I sometimes buy fajita bread to make recipes to use up leftovers, but ironically never manage to use all the fajitas and end up throwing most of them out. Consequently I decided to make a few fajita recipes so I have a few ideas up my sleeve for the next time I buy fajitas. 🙂
Every now and then I do an experimental recipe, which is exactly what my vegetarian kofts fajitas with tzatziki sauce is. My experimental recipes are usually either a massive success or a massive failure, more often than not the latter is a better descriptor. In this case it was a big hit (although it’s hard to go wrong with fajitas).
I took the ingredients for the tzatziki sauce from the back of a packet, so no credit there. But the vegetarian kofta recipe is my making.
Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
- Home made Greek yoghurt
- Telegraph cucumber
- Garlic salt
Shred the cucumber and mix all of the above together and put in the fridge for a short while. If you like your tzatziki to be fresh and zingy then use more cucumber and yoghurt. If you like your tzatziki sauce to have a rounder / warmer flavour then add more garlic.
Tzatziki can be used as either a sauce or a dip.
Vegetarian Kofta Recipe
- A can of mixed beans
- Split peas
- Pearled barley
- Garlic salt
- Sesame seeds
- Spicy dukkah
- Madras curry powder
- Cajun spice
- Half a lemon
I actually bought the lentils, split peas and pearled barley as a dried ingredients soup pack, because it was cheaper and convenient. So the first thing I did was to rehydrate the soup pack in a small amount of boiling water with a few drops of oil.
Once the lentils, split peas and pealed barley were soft, I added the couscous and mixture of beans (4 varieties).
Once these were cooked, I added the spice and lemon juice and mashed the mixture before making it into balls or vegetarian kofta sausages.
Serving Vegetarian Kofta Fajitas With Tzatziki Sauce
After following the above recipes, you will have your kofta (which will be either in ball or sausage shapes) and tzatziki sauce. To serve, put some lettuce, shaved carrot and fried onions on fajitas, put your vegetarian kofta on top with some tzatziki sauce on before wrapping up your fajita.