These easy vegan fajitas are simple, colourful and are bursting with spicy flavours.
Our homemade spice mix gives these fajitas a lovely kick, which balances really well with the soothing cashew sour cream.
If you don’t fancy whipping up some homemade cashew sour cream, you can simply sub for vegan plain yoghurt.
Many agree that the key to an excellent fajita is the tortilla, so try to find good quality tortillas from your local store.
We serve our fajitas with mashed avocado, diced cherry tomatoes, cashew sour cream and coriander.
This recipe will make 4 large fajitas or you can stretch it to 6 medium-sized ones.
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Posted by So Vegan on Tuesday, 11 June 2019
For the veggies:
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 red pepper
- 1 red onion
- 150g / 5.3oz portobello mushrooms
- 3 cloves garlic
For the fajita mix:
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- big pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
For the guacamole:
- 2 ripe avocado
- 1 lime
- pinch of salt & pepper
For the cashew sour cream:
- 70g / 2.5oz cashews
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- 6 medium tortillas
- 180g / 6.3oz cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 red onion
- handful of fresh coriander
- Preheat the oven to 200°C / 390°F fan-assisted.
- Add the cashews for the sour cream to a small bowl and cover with hot water straight from the kettle. Leave to one side to soak while you carry out the next steps.
- Thinly slice the yellow pepper, red pepper, mushroom and red onion, and transfer to a tray. Peel and dice the garlic and sprinkle it over the veggies, along with the paprika, cumin, oregano, chilli powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon powder, a big pinch of salt and the vegetable oil. Mix with your hands to combine all the veggies with the spices, then bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the veggies are cooked.
- Meanwhile, add the flesh of the avocado to a mixing bowl along with the juice of the lime and pinches of salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until smooth.
- Drain the cashews and add them to a blender along with the remaining sour cream ingredients and 60ml (1/4 cup) of water. Blend until smooth (add a splash more water if necessary).
- Heat a large frying pan on a medium heat. Once hot, toast the tortillas on each side for a minute until they've warmed through.
- To build the fajitas, place a spoonful of the roasted veggies in the middle of each tortilla, followed by a spoonful of mashed avocado.
- To serve, quarter the cherry tomatoes and dice the red onion, and sprinkle both over the fajitas. Finish with a drizzle of cashew sour cream or vegan plain yoghurt and a sprinkling of fresh coriander leaves.
These were fabulous.
I added strips of zucchini, too.
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 Roxy & Ben
So delicious! I made it for dinner tonight and my whole family (veggies and non-veggies) loved it! Thank you!
Thank you! Roxy (So Vegan)
What vinegar do you use in the cashew cream?
Hey Michelle. We use apple cider vinegar. Thanks!
I make this at least once a month. Usually for lunch for a few days. It is absolutely delicious!
Hey Maaike, so glad you like this recipe and that it has become one of your staples. It’s so wonderful to hear. All the best, Roxy
Hi, guys. Your recipes are awesome and simple, even for a newbie like me. Cant wait to try some of them this weekend!
What would be a good substitute if I don’t like mushrooms?
Thanks so much Krystyn! Ooo good question. It might sound a bit strange, but cauliflower would also work. We have a cauliflower taco bowl recipe which usually similar flavours, and it has a lovely crunch to it. But if you’re looking for something similar-ish, you could try shredding jackfruit?