Kick your veggies up a notch

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fajita vegetables

Do you love grilled onions? Grilled onions and peppers? How about kicking it up a notch?

This is a favorite around our house any time of year. Sometimes I make it just with the vegetables and serve with steak or a beef sandwich.

The hardest part of this dish is getting everything cut up and in the marinade. When you’re ready to eat, cooking takes only minutes.

You can make it with red and green peppers, just green peppers, with chicken, with steak…

Recipe

1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus a few drops for
sprinkling on the avocado
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder (up to 1 tablespoon if you like it hotter)
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced lengthwise
2 green bell peppers, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced lengthwise
2 medium onions, peeled and cut into wedges
8 flour tortillas

1 large ripe tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 ripe avocado, thinly sliced and sprinkled with a few
drops of lime juice to prevent browning
1-1/2 cups Salsa Fresca (that means fresh),

Wash and dry the chicken breasts and trim off any fat. Cut the chicken breasts across the grain into 1/4-inch slices. In a non-metal mixing bowl combine the lime juice, garlic, chili powder, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste and stir to mix. Stir in the chicken and vegetables (except avocado) and marinate for at least 1 hour.

Grill the chicken and vegetables on a grill pan, or stir fry in a skillet over medium high heat until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are crisp-tender (not mushy).

Just before serving, warm the tortillas until soft and pliable and place them in a napkin-lined bread basket. just heat them for a few seconds on each side on a hot griddle.

Place the tomato, avocado, and salsa in serving bowls.

To serve the fajitas, have each guest place a heaping spoonful of grilled chicken and vegetables on a tortilla. Spoon the tomato, avocado, and salsa on top and roll or fold the tortilla into a neat bundle for eating. Sometimes we add cheese.

Suggested side dishes –

Refried Beans
Spanish Rice
Fresh Fruit

Another tough one, ey? 😉

Here it is as a side dish –

fajita vegetables with grilled steak

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