Fajita style veggie side dish

For my project work, I often travel to Mt. Vernon, WA. A couple times me and my colleague, Nidhi, had lunch at a Mexican restaurant out there called Cocina. I really liked their fajitas. The veggies in that dish were simply juicy and yummy and just so very tasty. I wanted to experiment with that taste myself.

So when last time Nidhi visited our place and we invited him over for dinner, I got an excuse to do just that. Well, I figured my experiment was successful when Nidhi took another helping of this side dish and ate it just like that! My dear hubby also enjoyed this dish very much.

Fajita-style veggie side dish

So go ahead, give it a try. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Fajita style veggies
Serves 4
Colorful veggies marinated and stir fried. Great as a side to rice dishes or for rolling up in tortillas to make easy to-go meal.
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For marinade
  1. - Use your grater directly on the washed-clean surface of about 1-2 oranges to get about 2 tsp. of grated orange peel
  2. - ½ cup orange juice - I squeezed fresh juice, but I believe you could use ready made one too.
  3. - 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice - I used the one from the bottle ;-)
  4. - 3 tsp olive oil
  5. - 1 Tbs. chili powder
  6. - About 5-6 cloves of garlic
  7. - 1 medium to large onion
  8. - ¼ tsp. salt
  9. - ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Veggies (cut all into stripes)
  1. - Peppers (red, yellow, orange and green) - 1 each
  2. - Zucchini - 1 medium
  3. - Squash - 1 medium
  4. - Onion - 1 medium
  5. - 1 tsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a blender, blend together all marinade ingredients till they form a smooth, but not too thick paste.
  2. In a separate container combine the veggies with marinade. Make sure all veggies are well coated with marinade and let the mixture sit for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. When the veggies are ready, heat a pan and 1 tsp of olive oil.
  4. Once oil gets heated, add in the marinated veggies.
  5. Adjust salt & pepper and cook till done, stirring now and then.
Adapted from Vegetarian Times fajita recipe
Varada Sharma http://varadasharma.com/
much love,
~Varada

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