Recipes ofStephanie Searor, MS RD LDN RYT-200

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Dietitian passionate about helping people fall back in love with their bodies and their relationship with food


Summer Vegetable Fajitas

Monday, July 15, 2019
Total time
1 hour
Preparation time
20 minutes

Simple, fresh ingredients make for the best summertime fajitas! Serve with rice and beans to add a complete protein to this plant-based meal.

or2 medium zucchini, diced to 1- inch pieces
or1 medium eggplant, diced to 1- inch pieces
or2 large bell peppers (any color), seeded and chopped to 1- inch pieces
or2 large onions, peeled and chopped to 1- inch pieces
or3 cups mushrooms (button or cremini), cleaned and halved
or6 cloves of garlic, smashed and roughly chopped
or5 tablespoons canola oil
or2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (or more to taste)
or1 teaspoon Kosher salt (or more to taste)
Heat a cast-iron skillet on medium heat on the stove.
Once the skillet is fairly warm (you'll be able to turn the heat down, as cast-iron can hold heat for a long time), add 1 tablespoon of the oil and the zucchini. Leave the zucchini in a single layer in the pan until it gets brown and the zucchini starts to become translucent (about 5-7 minutes). Flip the zucchini and do the same to the opposite side.
Once the zucchini is done, transfer to a large bowl.
Repeat step #2 and #3 for each vegetable, cooking them in single batches (you can add the garlic to the mushrooms or the onions). This ensures that the vegetables can blacken without steaming in the pan.
Once all of the vegetables are done, use two large serving spoons to toss together to blend.
Serve with gluten free tortillas, lime, cilantro, cheese, sour cream, and black beans, rice, and corn salad (if desired). Garnish with guacamole and pico de gallo.
Alternate method; prepare a gas or charcoal grill. Place each of the vegetables on a large piece of foil, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with a little oil, and fold up like an envelope. You should have five envelopes (garlic can go with the onions or mushrooms). Grill each pack until veggies are done and nicely browned, about 15-20 minutes (it's OK to peek). Transfer to a large serving bowl and serve.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (293 g)% DRI
Energy62 kcal183 kcal9 %
Fat4 g12 g19 %
Fatty acids, total saturated0 g1 g5 %
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg0 %
Sodium136 mg399 mg17 %
Carbohydrate6 g17 g6 %
Sugars3 g9 gremove
Fiber2 g6 g23 %
Protein1 g4 gremove