Easy, nourishing dishes that are quick to prepare are still very much the order of the day here. To make a change from sandwiches, I decided to make fajitas this week. I did have to buy my tortillas, but for a fabulous recipe for home made ones (I can vouch for it, I made them in Spain) take a look at Tandy´s recipe.
Quantities are flexible, and use your favourite veggies or whatever you have to hand. We ate 2 tortillas each for lunch.
- Finely chopped savoy cabbage
- Finely shredded carrots, red peppers, onion
- Finely Sliced Mushrooms
- A handful of fresh beansprouts
- Olive oil for stir frying
- 1 teaspoon of tamarind sauce per person (pinched from my mum´s store cupboard – thanks Mamma!)
- Pinch of dried chili flakes (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon of ground cumin per person
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 small log of soft goat´s cheese
- Creamy Natural Yogurt
- Tortillas for wrapping
Simply stir fry all the vegetables until they start to soften. Add the cumin, chili (if using) and tamarind and cover the pan. Continue to cook until the vegetables are cooked to your liking. Remove the lid if you prefer no juice.
Spoon the vegetables over warmed tortillas which you can spread with yogurt, place a few slices of creamy goat´s cheese on top, roll up and enjoy!
And finally, a totally gratuitous dog shot…at least someone can enjoy the rare bursts of sunshine this week…
66 thoughts on “Vegetable Fajitas with Soft Goat´s Cheese”
What a good idea. I think tortillas will be on the menu this weekend:)
They made a lovely change!
Thanks for the link love! I tried savoy cabbage for the first time last night 🙂 The dogs look very happy.
You´re welcome, was so impressed with the recipe! I adore savoy cabbage – it´s great stir fried with bacon. And as for those dogs…they seem to b happy anywhere, even amongst the destruction!
Yummo and thanks for the link to Tandy’s site – one I’ll go back to too.
We’re tortilla nuts here cos they’re so damned easy. One day I’ll make my own I’m sure of it :o). Great combo with tamarind sauce, cumin and soft cheese amongst it all. Yummo.
It was the first time I´d tried tamarind sauce, am hooked!
Not surprised you had two each… looks very tasty!
Well, when you´re a builder´s mate, one just isn´t enough!
Me encanta tu receta, rápida y balanceada. A los niños les va a encantar, con verduras y todo!! 😉
¡Espero que a los niños les gusta!
Perfect timing. The other night we saw a commercial for fajitas and we both said, “I want that!” I love fajitas. Thanks!
Oh me too – especially if they have a little “tickle” to them!
Lovely lunch! Reckon I shall be making these for Pete when he is next home. I always battle to think of lunches.
🙂 Mandy xo
Yes, it can be a pain – something quick but filling and not dull!
What a great idea! Another way to eat our fantastic local goats’ cheeses that have become almost daily fare for us.
This was a gorgeous Welsh cheese from Abergavenny (hope I spelled that right!) and it was wonderful!
Looks great! And so easy, I bet it was great mixing it up a bit instead of a sandwich!
It made a good change!
This sounds like a flavorful and quick lunch to keep you going through your work day.
A healthy energy boost!
I will basically stuff my face with anything that has goats cheese 🙂 These look delicious. I can’t wait to check out that tortilla recipe! I’ve been thinking about trying them from scratch for a while, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.
And your dogs are pretty cute 🙂
Hi Omeletta – can recommend the tortilla récipe and I´m with you on the goat´s cheese. Yes, I agree, those dogs are pretty cute!
I love meals like this! Cute pups!
Thank you – the pups seem to have gone down as well as the food!
Love a versatile meal you can wrap up in a blanket like this and eat one-handed…sometimes there’s just nothing better. Your pups are looking quite content basking in the sun there Tanya. Hope for you all that it lasts a good long while there!
Thanks Spree – it´s all going well (although the weather is getting decidedly autumnal) and speedy meals like this help to soothe the soul!
Right now, anything I can eat with one hand is a bonus! (That way the other hand can keep picking green beans, or blanching them, or freezing…. 😉 )
Shame we can´t grow another arm from time to time… 😉
Delicious and easy Tanya.
