Sweet Potato Fajitas

I cut up 5 mangoes earlier in the week. They were so bright and ripe they were nearly orange. They were mango perfection! My mango-loving Shea Olivia gobbled them in up a matter of days. She’s not a very good sharer when it comes to mango J

Weirdly enough, I had TWO patients in the past 2 days who made a stated goal to try mango for the first time. Blows my mind, but obviously, I fully support! Gina and I are in the midst of planning a back-to-school podcast episode that will include our kids trying a few less common fruits and vegetables. You know, ones that are accessible in stores but not commonplace. Any suggestions?

My sister-in-law sent me this recipe and she’s batting 1.00 still when it comes to vegan recipes. All recipes, really! She really gets our food preferences and yep, I’m always on board for trying her recommendations.

It probably goes without saying, these Sweet Potato Fajitas were a recommendation from her. I glanced at the recipe, and if I’m being honest…I wasn’t feeling wow-ed (i.e. seemed basic, but fine), and proceeded with making them the following week.

And they are basic, but the flavor is BIG. Mark’s exact words were, “You don’t even miss the meat.” I mean…that’s one heck of an endorsement right there. He’s normally on-board with vegan/vegetarian meals but would readily admit that he’d prefer them with meat. Not the case with these fajitas.

Plus, I mean…look at them! In addition to emphasizing different fruits and vegetables in the diet, I’m forever talking about eating the rainbow. Eating more colors can be challenging at times, but not if you’re serving up these fajitas! Served alongside corn, guacamole, brown rice, and a few radish slices, this vegan meal was ON POINT with both taste and nutrition!

Sweet Potato Fajitas

Sweet Potato Fajitas

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Who needs meat?! These sweet potato fajitas are big on flavor...and fiber!

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 5 small sweet potatoes, cut into "fry" wedges
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the spices (salt through garlic powder) until well-combined.
  3. Place sliced sweet potatoes on one of the baking sheets; drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and half the spices; toss well and arrange in an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile place peppers and onion on the second baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and seasoning mixture; toss well and arrange in a single later.
  5. Bake peppers and onions for 30 minutes, alongside the sweet potatoes.
  6. Serve hot as a fajita bowl, fajitas in tortillas, or as you prefer! We made fajita "bowls" with corn, guacamole, and brown rice.*

Notes

*not accounted for in nutrition information

Recipe ever so slightly adapted from 5

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 11.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 511mgCarbohydrates: 31.6gFiber: 6.0gSugar: 9.2gProtein: 3.2g

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2 Comments

  1. Emily
    August 24, 2020 / 7:03 pm

    Another awesome recipe! Made these tonight for Meatless Monday and they were amazing. So flavorful, and I loved the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. We will make this again and again. Thanks!!

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      August 25, 2020 / 10:53 am

      Emily, so glad you enjoyed the meal! Totally agree – BIG flavor!! 🙂 Thanks for your sweet comment!!

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