the flavors pop. You can substitute lemon juice for lime juice. 

Tortilla – you can use a homemade tortilla or store-bought. If you are on a gluten-free meal plan, then check out my Gluten-Free Vegan Flatbread Recipe.

How To Make the Fajita Veggies Recipe?

To Prepare The Soy Curls

  1. Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray or brush with oil, and set aside.
  2. To rehydrate the soy curls, soak them in a bowl with hot water for about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and add the fajita seasoning mix to your soy curls.
  4. Place the seasoned soy curls on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. 
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown, turning the soy curls over halfway.

Baked soy curls on a baking sheet

To Prepare The Fajita Veggies

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and bell pepper strips, and cook until vegetables are tender and caramelized while stirring frequently about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the baked soy curls in the skillet, stir, and add a squeeze of lime. 
  3. To serve, place soy curls and the sautéed veggies in tortillas, topped with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.

Onions, peppers being sauteed in a large skillet for veggie fajita

What Is The Difference Between A Taco And A Fajita?

According to a Chowhound article, in short, the word “fajita” refers to the filling, whereas “taco” refers to a taco shell with any type of filling. So for example, you can have fajita tacos, fajita served with rice, and obviously tacos with other fillings not made like fajitas.

What Are The Fajita Veggies At Chipotle?

I couldn’t find any official recipe, however, according to this Reddit thread, they are made with bell peppers, onions, oregano, and salt, and fried with a neutral-tasting oil until the onions are caramelized. This is similar in theory to my recipe, so if you like the Chipotle version be sure to try this recipe! 

What Can I Make With Leftover Fajita Vegetables?

  • You can add leftover fajitas to pasta or rice to make a Tex-Mex one-pot pasta or rice dish, perhaps adding a bit of your favorite pasta sauce for extra moisture.
  • Use as topping for a salad.
  • Eat with Brown Rice and Black Beans for a healthy Mexican inspired dinner.
  • Use as a topping for a homemade pizza.
  • Add to Scrambled Tofu.

Other Vegan Mexican Inspired Recipes To Try

veggie fajita on tortilla topped with vegan sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cilantro

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 154 kcal / 644 kJ
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbs: 19 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 50 min
  • For:
  • 6 Servings

Ingredients

Fajita Seasoning Mix

Making the Fajita Veggies

Instructions

To Prepare The Soy Curls

  1. Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray or brush with oil, and set aside.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the fajita seasoning mix.
  3. To rehydrate the soy curls, soak them in a bowl with hot water for about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the water and add the fajita seasoning mix to your soy curls.
  5. Place the seasoned soy curls on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown, turning the soy curls over halfway.

To Prepare The Fajita Veggies

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and bell pepper strips, and cook until vegetables are tender and caramelized while stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the baked soy curls in the skillet, stir, and add a squeeze of lime.
  4. To serve, place soy curls and the sautéed veggies in tortillas, topped with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
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Dev Marie

Hi there, I’m Dev, a Jersey girl now residing in Florida, and a first generation Jamaican immigrant. As a passionate foodie adventurist, I love to create comfort dishes using exotic ingredients from all over the world.

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  1. Rhonda
    December 14, 2020

    I had some soy curls in my pantry for quite some time. This was easy to prepare and very tasty!