From the White Lotus Kitchen

Beatrix's Fabulous Fajitas

Serves 6-8

Warm yourself this winter with the heat of Beatrix’s fabulous fajitas. The mild sensation of pasilla chilies can be just right for warding off the winter chill. Fresh pasillas are rich in flavor without adding too much heat. They are considered to be mild to medium on the chili index.

This dish is a favorite amongst our guests when we serve our Mexican tostado bar. Accompanied by warm tortillas, black or pinto beans, rice, salsa, guacamole and sour cream; you are in for a feast. The great news is how easy this dish is to prepare.


1-2 onions
4 fresh pasilla chilies
4-5 small zucchini
1-2 cloves garlic
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Mexican seasoning mix
¼ cup tofu or dairy sour cream
10 corn or whole wheat tortillas

Cut fresh pasilla chilies in half, lengthwise. Remove and discard the seeds. Cut chilies in half again and then slice into medium sized strips. Slice onion into half moons and sauté in olive oil until light brown. Add minced garlic and pasillas and sauté for 10 minutes. Add zucchini chopped into small cubes, salt and Mexican seasoning to taste and sauté 5 minutes longer. Finish by adding (tofu or dairy) sour cream. Serve on or with warmed tortillas.