Wednesday, 7 September 2016 - , , , , 0 comments

RECIPE: Wrap-Free Fajita

This is one of those wonderful dishes that just came together from ingredients I happened to have in the fridge!
I love fajitas but it can be quite a performance to make all the different elements, and once thrown into a wrap the Smartpoints and calories can add up pretty fast!
So I decided to make a wrap-free version; same flavours and textures but a little lighter than usual! I love the hot spicy veggies contrasting with the cooling cottage cheese and soothing creamy avocado with a squeeze of zesty lemon.

This is so easy-it can be thrown together within minutes of stepping into the kitchen.

This serves 2 people at 8sp/approx.265kcal  per portion


YOU WILL NEED : (serves 2)

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
pinch dried chilli flakes
substitute dried spices with 1-2 teaspoons pre-mixed fajita spices- you can buy from any supermarket
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
2 large fresh tomatoes
2 Spring onions

6 tablespoons reduced fat cottage cheese
1 medium avocado
juice of 1 lemon
paprika or sumac to finish


Heat the oil in a pan then add sliced onion and chopped garlic. Fry with the spices until softened then add the sliced pepper. Fry for around 5 minutes until soft. Slice the tomatoes into wedges and add to the pan with the sliced Spring onions.
Cook to heat through for a couple of minutes.

Share the hot spicy veggies into 2 portions in serving bowls.

Dot with the cottage cheese
(3 tablespoons per portion)

Then scatter with half an avocado per portion-diced straight from the shell with a generous squeeze of lemon (or lime) to stop it from discolouring.
Sprinkle with a splash of colour-either paprika or sumac, whatever you have.


That's it! Fajitatastic!