Making fajitas takes only a short time in a really hot skillet. Tropical fruits like papaya, avocado, and dragonfruit benefit from the heat but maintain their exotic taste for the table. Easy and quick to prepare.
- Yield: 6 servings
- Prep Time: 45 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
Tropical fruit fajitas
- Flour tortillas - 10
- Olive oil - 2 tbs
- Clove garlic, minced - 1
- Sea salt - 1 tsp
- Pepper - 1/2 tsp
- Paprika - 1/2 tsp
- Small onion, peeled and sliced into rounds - 1
- Chicken, pre-cooked and chopped - 6 oz
- Red bell pepper - 1
- Green bell pepper - 1
- SlimCado avocado - 1
- Caribbean Red papaya - 1/2
- Dragonfruit - 1
- Lettuce - 1 cup leaves
- Red guavas - 2
- Preheat oven to 300°.
- Wrap the stack of flour tortillas in aluminum foil. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Cut open a SlimCado avocado. Discard the seed. Scoop out the avocado flesh and slice into long pieces. Put aside.
- Cut the bottom off of a Caribbean Red papaya. Insert a large spoon and scoop out the seeds and any white threads. Stand it up on a cutting board, and with a knife slice downward to cut off the peel. Slice off the top of the fruit, then cut it in half and slice half of it into long strips. Put aside. Reserve the remaining papaya for another recipe.
- Cut the dragonfruit in half; scoop out the center and chop into cubes. Put aside.
- If desired, peel the red guava. Cut into large chunks. Add to a food processor. Pulse until relatively smooth. Push through a fine sieve. Discard the seeds. Put the red guava paste aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the salt, pepper, and paprika. Stir to combine.
- Break apart the onion rings. Slice to make curly strands. Add to the skillet. Stir occasionally to brown.
- Slice the chicken breast meat into long strips. Add to the skillet. Stir to combine.
- Remove the center of the bell peppers and their seeds. Slice into strips. Add to the skillet.
- Add the papaya, avocado, and dragonfruit. Stir to combine. Cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes to heat the fruit.
- Peel the red guava. Toss into a food processor. Pulse until relatively smooth.
- Serve warm on top of the tortillas and lettuce. If desired, top with the red guava paste.