Thursday, June 9, 2011

veggie fajitas!

it's getting so hot here in new york, pretty soon i'll only want to eat salads and watermelon!

last night i was craving mexican, so i made vegetable fajitas, re-fried beans and guacamole.
i heated some corn tortillas, topped it all with fresh greens and cilantro, and chowed down!

 guacamole, veggie fajitas, and re-fried beans

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • juice of one lime
  • a pinch of smoked chipotle powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of cumin, chili powder, and salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 an onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 a container of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1-2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • pepper, to taste     

 in a medium mixing bowl, add the avocado meat and toss with 1/2 of the lime juice
 add the salt and spices, and mash in with a potato masher
fold in garlic, onion, tomatoes, and cilantro
add pepper, the rest of the lime juice and more salt to taste
cover and refrigerate for an hour

      veggie fajitas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 a dried chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 of an onion, sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 6-8 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 summer squash, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, salt, cumin, pepper, and crushed coriander

 in a large pan, heat oil, garlic, chipotle pepper, and onion until cooked, about 3-5 min
add orange pepper, cook and stir another 3-5 minutes
add mushrooms and seasoning, stir 3 minutes
add squash, cover and cook until squash is tender

    re-fried beans
  • 1 can mixed beans (black, pinto, kidney), drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 a container grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, and pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
in medium sauce pan, combine beans and water, bring to a boil
add all remaining ingredients besides the oil, reduce heat and cover
simmer about 15-20 minutes, until most water is gone
remove from heat, mash with potato masher
add oil, and return to the stove
cook another 3-5 minutes on medium heat
serve immediately