And there is always room for a gratuitous dog shot 🙂
🙂 I´m a bit biased re the dogs – think they have managed to keep us sane and laughing through the chaos!
Fantastic! here’s a very entertaining and informative tortilla recipe by Robert Rodriguez:
10 Minute Cooking School
Will check it out tomorrow when I am off the dongle and onto the “real” internet. I know I´ll love it as I always enjoy what you send me! Is the work with the German film crew over now? Want to make a movie about 2 mad folk who are restoring old houses in Bexhill?!
I thought the Paralympic work was all over, but today they gave me a couple more days transcoding the video. I’d love to see your house though, I bet you are doing a great job 😉
Good news re your work – and you´re welcome to come and visit! Speak soon?
What troupers your dogs are! When we renovated our home in town, we have a piteous photo of our dog Bezial curled up covered in dust looking like a gypsy cur in one of our covered armchairs. Nothing like seal pup eyes to make you feel guilty! Your dogs appear to be standing up to the rigour of renovation in a sterling manner! Despite their decided gypsy surrounds ;). Lovely recipe and I am off to pinch that tortilla recipe to give them a go in the near future. Cheers for a vego recipe by the way 🙂
You´re welcome for the vego recipe – were not vegan or vegetarians, but when I think about it we eat a lot of non meat and dairy food so should post more or these recipes! Yes, those pups also do the sad eye thing sometimes, but mostly they´re just having enormous fun playing in a huge doggy playground!
You are back in your groove! Very inspiring; I will bve looking to add more vegetables to my bang-up fajitas! We certainly have enough late summer to go around!
Oh yes, back in the groove again!
Love the recipe: oft make variations on the theme for light lunch or even dinner. We get a lot of ‘mountain bread’s and other flatbreads here and they are such an easy and fast way to a great meal! Clever pups: not just in the sun but obviously out of the wind 🙂 !
Mmm, flat breads! Yes, those pups follow the sun around the house and garden 🙂
Oh, the soft goat cheese is so creamy, makes a lovely addition to the crispy texture of the vegetables… 🙂
I adore it. In Spain (at least where we live) we can only get either hard cheese or ricotta type and nothing in between, so am making the most of it here in the UK!
Is that so? Interesting fact indeed. Thank you for responding! 🙂
I’m so glad to see you are “connected” again! I can’t wait to see more of the house project!!
Big relief to be connected again – more photos of the Project coming up!
We had these last night and they were SO GOOD! We made the yogurt sauce with “enebro” (not sure what that is in English) and coriander leaves, so tasty! We love tortillas!
Is that fennel or dill? Yum, I bet they were good!
These I have got to try… ! x
Hope you enjoy them!
This looks so healthy and nicely filling with all those veggies! It’s great you’ve got easy recipes for us with a crazy fall start up! xx
Glad you liked it – simple is the only things that´s working for me at the moment!
I love goat cheese, and this combination–with the vegetables–looks delicious.
Thanks Margaret – and thanks too for subscribing, hope you continue to enjoy!
Oh look, a tortilla in Spain that looks just like a tortilla in Texas, not like a potato pie! (kidding!!) Mmmm… Sounds awfully good…!! “tamarind sauce”?? I’ll have to do some homework!
The tamarind was so good – an I know what you mean about the tortillas..when i told Big Man what we were having he was expecting a big thick omelette!
Love the recipe, can´t wait to try it. Also thanks for the happy dog photo at the end of the post ; )
Glad you liked it – thanks! And as for those dogs…they´re getting all the attention 😉
I just love a fajita dish and this is another way I can eat it and enjoy it :). Thanks for this amazing recipe
Fajitas go so well with so many things – I think there are a lot of fans!
This sounds terrific, Tanya, and perfect for you 2 worker bees. The meals need not be fancy, just nourishing and, above all else, easy to prepare. Your adding goat cheese puts these above all others. Great idea!
We´re really enjoying all the lovely cheeses we can get here which we don´t find at home. And as for busy bees…such an apt description! Hope your trip is going well 🙂 Hugs to Zia – we made pasta last night and talked of you!
I’m really enjoying your Blog, recipies & photos!! Brilliant!!
Thanks so much Tasha!
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