Turkey Faijitas ~ Less Fat Version

This is how I used the homemade Spinach Tortillas; Turkey Faijitas ~ a lightened, yet more flavorful version.

I had cooked a turkey breast half (bone in, skin on) for dinner the other evening, first marinated it in a grapefruit-lime citrus-chipotle marinade. I BBQ'ed it in the Weber covered kettle over mesquite ~ marvelous flavor!

The next day I made the Spinach Tortillas to serve with Turkey Faijitas from the leftovers.

I sauteed the red pepper and onion slices in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a little water in a "green pan". * ( I had stopped cooking with non-stick, teflon cookware some years ago but since the change in cooking style (less fat), I've come to really appreciate a couple of "green" cookware pieces.)

The day before I reserved a little of the grapefruit-lime-chipotle marinade (before adding the raw turkey breast), and added that to the pan of onions and bell peppers when I added the turkey strips to heat through, it really added a interesting depth of flavor and we didn't miss the extra fat one bit.

I simply assembled the faijita filling atop the spinach tortillas, and offered avocado slices, a favorite salsa, non-fat plain yogurt, and sprigs of fresh cilantro at the table so we could each garnish as we wanted. These are "knife and fork" faijitas!

Proclaimed a 2 thumbs-up keeper at our house. This would work well with chicken or fish, too. If you're looking for a lighten version of traditional faijitas, I think you might like this one.

* Cuisinart "Green: Eco-Friendly Skillets (click) are coated with a scratch-resistant nonstick ceramic-based surface, and the cookware is made of 70% recycled materials. The water-based Ceramica nonstick surface does not peel off, it is free of PTFE and PFOA and is safe up to 500* (F) . I prefer them over traditional non-stick pans, and so far (with about 7 months of moderate use) they have held up very well.

Have a healthy and delicious day!


  1. Hi Mari,
    You have been busy coming up with some great looking healthy new recipes.
    Thank you,

  2. Hi Mari,

    Healthy food always looks so beautiful to me. The colors and textures are so lovely in this. Thanks for the skillet info, I had no idea there were green nonsticks!

    I hope things are going better your way.


  3. Wow this loks so yummy and lotfat you say, then we can have double portions :-)

  4. Low fat doesn't mean low taste:) I fully agree and all this color and texture..? I would give it 2 thumbs up also.

  5. Beautiful Mary!
    I have been using a similar pan...I love them!


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