Vegetarian Combo Fajitas + Virgin Skinny Mango Margarita Recipe

January 23, 2017
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A couple of months ago, I shared about how I am incorporating meatless Mondays into my weekly schedule. Even though I am not a vegetarian, I have found great vegetarian recipes and products I love. One of my favorites is MorningStar Farms®. They have many Vegolutions that make it easy to add in vegetarian swaps to my regular diet and help me stay on track with Meatless Mondays.

Sizzling fajitas are a Texas favorite.  It’s one of my favorite things to order when we go out to eat at Mexican food restaurants.  When I saw MorningStar Farms® Meal Starters® Chik’n Strips and Meal Starters® Steak Strips at Walmart, I knew I had to try vegetarian fajitas!  I turned it in to a Mexican themed night and even made mango margaritas to go with them.

MorningStar products are located in the freezer section of WalMart

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Vegetarian combo fajitas


1 Tbl olive oil
Sliced onion
Bell peppers, sliced- I used 1 red, 1 green
1 pkg MorningStar Farms Chik’n Strips
1 pkg MorningStar Farms Steak Strips
1/4 lime


Optional toppings: Mexican blend cheese, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream (lighten it up with Greek yogurt instead)


1. Heat olive oil in skillet on medium heat. 2. Add onions and bell peppers and cook for 10-15 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften. 3. Add chik’n and steak strips and cook for an additional 7 minutes (or until heated through) * 4. Squeeze lime over skillet to make it sizzle and serve immediately.

* To save time, you can heat up the chik’n and steak in the microwave and mix in with the vegetables just before serving.  MorningStar Farms meals comes pre-cooked, so it is easy to save time for busy people like me.

Skinny mango margaritas


Great Value™ frozen mango chunks
3/4 C sparkling/tonic water
1/2 C fresh squeeed orange juice
Juice from 2 limes
1 Tbl agave nectar sweetener

Optional: margarita salt for the rim

Serves 4

1. Add all ingredients to a mixer and blend until smooth. 2. Rub lime around the edge. 3. Run edge of glass along salt to rim 4. Pour mix in glass.

You can find more MorningStar Farms recipes here.

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Have you tried vegetarian swaps?  Who will you make these fajitas for? Leave me a comment below!


  • Reply Harmony, Momma To Go January 23, 2017 at 6:20 am

    I am veg and never used those strips for fajitas! Need to try! I usually do portobello mushrooms. Also I loved the Trader Joe’s mango Marg mix this summer but they don’t have it in the winter can’t wait to make those!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      My husband loves mushrooms, but I am not a fan. You should try it with these, they work great!

  • Reply Anna January 23, 2017 at 6:22 am

    This looks delicious. Although I have not eaten any vegetarian meal before but I might give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Of course! There are some great vegetarian meals out there. It’s fun to experiment!

  • Reply Francesca January 23, 2017 at 7:03 am

    These look so delicious!! I’ll definitely be try both of these very soon! I love anything Mango!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you! The mango margarita is great. 🙂 Tastes very fresh.

  • Reply jehava January 23, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I am always looking for some meatless recipes for my family. Thanks for sharing. Looks great!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

  • Reply Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 23, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Fajitas are one of my favorite things to get when I go out for Mexican food. Mostly because I love the leftovers that I get to bring home with me. 😉

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Yes!! This fed both of us for 2 days!!

  • Reply Kristi @ happily ever griedls January 23, 2017 at 9:10 am

    These look so good! And easy! I’ll definitely have to try this recipe!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      It’s so easy! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  • Reply Chrissy January 23, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Mmh, everything about this post is mouth watering! Those margaritas look delicious!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you, Chrissy! They are really good.

  • Reply Sharon January 23, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Wow these fajitas sounds amazing! And that margarita is calling my name. Love that it’s made with real fruit!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks! It was all so good and fed us for two days. 🙂

  • Reply Beth January 23, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Good idea to incorporate mangos! Will add to next fajita night, thanks!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      I always like to try something a little different. I hope you enjoy!

  • Reply Jessica Wagner January 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

    This looks amazing!!! That marg though!! Way to bring some tropical vibes to the table!! XO

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Haha. It’s because, in my mind, we were eating fajitas on the beach in Mexico. 😉

  • Reply Clarissa January 23, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Omg, these look incredible! We’re making a serious effort to cut down to eating meat only 2x/week so this is super helpful!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      That’s awesome! Well MorningStar Farms has a ton of options, but these fajitas may be my new favorite.

