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Vegan Fajitas with Seitan Strips and Spicy Peppers


A flavorful and spicy vegan take on traditional fajitas, featuring tender seitan strips marinated in a mixture of lime juice, garlic, and spices, sautéed with bell peppers and onions.

Cuisine: Mexican-Asian Fusion
Servings: 4-6


  • 1 package of store-bought or homemade seitan, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 large bell peppers (any color), sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional: your favorite fajita toppings, such as avocado, salsa, guacamole, cilantro, or warm flour tortillas


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add the seitan strips to the marinade and let them soak for at least 30 minutes, or up to several hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the seitan from the marinade, letting any excess liquid drip off.
  4. Sauté the seitan strips until they are browned and crispy, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer them to a plate and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the sliced onions and bell peppers. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and lightly charred.
  6. Add the cooked seitan back into the skillet with the vegetables. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve the fajitas hot, garnished with your favorite toppings.

Suggested Drinks

Verdejo: A crisp and refreshing white wine from Spain that pairs well with the spicy and smoky flavors of the seitan fajitas. Its citrus and green apple notes will complement the dish nicely.

Syrah/Shiraz: A full-bodied red wine with dark fruit flavors, spice, and a hint of smokiness that complements the bold flavors of the fajitas.

Non-Alcoholic Option

Fresh Limeade: A refreshing and tangy drink made with freshly squeezed lime juice, sugar, and water. Its citrus flavor will cut through the richness of the seitan and pair nicely with the spices in the dish.