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Mediterranean Diet Top Sirloin Fajitas Recipe

Mediterranean Diet Top Sirloin Fajitas Recipe By Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN


Fajitas are a delicious and versatile dish that can easily fit into a Mediterranean diet eating pattern. By using a lean cut of beef like tip sirloin and incorporating plenty of fresh vegetables, this recipe offers a healthy twist on a classic favorite. While it may not be an authentic fajita recipe, it’s a nutritious adaptation that's perfect for summer barbecues. Whether you’re cooking for family or friends, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser that everyone will love!

Mediterranean Diet Top Sirloin Fajitas Recipe By Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

Why do you want to try this Top Sirloin Fajitas Platter Recipe? :


Lean Protein: The top sirloin filet used in this recipe is a lean source of protein. Protein is essential for muscle maintenance, immune function, and overall health.


Low in Saturated Fat: By trimming visible fat from the steak and using minimal oil for sautéing, this recipe is low in saturated fat. Reducing saturated fat intake can help support heart health and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.


High in Fiber: The recipe includes a generous portion of colorful bell peppers and onions, which are rich in dietary fiber. Fiber aids in digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and promotes a feeling of fullness, making it a valuable component of a balanced diet.


Nutrient-Rich Vegetables: Bell peppers and onions are packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. These nutrients contribute to immune function, healthy skin, and proper nerve and muscle function.


Ingredients & Substitutions:


Mediterranean Diet Top Sirloin Fajitas Recipe By Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

Ingredients:

(Makes about 4 servings)


For the Marinade:

  • 1 pound (450g) top sirloin filet, trimmed of visible fat

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Juice of 1 lime

For the Fajitas:


  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (for sautéing)

  • 8x Corn tortillas (8-inch size)

  • Optional toppings: salsa, non-fat Greek yogurt, guacamole, avocadoes, jalapeno, lime, and fresh cilantro



Total Nutrition:

Per 1 serving:

Calories: 350 kcal

Protein: 28g

Fat: 13g

Carbohydrates: 31g

Fiber: 6g


*Disclaimer: This analysis provides a rough estimate and may vary slightly based on factors such as specific brands of ingredients and preparation methods.


Substitutions:


Protein Substitution:


Instead of top sirloin filet, you can use skinless, boneless chicken breast or tofu for a lean and protein-rich alternative. Marinate and cook them in a similar manner.


Tortilla Substitution:


If you prefer a lower-carb option, consider using lettuce leaves or cabbage leaves as wraps instead of flour tortillas. These provide a crisp and refreshing alternative.


Vegetable Substitution:


Feel free to vary the vegetables based on your preferences or what's in season. Zucchini, mushrooms, or asparagus can be used in place of or in addition to bell peppers and onions.

Directions:


Mediterranean Diet Top Sirloin Fajitas Recipe By Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

Step 1: Marinate the Steak


  • In a bowl, combine the low-sodium soy sauce, minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, dried oregano, and lime juice to create the marinade.

  • Place the trimmed top sirloin filet in a zip-top plastic bag or shallow dish.

  • Pour the marinade over the steak, ensuring it's well-coated.

  • Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (longer for enhanced flavor).







Mediterranean Diet Top Sirloin Fajitas Recipe By Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN


Step 2: Prepare the Ingredients

  • While the steak is marinating, thinly slice the red and green bell peppers and the onion.

  • Heat a large skillet or pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil






Mediterranean Diet Top Sirloin Fajitas Recipe By Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN



Step 3: Cook and Assemble

  • Once the skillet is hot, remove the steak from the marinade and add it to the pan.

  • Cook the steak for about 3-4 minutes on each side for your desired level of doneness. Adjust the cooking time based on steak thickness.

  • Remove the cooked steak from the pan, let it rest for a few minutes, and then thinly slice it across the grain.

  • In the same skillet, add the sliced bell peppers and onions. Sauté until they are tender and slightly caramelized, using minimal oil or cooking spray to keep it low fat.

  • Warm the flour tortillas in the skillet or oven for a few seconds.

  • To assemble the low-fat steak fajitas, place some slices of steak and the sautéed peppers and onions onto a warm tortilla.

  • Add your favorite toppings,




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