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Fajita Bowl Recipe

A quick and easy recipe that’s good for your gut and your taste buds! This recipe is packed with delicious flavours and textures, and is a sure crowd-pleaser! As always, this dish has been created for a gut-health boost and offers up to 21 different plant foods, 11g of fibre, as well as your fix of healthy fats. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Serves 1

  • 1 chicken breast (or alternative – turkey, tofu, etc.)
  • 30g brown or wholegrain rice (raw weight)
  • 20g quinoa (raw weight)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed or finely chopped)
  • Vegetables (red pepper, yellow pepper, onion)
  • 1/4 tin black beans or mixed beans
  • 2 tbsp sweetcorn
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
    • add a squeeze of lemon, paprika and peppercorn (optional)
  • Mixed leaves (e.g. spinach, rocket, iceberg, kale, etc.)
  • 1-2 tbsp natural yoghurt or sour cream
  • Fajita seasoning (homemade or store-bought for ease)
    • For homemade seasoning, combine the following ingredients and use as much as desired:
      • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
      • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
      • 1 tsp ground cumin
      • 1 tsp garlic powder
      • ½ tsp ground coriander
      • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Tomato salsa – fresh is best! (or store-bought for ease)
    • For fresh salsa, simply combine tomatoes, red onion, garlic, a splash of white wine vinegar, lime juice and coriander in a bowl.
  • Cheese (optional)

Method

  1. Cook the rice and quinoa together in a pot of boiling water (20-25mins or as per pack instructions).
  2. Fry the chicken breast (or alternative) in a little olive oil and garlic. Add in the vegetables and cook until soft. Mix in half of the fajita seasoning.
  3. Add your beans of choice and sweetcorn into the pan and heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the remaining fajita seasoning.
  4. Dice some cherry tomatoes and cucumber.
  5. Take half an avocado per person and mix with some lemon juice, paprika and peppercorn.
  6. Putting it together: Add the cooked rice and quinoa to a bowl, add a layer of mixed leaves, then add the chicken, vegetables, and bean mix on top. Now top your dish with the diced cherry tomatoes and cucumber, avocado, natural yoghurt or sour cream, and fresh tomato salsa. Sprinkle some cheese on top if desired.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information*

Calories558
Total Fat
Saturated
17g
2.9g
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fibre
60g
10.7g
Protein36.1g
*Based on 1 serving, without cheese. Calories and macronutrients will vary with brand.

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