Portobello and Poblano Fajitas served in a corn tortilla with avocado make an easy vegan fajita meal for your next Mexican fiesta night!

Portobello and Poblano Fajitas on a plate served in a corn tortilla with avocado for an easy vegan fajita meal.

As if I need another excuse to eat Mexican food, Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner which means that in spite of my attempts to diversify our meals, all I really want are tacos, burrito bowls, fajitas, nachos, guacamole, salsa, and chips. 

And maybe some tequila. In the form of directly out of a shot glass with lime and salt on the side. 

What can I say? It’s been a rough week so far.

Portobello and Poblano Fajitas on a plate served in a corn tortilla with avocado for an easy vegan fajita meal.

In the meantime, I’m going to let these portobello and poblano fajitas shine.

And I’ll be honest here: mushroom fajitas really did surprise me. I didn’t expect to be completely wowed by a bunch of sautéed vegetables and was ok with a healthy fajita recipe being just and only that. But we’ve had some fantastic meatless meals over the past couple of weeks and this one ranks right up there!

I did, for the sake of being who I am, make my own corn tortillas and while I know those fresh and warm tortillas definitely upped the status of the meal, I’m positive these fajitas would be excellent tucked inside any kind of soft tortilla (like flour maybe?) or stacked upon a bed of romaine with all the fixins right along side the veggies as well. 

We loved them so much, we made them again last night for dinner and never did you see a woman tear out of work so fast as when the prospect of these portobello and poblano fajitas awaited her at home. 

And perhaps some tequila as well.

Portobello and Poblano Fajitas on a plate served in a corn tortilla with avocado for an easy vegan fajita meal.

What to Serve with Vegan Fajitas

On the side of these fajitas, you could certainly serve some cilantro lime rice, this black bean and corn salad, or a Mexican street corn salad if you’re not aiming for a full-on vegan meal. All of these sides are hearty and will definitely round out these fajitas into a full meal.

Portobello and Poblano Fajitas on a plate served in a corn tortilla with avocado for an easy vegan fajita meal.

Portobello and Poblano Fajitas

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Portobello and poblano fajitas are a fanastic way to change up your Mexican food night at home. These vegan mushroom fajitas are full of flavor and when paired with some cilantro lime rice, make a filling and delicious weeknight meal.

Ingredients

For the fajitas:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeds and ribs removed and thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion (white, yellow or red), cut into thin rounds
  • 2 large or 4 baby portobello mushrooms, stems removed, wiped clean and thinly sliced
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire (for mushrooms, optional)

For serving:

  • 10-12 6-inch flour or corn tortillas (see Note below)
  • Optional toppings: diced onion, hot sauce, cilantro, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado or guacamole

Instructions

  1. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a 12-inch skillet set over medium-high heat. Saute all of the peppers and onions along with a good pinch of sea salt, the cumin, and the garlic powder until they start to soften, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer the peppers and onions to a large bowl and cover with foil.
  2. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil and then toss in the mushrooms, another pinch of salt, and the Worcestershire sauce. Cook the mushrooms, stirring occasionally until they just start to release their liquid and begin to brown. Add the onions and peppers back to the pan and cook for another minute, just to rewarm them. Serve hot with soft tortilla and your favorite toppings.

Notes

Serve these vegan fajitas with homemade corn tortillas or with flour tortillas if you're not aiming for a vegan meal.

adapted from The Minimalist Baker

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  • Prep Time: 10min
  • Cook Time: 15min
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

For the fajitas:
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 poblano pepper, seeds and ribs removed and thinly sliced
2 bell peppers, seeds removed and thinly sliced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed and thinly sliced
1 medium onion (white, yellow or red), cut into thin rounds
2 large or 4 baby portobello mushrooms, stems removed, wiped clean and thinly sliced
Sea salt
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Worcestershire (for mushrooms, optional)

For serving:
10-12 6-inch flour or corn tortillas
Optional toppings: diced onion, hot sauce, cilantro, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado or guacamole

Instructions

  • 01

    Heat one tablespoon of oil in a 12-inch skillet set over medium-high heat.  Saute all of the peppers and onions along with a good pinch of sea salt, the cumin, and the garlic powder until they start to soften, about 5-7 minutes.  Transfer the peppers and onions to a large bowl and cover with foil.

  • 02

    In the same pan, heat the remaining oil and then toss in the mushrooms, another pinch of salt, and the Worcestershire sauce.  Cook the mushrooms, stirring occasionally until they just start to release their liquid and begin to brown.  Add the onions and peppers back to the pan and cook for another minute, just to rewarm them.  Serve hot with soft tortilla and your favorite toppings.

adapted from The Minimalist Baker