Veggies Float My Fajita Boat


healthy fajitas

Delicious, simple, and packed with nutrients! This is a really fun dish of veggie fajitas to make for yourself or a group of picky eaters because everyone gets to “design” their own boats. I started with both bibb and romaine lettuce but you could also use a large green leaf lettuce or red lettuce.

These are also good to take with you if you are going to a party or something. You can make and take the filling and create the boats when you get there.

The key with the taste here is the spices. Don’t be afraid to give a little extra for more “kick.” I certainly do!

Fajita Boats Recipe


Several large lettuce leaves
1 can reduced or no sodium black beans
1 frozen package of diced peppers and onions
2 tbsp diced jalepenos
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Fresh salsa (such as the Engine 2 brand)
Fresh diced tomatoes
Fresh cilantro
Sliced avocado
Walden Farms chipotle ranch dressing (optional, made with Splenda, use in moderation)


Sautee the frozen peppers and onions in a large covered pan with 2 tbsp of water or low sodium vegetable broth for about 10 minutes. Rinse the black beans, drain and then add to peppers.

healthy fajitas recipe

Add the jalepenos, spices, and garlic and cook over medium heat for another 10 minutes. Lay out the lettuce boats and fill with the bean/pepper mixture.

To finish off the boats, add fresh salsa, cilantro and avocado to the tops, roll up like a wrap and chow down.


Sometimes I will then add a few drops of the Walden Farms chipotle ranch dressing but I am really looking to make something similar myself. I like the dressing but I don’t like using the Splenda so will be tweaking a dressing recipe here in the near future! Enjoy! ~Amanda Rae

Weird? What? What’s weird? The only thing weird would be if someone didn’t like Mexican food, because I’m making fajitas!! – Ross on “Friends” episode 1002

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