Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vegetables: Fajita-style

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I don't know about you, but I love a great fajita!  In an attempt to to find new ways to use the produce from my garden, I came up with the following recipe.  It is not only good for fajitas, but the vegetables are great on their own!

Ingredients:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (dressing / marinade for a lighter taste)
Fajita Seasoning Mix
2 medium carrots
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
broccoli florets
1 medium onion
1-2 small / medium zucchini



Directions:

1)  Julienne or dice the vegetables you wish to use.
2)  Lightly coat bottom of frying pan with olive oil and heat on Med-High.  Add vegetables.
3)  Cover and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
4)  Add 1 packet of Fajita Seasoning Mix and mix well.
5)  Continue cooking until vegetables are crispy al dente.
6)  Serve with warm tortillas or eat right out of the pan!
7)  Enjoy!




NOTES:

1)  This is one of those recipes that is almost better the second time around!

2)  Use whatever vegetables you have on hand.  I have added diced tomatoes after the vegetables are done.

3)  Adjust the seasonings to your taste.  Add more cayenne pepper or even red pepper flakes to increase the heat!

4)  For this batch, I used 2 packets of Fajita Seasoning Mix.  I had a large mixing bowl of veggies to stir-fry!

This recipe may be linked to the following great food hops.

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Blessings,

     Ellen

24 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to use veggies!

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  2. Very colorful, very easy-to-make, just perfect for summer time!
    Love it :)

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  3. What a great idea! I don't know why I hadn't thought of it but can't wait to try that as we are in full swing with our garden veggies right now. Thanks

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  4. This looks great! What a wonderful way to use our summer veggies! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" :-)

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  5. Stopping by from Kidz in the Kitchen. This looks amazing! And SO healthy!

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  6. Ellen, this is must try! Love veggies. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. I had no idea there was a Fajita seasoning mix. It sounds intriguing. Love new ways to use vegetables! Thanks for this post.

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  8. That sounds so good! I don't suppose you have a recipe FOR the Fajita mix, do you? I've never been able to find on online, if you can believe that! Stopping by to say "Hi!". Haven't had an opportunity to visit people in a while.
    Michelle
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

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    1. Hi Michelle! Right now I've been using a store brand Fajita seasoning mix (sold with the McCormick's seasoning packets). I found the following recipe for homemade fajita seasoning mix. I'll be trying it with my next batch of veggies.
      http://busycooks.about.com/od/homemademixes/r/fajitaseasonmix.htm

      Ellen

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  9. Your vegetable pics look so appetising.
    I found this through Turning the Clock Back's What's Cooking Wednesday. I have linked in an attempt at meatballs. Have a lovely week.

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  10. Thanks for following Carole's Chatter. I am now following you, too.

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  11. This is a great way to use up the summer vegetable surplus from the garden. Thanks for sharing at Cookbook Sundays.

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  12. Delicious and color, a nice way to use the vegetables, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  13. just wanted to let you know that this will be featured at this weeks Tasty Tuesday party. Going live tonight at 8:30 http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/07/pasta-salad-2-and-tasty-tuesday-party.html.
    Come back and grab a featured button if you don't already have one! Thanks for linking.

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  14. Hi Ellen,
    What a great flavor for those wonderful fresh vegetables, this is a great recipe. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Oh, yum, that looks delicious!

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  17. This looks really tasty ~ thanks for sharing!

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  18. This looks absolutely tasty. What a delicious way to get your vegetables.

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  19. This is a great clean out the fridge kinda of recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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  20. Yum any veggie will do! Love this! Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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  21. Ooh Yummy! I love veggies and would totally eat this recipe up! ;)

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by CountryMommaCooks and linking up at our Saturday Link and Greet Party...hope to see you again tonight : )
    Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

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