Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Vegan Fajitas

What can one say about fajitas? Not much. Everybody loves them, so without further ado I'll present you with the recipe. Quick, simple, and very satisfying. The fried tofu stripes convince even die-hard steak lovers.

Vegan Fajitas

2 large onions
1 yellow and 1 red bell pepper
avocado (or guacamole, I prefer the whole fruit)
1 small can of red kidney beans
1 pack firm tofu
soft tortillas

Spray a non-stick skillet with olive oil, heat over medium, add the onions. Fry for a minute or so, add three tablespoons of water, cover. Stirr frequently. If the oniosn start sticking to the pan, add more water. Cook until tender and caramelized. The trick is to have the heat relatively low so the onions don't crisp up but really caramelize, which will take thm around 20 minutes.

Cut the bell peppers into stripes and cook as described above for the onions.

Heat the beans with some water in a small sauce pan. Mash with a fork, add more water if needed. Season with garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, and hot stuff if desired (tabasco, chili...)

Cut the tofu into stripes. Heat 2 tblsp olive oil in a non-stick skillet over high heat. Add the tofu stripes and fry on both sides until they are golden brown and a nice crunhy crust has formed. Add more oil if needed. Add a very generous splash of soy sauce and immediately pull the skillet away from the heat. Shake the skillet so the tofu stripes are covered evenly with the soy sauce. The soy sauce will instantaneously start boiling and spluttering, covering the tofu stripes in a tasty, salty sauce.

Arrange everything nicely on a plate. Build your fajitas and enjoy :-)


VeggieGirl said...

I've never met anyone who DOESN'T like fajitas - they're just so versatile and delicious!!

Jennifer said...

Fajitas are awesome. You are reminding me that I need to make them again sometime VERY soon. :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great option to add to my list of "lazy meals"! These look pretty much effortless, but totally tasty. :)

Happy Herbivore! said...

I love fajitas! I will have to make some this weekend - YUM

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Your plate looks amazing-- I want to grab it off the screen!

Vaishali said...

The fajitas look mouthwateringly delicious, Anke. I love the additions- the caramelized onions must give a complex sweetness while the tofu with soy sauce would add a salty, crunchy kick. Just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

mmm... that looks like a fabulous feast!

dreamy said...

It looks very delicious! :9

VeganCowGirl said...

Your photos are amazing!

Cindy DG said...

This looks great, I can't wait to try it!