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easy veggie fajitas served with a creamy sauce made from fresh basil and cashews on a black slate on the table.
Veggie Fajitas with Creamy Cashew Basil Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These Veggie Fajitas are fast, flavorful and super easy to whip up for a weeknight dinner when you don't have the time to be slaving over your stove top. Ready in 20 minutes or less, they're healthy comfort food with a unique twist of naturally sweet flavor!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegetarian, fajitas, cashew, creamy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: Amie
Ingredients
Veggie Fajitas
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 small gluten-free whole grain tortillas
  • 1 can cannellini beans (reserve 2 Tbsp. of these beans for the sauce) drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (or 2 large ripe yellow or red tomatoes) diced
  • 1 medium cucumber diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
Creamy Cashew Basil Sauce
  • 10 tomatillos peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. cannellini beans
  • 1 large peach or peeled orange
  • 1 small cucumber peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter creamy
  • 2 Tbsp. cashews
  • 4 large basil leaves thinly sliced
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
Veggie Fajitas
  1. Light your stove top flame to medium heat. Using tongs, hold one tortilla at a time over the flame until the tortilla is brown and toasty on both sides, about 5-10 seconds on each side. Place the toasted tortillas on a serving platter.

  2. Cook the quinoa according to the package directions for 15 minutes. I usually use 1 cup of water to cook 1/2 cup quinoa. Remove from the heat, fluff with a fork and set aside for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare the Creamy Cashew Basil Sauce (recipe below).

  4. In the center of each tortilla, add a scoop of quinoa, beans, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, parsley and lemon zest. Top with the Creamy Cashew Basil Sauce, wrap like a fajita and serve immediately. 

Creamy Cashew Basil Sauce
  1. Puree all the ingredients in a mini food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Set aside.

Nutrition Facts
Veggie Fajitas with Creamy Cashew Basil Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 594mg17%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 19.3mg23%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.