Why I Love This Recipe
Wrap up this delicious assortment of flavors. Stuffed with a variety of colorful and nutrient-packed canned vegetables, as well as fresh herbs and spices, this Mexican dish is an easy, nutrient-rich menu choice.
Ingredients You'll Need
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons hot chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
1 cup canned corn kernels, drained
1 cup canned pink or red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom pieces and stems, drained
1 cup canned whole green beans, drained
1 medium onion, halved and sliced
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut in strips
1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) asparagus cuts and tips, drained
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, optional
8 medium (8 inch) flour tortillas, preferably whole wheat, warmed by package directions
1 cup fancy shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sour cream, optional
1/2 cup prepared guacamole, optional
Mix 1 tablespoon olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin, pepper, lime zest and lime juice in a medium mixing bowl. Add corn, kidney beans, mushrooms and green beans. Toss gently until all vegetables are coated. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Heat the remaining one tablespoon oil in a large, well seasoned skillet over high heat until smoking. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until browned and tender, about 5 minutes. Add marinated corn-bean mixture with the marinade and tomatoes; cook until steaming hot, about 4 minutes, stirring often. Gently fold in asparagus and cilantro, if used, and heat through, about 1 minute.
To assemble fajitas; spoon 3/4 cup vegetable filling into the center of each warm tortilla. Top with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, fold in one side and roll up. Serve with sour cream and/or guacamole, if desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 330; Total fat 12g; Saturated fat 4g; Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 860mg; Carbohydrate 43g; Fiber 7g; Protein 12g; Vitamin A 25%DV*; Vitamin C 70%DV; Calcium 20%DV; Iron 20%DV
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