I came up with this recipe and thought it was a perfect Friday/weekend dinner – a taste of summer and comfort,
at the same time healthy, easy to make and so good they have been added to our list of favorites!
The fajitas are made with baked aubergine, tomatoes, onion and zucchini stacks and Portobello mushrooms, served on a warm tortilla with tomato salsa and guacamole.
For the vegetable stacks you need
Big ripe tomatoes
Slice the aubergine and place them side by side on a baking tray that has been drizzled with olive oil. Squeeze some lemon juice on the aubergine and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Slice the tomatoes and put them on top of the aubergine. Slice the onions and add the slices on top of the tomatoes. Slice the zucchini and add the slices on top of the onion – drizzle with olive oil and sea salt.
Clean the Portobello mushrooms removing the stalks – but be sure to include them too. Place the mushrooms – tops down – on a baking tray that has been drizzled with olive oil and add another little drizzle of olive oil to them along with some sea salt.
Bake the vegetable stacks and the mushrooms at 360 F til tender and golden – about 45 min
For the guacamole:
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
The avocados are just amazing right now – so intense and tasty. So I don’t add too many things to the guacamole to be able to enjoy the flavors of the avocado itself. Just mash it up, add freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice and freshly squeezed garlic, taste with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
This evening, I cheated because I was in a hurry and bought a freshly made salsa from my local store. Usually I make my own, like this:
Fresh ripe tomatoes
Bunch of fresh coriander
Finely chop tomatoes, onions, red chili and fresh coriander – mix it all together, add some freshly squeezed lime juice, taste with sea salt.
The glorious result
Assemble:- place a warm whole wheat tortilla on a plate – add a good spoonful of guacamole, add the baked Portobello and vegetable, top with the salsa and serve.
We have a long weekend here – the kids are off school Friday to Monday – and we are looking forward to a long beautiful weekend.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!