Fajita spice mix

Fajitas are great food for having guests round, but can be pretty pricey – here’s my cheapskate tips for fabulous fajitas:

Wraps – I haven’t mastered home-made wraps yet, but supermarket brand taste great heated up

Filling – If you have a well-stocked spice cupboard you can rustle up fajita filling in about 20mins! This mix makes 8 fajitas

  • Fry two red onions in cumin seeds and coriander seeds until slightly softened
  • Add two chicken breasts, thinly sliced, with paprika, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and a touch of cayenne. Fry until the chicken is cooked
  • Add 3 peppers, thinly sliced and cook with a lid on (to keep the moisture in), stirring regularly until at the preferred consistency.

Salsa – We use whatever chilli sauce we might have in the fridge or cupboard, but it is possible to home-make salsa using tomatoes, onions, red wine vinegar, olive oil, chillies, salt and pepper, lime juice

Sour cream – this is difficult to buy in small quantities, but cottage or cream cheese works equally well

Salad – essential to bulk up the fajitas at little extra cost but supermarket value iceberg is good enough!

Cheddar cheese – optional!

Tortilla chips – also optional!

Fajitas are a fun treat, but don’t let the supermarkets make you believe you need to spend lots of money on them!