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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with veggie tofu grilled fajitas and other vegan recipesCelebrate Cinco de Mayo with veggie tofu grilled fajitas and other vegan recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Veggie Tofu Grilled Fajitas

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you’re planning on celebrating the Mexican holiday with tasty snacks and some alcoholic beverages like a delicious margarita, why not make your treats vegan and cruelty-free? To guide you in the right direction here is a great, vegan recipe for Fire-Up-the-Grill Fajitas from PETA that will surely satisfy your taste buds.

-Juice of 2 limes (4 Tbsp.)
-1 Tbsp. olive oil
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (for extra heat, don’t seed the pepper before mincing it)
-2 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
-2 tsp. chili powder
-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (or more if you can stand it)
-1 lb. extra-firm tofu, cut into 1-inch strips
-2 ears fresh corn
-1 large red onion
-1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
-1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
-12 cherry tomatoes
-4 large flour or corn tortillas

• Put the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, chili powder, and cayenne pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well. Put the tofu in a shallow pan, add the lime juice mixture, and marinate in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally, for several hours.
• Meanwhile, remove the husks from the corn and soak it in cold water for 1 hour. Drain the corn and wrap it in aluminum foil. Grill for 20 to 30 minutes, turning often, until the corn is lightly charred. Cut the corn kernels off the cob.
• Parboil the onion and cut into quarters. Thread the onion, bell peppers, and tomatoes onto skewers and brush with some of the lime marinade. Grill, turning often, until lightly charred.
• Place the tofu on the grill, cover with a lid or aluminum foil and cook, basting occasionally with the marinade until the tofu is light brown.
• Heat each tortilla briefly on the grill. Divide the vegetables and tofu equally among the tortillas, then roll them up fajita-style. Serve with guacamole.

Makes 4 servings

Here are some other sizzling Cinco de Mayo recipes provided by PETA for you to create delicious vegan entrees, sides, dips, desserts and drinks!

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