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Recipe: Fresh and easy skillet fajitas

Posted on May. 5, 2015 ( comments)
mango steak fajitas

It only takes a single skillet paired with fresh and healthy seasonal ingredients to put a tasty meal on your family table in record time. Choosing leaner cuts of red meat like flank steak provides nutrient dense protein while keeping excess fat and calories at bay. Experiment with chicken, pork, or prawns to jazz up this traditional Mexican meal and please even the pickiest of eaters.

Ingredients

Juice of 3 limes
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
2 teaspoons oil
1 tablespoon tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
1 pound flank steak, cut into 1/2-inch strips
Cooking spray
3 julienne-cut bell peppers (assorted colors)
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
Corn tortillas
1 medium sized mango, sliced
1 medium avocado, sliced
Green onions, chopped for garnish
Cantina style salsa

Instructions

1. Combine lime juice, cumin, salt, cilantro, jalapeño, oil, and tamari/soy sauce in a medium bowl, tossing well to coat. Refrigerate and let meat marinate up to 3 hours.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Discard marinate mixture, add meat to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until done. Remove from pan.
3. Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add peppers and onion; cook 6 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and meat; cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
4. Warm the tortillas according to package instructions. Serve steak mixture with tortillas, mango, avocado, green onions, and cantina style salsa.

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julie-cyr-headshot Julie Cyr

Fueled by a passion for health and wholeness, Julie brings years of experience as a nutrition educator, elite fitness trainer, and sought after public speaker on topics related to fitness, nutrition, and body image. Not one to sway with popular diet trends, she remains loyal to the belief that whole foods source locally and eaten consciously offer the fuel our bodies need to live the “Good Life.”

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