Mushroom Fajitas are a traditional Mexican dish and are traditionally served in corn tortillas, but can also be served in a flour tortilla and with shrimp, chicken or vegetables. Typically, the mushrooms are sautéed in vegetable oil until soft before the filling is added, which may include onion, cumin powder, garlic cloves (whole or ground), bell pepper (red or green), canned tomatoes with chilis sauce and fresh cilantro. Fajitas are typically coated lightly with salt before cooking as well as chili powder to add zest to the dish. They’re then grilled on an iron pan over high heat while you continue cooking other ingredients such as onions.
Benefits of Mushroom Fajitas
1. Mushrooms – Mushrooms are an excellent source of Vitamin D, have amazing cardiovascular health benefits, and are extremely low in calories. Mushrooms contain no cholesterol and only 30 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz), yet it is still power packed with Vitamin D to keep your heart healthy.
2. Garlic – Garlic is packed full of antioxidants that help support the immune system and protect against cancer causing free radicals by boosting the production of white blood cells and proteins to kill viruses and bacteria, so it can prevent cancer from spreading.
3. Onions – Onions are extremely rich in vitamins and minerals. They contain 76% of the RDA of vitamin C, they’re an excellent source of Vitamin B6 and a very good source of dietary fiber and potassium.
4. Cumin Powder – Cumin powder contains some of the most common antioxidant phytochemicals that have been studied and shown to have a positive effect on lowering cholesterol, and is one of my favorite spices.
5. Tomatoes – Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that’s been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. Tomatoes are also a good source of vitamin C, calcium and vitamin A.
6. Red Bell Peppers – Red peppers contain vitamin A, which is necessary for healthy vision, skin and eyes. They are also a very good source of fiber and vitamin C.
7. Black Beans – Black beans are a very good source of fiber, protein and thiamin (vitamin B1). Black beans also contain more thiamin than any other bean or legume group in the world.