Having not eating meat in more than 26 years you would think seitan and I would be best friends by now right? Well honestly I have not used seitan before because it just looks scary and gross to me. I had bought a couple of packages of seitan a few weeks ago and they needed to be used so I decided it was time we became acquainted and see if we even like each other. I went online to look at some recipes the use seitan and my husband I agreed that fajitas would be a good choice since it seemed to always be a hit and it was a simple place to start.
I have been watching my calorie intake so although I made my husband the fajita in the tortilla I decided to make myself a Fajita Salad instead and it turned out really great! My husband tasted mine after eating his and said it was better that way so score! I now love the taste and texture of seitan and know we are going to become even friendlier as time goes by so stay tuned for more seitan adventures.
I was so excited after I took my pics of it because I thought I had created a new, unique dish that I could share with the world. A Fajita Salad was a great idea and I had thought of it! Then I decide to just do a quick search on Google and waah waah waah, there are hundreds of Fajita Salad recipes, boo hoo. Oh well, this is my version!
Serves: 2 large or 4 side salads
1 package seitan
1 small yellow squash thinly sliced
1 small zucchini thinly sliced
1 bell pepper thinly sliced
1/2 large onion thinly sliced
5-7 mushrooms thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup salsa
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3-8 sprigs cilantro, chopped
Pinch chili powder (add more if you are not serving kids to your own tastes)
1Tablespoon of water or more to desired sauce thickness
Lettuce leaves of your choice to lay fajita mix on
1 avocado thinly sliced as garnish
Cherry tomatoes as garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the seitan and vegetables in olive oil until the vegetables are cooked through and the seitan is crispy. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and adjust to taste and thickness.
Lay fajita mixture on top of your lettuce and top with avocado, tomatoes and salt and pepper. ENJOY!