After a few days of unbearable heat around these parts, the temperature has come back down and there is a nice gentle breeze in the air again. I’m glad, as even though I love warm weather, that was a bit much, especially when you are stuck in a city and no longer live by the sea. Had the weather not calmed down a bit, all I could manage today would be another salad recipe but luckily putting the oven on is no longer torture and so I have a way more exciting recipe for you today, for vegan ‘chicken’ fajitas.
While this recipe can be done on the stove top, the mushrooms in particular benefit from being baked. Initially, I started off baking the mushrooms and sizzling the onions and peppers in a pan separately, but then I had a brainwave and decided to combine the two and bake them instead. This way is so much more straight forward and convenient. It makes it perfect midweek dinner material or low effort entertaining that doesn’t leave you so exhausted preparing the meal that you end up not really enjoying the evening. Or maybe that’s just me. I sometimes feel so much pressure for everything to be spot on and for everyone to enjoy the food that all that mental fretting leaves me drained. Although I am working on cutting myself some slack more and more often and I am happy to report that it really does work wonders on one’s mood.
So these vegan fajitas are really super easy to make. All you need to do is to chop up some onion and peppers roughly. Then place them and some oyster mushrooms on a large baking tray and coat in a marinade fragrant with spices. Leave the ingredients to marinate for a few hours if you can or shove into the oven straight way if you are too hungry to wait. Then wait half an hour for the oven to do its magic and that’s it, YOU ARE DONE!
Use shop-bought tortillas (I obviously made my own cos my perfectionism is only curable up to a point 😉 ), vegan sour cream, a ripe avocado, some fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime and enjoy. Don’t forget about some chilled summer ale (if you are that way inclined) and both YOU and your guests will be a bunch of happy bunnies. An al fresco consumption method is highly recommended but not a non-negotiable…Hope you’ll enjoy these as much as we have!
PS: If you make my vegan fajitas, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. I love seeing your takes on my recipes!
**I made my own corn tortillas. In the interest of keeping this recipe short and sweet and knowing there there are shop-bought tortillas available (like these, for example), I have not included the tortilla making process in the recipe but if there is enough interest I am happy to publish it separately.