  • Reply JanetGoingCrazy January 23, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I love fajitas of all kinds, but these vegetarian ones look amazing. I can’t wait to try them with my family! [client]

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you, Janet! I hope y’all love them!

  • Reply Divya @ Eat Teach BLog January 23, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Morningstar Veggie Crumbles are my go-to when I’m feeling ultra-lazy! I’ll just throw them in a pan and toss them into a salad or add in some frozen veggies. I love them!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Yum! They are so good!

  • Reply Sophia January 23, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I am not a vegetarian either, but now there are so many good non meat options that I find myself experimenting.

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      It’s fun to experiment!

  • Reply Ayanna January 23, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I have tried to incorporate more meatless meals into my menu for myself and my family. I have never tried a vegetarian swap, but I will now.

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      I hope you like it! It’s really good!

  • Reply Melissa Blake January 23, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Oooooh, those look yummy!!!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you, Melissa! They were great!

  • Reply Sonya January 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    This look SO good! I love fajitas!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Me too! They are so good!

  • Reply dixya @food, pleasure, and health January 23, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    this sounds like a perfect weeknight dinner for two!!!

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks Dixya! We could have fed 4-6, but it was great to portion out for lunches.

  • Reply Jacki Q January 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    These actually look really good! but let’s talk about that mango marg!! 😉

    • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Haha. Right?! It was delicious!

  • Reply Tine January 24, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Oh yes please! Time to bring some summer onto my dinner table, totally making this during the weekend! I love fajitas but never actually made them myself.. same goes for the margaritas actually!

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:29 am

      It’s a staple at our house. They are so easy to make. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply suzanne January 24, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Oh my goodness, this is totally making me want a margarita! And I’m 9 months pregnant! Haha. YUM.

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:29 am

      This one is a virgin one, so drink away. 😉

  • Reply Belle January 24, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Oooh! This sounds so good! I have to try and make this for our in-home date night while the kids are sleeping!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:29 am

      I hope you love it! It’s so good!

  • Reply Sarah Jean Althouse January 24, 2017 at 10:06 am

    All this. All this. Please come make it for me? 🙂

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Sure!! When do you want me over? haha. They are so easy, a kid can make them. 🙂

  • Reply Alexa Brooks January 24, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Perfect! I have a hard time finding veggie recipes so will be trying this soon!

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:30 am

      I hope you love it!

  • Reply Willow January 24, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I love Mango Margaritas, and yours sounds wonderful! The fajitas sound great too! I am vegan and gluten free. I wish Morning Star Farms had gluten free products.

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Thanks girl! I love anything not made with a mix. Fresh and fruity are always a win. You’re right, they aren’t gluten free. Maybe soon they will have them.

  • Reply Jen Smith January 24, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I love morningstar farms! I’ve been a vegetarian for 8 years and they have by far the best swaps.

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Yes! They are so good and they have a wide variety!

  • Reply Krysten January 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    We just got into meatless Mondays. I need to save this recipe for next Monday. Especially that margarita, it looks delicious!

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thanks, girl! It’s really yummy. I hope you enjoy!

  • Reply Leah January 24, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    This looks delicious! What a lovely flavor combo in these! Yum!

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thank you, Leah!

  • Reply Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife January 25, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Oh I love this food and drink combo! I’ve never tried those vegetarian chik’n strips or steak strips before and they sound great. The margarita makes me long for summer!

    • Reply Jessica January 25, 2017 at 9:40 am

      They are both delicious! I am not ready for summer weather (it gets way too hot here), but I am ready for summer.

  • Reply Bobbi | Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen January 25, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Those mango margaritas are calling my name!!

    • Reply Jessica January 26, 2017 at 8:37 am

      They are sooo good and refreshing!

  • Reply Rochelle January 25, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Fajitas and margaritas are right up this mama’s alley! I know I what I want for supper tonight…

    • Reply Jessica January 26, 2017 at 8:41 am

      RIght? I am fine eating and drinking it every day.

  • Reply Lexi January 26, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I need to make this for my next taco Tuesday! It looks absolutely delicious!

    • Reply Jessica January 26, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Thank, Lexi! It would be perfect for that!! I hope you enjoy!

  • Reply Branson Merrill January 27, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Okay I love their veggie burgers, and now I am feeling like a total doof that I never thought to try their products for fajitas! We use the crumbles sometimes, but I need to look for the strips! Yum!

    • Reply Jessica January 28, 2017 at 9:05 am

      It’s so good! The crumbles make great tacos too!

  • Reply Angie February 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Um, yum. To all of it. Amazing. Definitely adding both of these to my to-make list!

    • Reply Jessica February 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks, girl! They are delicious. 🙂

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