Cheap, Quick and Easy Vegan Student Meals: Vegan Fajitas
When I used to eat meat, chicken fajitas was one of my favourite meals - it was salty, satisfying and was so quick to do. I've not really craved meat since I went vegan but I have been missing fajitas.
This is such a cheat recipe but I do have my own "marinade" if you don't want to buy premade mixes.
I use the Old El Paso Fajita mix in Smoky BBQ because it's actually vegan (it contains soy protein) so that's what I tend to use however if you're wanting to cut down salt, mix 2 tbsp paprika, 1/2 tbsp garlic powder, 1/2 tbsp onion powder and 1/2 tbsp Cajun Mixed spice for an equivalent version. It's surprising how many ready mixes and sauces are actually vegan (many don't want to label things vegan because they aren't made in vegan factories), just make sure you read the ingredients just to be sure. Often if things say they're vegetarian, they're also vegan just look out for egg and milk in the ingredients.
But I used the mix. As my filler, I went for mixed peppers and mushrooms to give a variety in texture. I'm not big on onion but that could also be a nice thing to chuck in.
- Coat your veg in your spice mix and let sit for five minutes
- Cook in non stick pan (cut out that oil!)
- Serve on a wrap with lettuce, cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of vegan cheese.
These took close to ten minutes to make and are such a hit - they're so yummy and cheap to make!
How are you liking my student meal series? Have you tried anything yet?