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Spicy Seitan Fajitas

Sautéed onions and peppers tossed with seitan, spices, and chopped cilantro makes a vitamin C–boosting supper that the whole family will love. Serve with salsa and guacamole.



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2 Tbs. olive oil
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2 large red bell peppers, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced (4 cups)
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2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced (3 cups)
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¼ cup lime juice
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2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
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2 tsp. agave nectar
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1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
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1 tsp. ground cumin
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½ tsp. dried oregano
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½ tsp. chipotle chile powder
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1 8-oz. pkg. seitan, rinsed, drained, and thinly sliced
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8 6-inch sprouted whole-grain tortillas, warmed


1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onions, and cook 10 minutes, or until vegetables are soft and beginning to brown, stirring often.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together lime juice, cilantro, agave nectar, garlic, cumin, oregano, and chile powder in small bowl.
3. Add seitan to bell pepper mixture, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until seitan begins to brown. Stir in lime juice mixture, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated. Serve with warm tortillas.

Nutrition Information: 

30 g
Total Fat: 
14 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
75 g
0 mg
290 mg
16 g
12 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

This is an awesome recipe! I agree with Stephanie, I think some mushrooms, like portobellos, would be a great addition. I put some pico di gallo and guac on it and it was delicious!

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This is SO good! Next time I make it I'll add mushrooms to the veggies. I topped with shredded lettuce and vegan sour cream and it was to die for!

Easy and super tasty. One of my family's go-to meals.

Wow, just WOW! This was sooooo good. The only thing I did different is I left out the cilantro and used home-made seitan rather then packaged. Thank you!

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