Skip the tortillas and put your fajitas in a bowl. This bowl is full of cilantro-lime rice, grilled fajita vegetables, sassy pinto beans, topped with lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, limes, and vegan southwest dressing.
Drain the excess marinade from the vegetables, but keep the excess marine in a container after cooking.
Place the vegetables in a single layer as much as possible on the baking sheet.
Using a spatula, toss the vegetables after 15 minutes, then bake 5-10 minutes longer until tender and lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and add to a large bowl; add the remaining marinade and toss for additional flavor.
Cilantro Lime Rice
Add rice, water, or vegetable broth and lime zest to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and cook for 30-35 minutes or until the water is fully absorbed and the rice is tender.
Take the heat and stir in the lime juice, cilantro, and garlic. Season with cumin to taste and serve immediately.
In a skillet, saute the onions and garlic.
Add the pinto beans (or black beans), seasoning, hot sauce, and vegetable broth.
Bring to a simmer, and let the fluid from the fluid dissipate and thicken.
How to make Fajita Bowls
Place ¼ of the cilantro-lime rice in the center of the bowl.
Add a serving of sassy beans, grilled (or roasted) vegetables), add tomatoes, lettuce, avocado.
Drizzle with vegan southwest dressing.
Serve with lime wedges.
Substitute plain back or pinto beans for sassy beans for a time-saving option.
Another way to save time is to serve plain brown rice instead of cilantro-lime rice.
If cooking in the oven instead of the grill, place the baking sheet in the oven and preheat it before adding the vegetables reducing cooking time by half the time, and you don't have to flip the vegetables.
Marinate the vegetables overnight for deeper flavors, or at least a few hours.
After cooking for additional flavor, save the marinade to toss back into the vegetables.
Make the cilantro-lime rice ahead of time and reheat it for a time-saving tip.
Allow your guests or family to make their fajita bowls with their favorite ingredients by setting up a fajita bowl buffet.