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How to Make Portobello Fajitas for a Raw Food Diet

Learn how to make portobello fajitas as part of a raw food diet from chef Ron Russell in this Howcast video.


Some of the things you can have for dinner, you can have some great dinners. One of my favorites, really simple too, is fajitas.

You're going to take traditional ingredients. You're going to take peppers. You can use any kind of peppers, green, red, yellow. Slice them thin, thin strips just like you normally would for fajitas. You're going to add sliced onion just like you would for normal fajitas. And then, to replace the meat I use portobello mushrooms. You're going to cut those, again, thin, maybe half inch, quarter inch, kind of thing, somewhere in there.

So, you've got your ingredients. How are we going to do it? We're not going to cook them, so how do we get the appearance of cooked? With fajitas all we're going to do is marinate them, and it only takes about an hour and a half.

And all you have to do is add a little salt and lemon juice. Maybe for a good sized portion maybe half a teaspoon of salt. You want to use sea salt or Himalayan salt. The salt actually pulls some of the water out of the vegetables, and that's going to make them soft and like they're cooked.

You just put them in an airtight container, the vegetables, and your salt, and your lemon. Shake it up real well. Make sure the salt gets evenly distributed through the vegetables. And you're just going to set it aside. Maybe once or twice over the next hour and a half you're going to mix them again. Make sure the solution is covering them. And you're going to find, at the end of an hour and a half, they're going to be nice and soft like they're cooked.

Now, for the tortilla, we're just going to use either romaine leaf or a leaf of chard. And just put our mixture in the middle. Probably going to want to add some salsa to it. Salsa is easy to make raw. You're just going to chop tomatoes, onions, add a little lemon juice and maybe some cilantro, and you've got salsa. You put that on. It's going to taste great. You could also make guacamole which is easy to make raw. You're just adding raw garlic, salt, and avocado together, and you've got guacamole.

So, you add those ingredients it's going to be great fajitas. You're really going to enjoy that.

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