Swap Meat for Mushrooms Next Time You Make Fajitas

Mushrooms are known as the meat of the vegetable world.

Although not actually a vegetable but a fungus, mushrooms–the February Harvest of the Month–have a meaty texture, which makes them a good substitute for meat in many dishes.

Looking for a recipe to make the meat swap? Try this recipe for savory and smoky portobello fajitas. Swap your usual meat with mushrooms, onions and peppers for flavorful fajitas, and you’ll never ask, ‘where’s the beef?’.

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  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 portobello mushrooms
  • ½ large onion, sliced
  • 3 bell peppers sliced
  • ¾ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Lime juice to taste
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • Cilantro to taste
  • Avocado, sliced (optional)
  • Jalapeno, diced (optional)


  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat, add onions, peppers and spices. Mix together.
  2. Add in mushrooms and gently stir mushrooms until both peppers and portabellas are soft, approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Layer each tortilla with the mushroom-pepper mix. Add a squeeze of lime.
  4. Top with cilantro, avocado and jalapeno.

Serves 4