Mediterranean Fajitas

Okay so fajitas are not a traditional “mediterranean”  food but they are tasty and fit into our diet plan. This recipe is my husbands specialty and since he makes it slightly different each time its kind of tough to write down but it is my favorite.

Onions and Peppers

He cuts up one red onion, one white onion and 2 bell peppers (we like lots of leftovers)

Then he tosses them with equal parts lime juice and olive oil and then adds liberal amounts of tequila (however he has also used gin which is super tasty with onions) He adds a generous spoonful of minced garlic and about 1-2 teaspoons of cumin. He lets them sit in the fridge for about an hour to gel but this is not necessary if you don’t have the time. He then sautees them in a little more olive oil and any juices at the bottom of the bowl.

Chicken (this is allowed weekly on the mediterranean diet but only my husband eats meat)

He makes a lime juice and tequila marinade similar to that of the onions but omits the olive oil and adds a sprinkle of salt. He cooks the chicken in the marinade so it reduces into a nice sauce.

“Refried” Black Beans (this is what I eat instead of the chicken)

One can of black beans including the water poured into a small pot. Add salt, a tablespoon of butter ( I know, but you can have a small amount of butter) and a half tablespoon of olive oil. Simmer and smash the beans as they cook. They will thicken to the consistency of refried beans.

Add all together with cheese, sour cream, salsa if you want. We use whole wheat tortillas.


3 thoughts on “Mediterranean Fajitas

  1. I’ll have to mention this recipe to my husband. He’s from Texas and likes to cook a lot of Tex-Mex food. I don’t think he’s ever tried tequila in his fajitas before.

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