Turkey fajitas

I’ve been cooking with turkey for sometime now (this white chilli is a regular dish in our house). It’s too healthy a meat to be reserved just for Christmas. Not only is it low in fat but it contains many essential vitamins and minerals too (for more details on the nutritional benefits of turkey visit the British turkey website). Below is my entry in to their competition to create an all year round recipe using turkey and pappadew peppers.

I’ve cooked this recipe a number of times now. Not only is it delicious but it is also on the table in less than 30 minutes. Fajitas are also a really fun dish to share with friends. Simply put the turkey mixture in the centre of the table along with a plate of warm wraps, a pot of the yogurt mixture and a bowl of grated cheese and let everyone make their own fajitas.

Turkey fajitas

Serves 2

Olive oil
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 Pappadew sweet red pepper, diced
1tsp paprika
½ tsp cayenne pepper
200g Turkey breast steaks, cut in to strips
½ cup sweetcorn, frozen or tinned

To serve
Soft flour tortillas
Grated cheddar cheese
Low fat natural yogurt with juice of half a lime mixed through

  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, red pepper, pappadew pepper , paprika and cayenne pepper. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions have softened.
  • Add the turkey strips and sweet corn and cook for 5-10 minutes (until the turkey is cooked through).
  • Heat the tortilla wraps as per the packet instructions. To serve, place the some of the turkey/pepper mixture down the centre of a wrap, top with a drizzle of the natural yogurt and a bit of grated cheddar, roll up and serve warm.

Full disclosure: I was sent a jar of pappadew peppers to use in this recipe.

6 thoughts on “Turkey fajitas

  1. I tend to bypass turkey and head straight for the chicken, but considering the cost and health benefits I may just have to pick some up the next time I’m shopping.

  2. Pingback: Tenderstem broccoli and turkey in black bean sauce | Purely food

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