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Spicy Vegan Chipotle Fajitas

25 min


A chipotle is a smoke-dried ripe jalapeño chili pepper and comes in different forms: from powder to flakes, marinades, and sauces. It's a great way to season your dish and to give it a delicious spicy, smoky flavour. The diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are what make these plant-based fajitas spicy and taste so incredible!



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Fajita filling

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    medium onion, sliced
  • 3
    cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp
  • 3
    bell peppers , sliced
  • 1½ cups (252 g)
    mock "chicken" pieces, torn into shreds
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    paprika powder
  • ½ tsp
    chili powder
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 12
    small soft tortillas


  • 1
    avocado, sliced
  • ⅔ cup (156 g)
  • ½ cup (35 g)
    shredded red cabbage (optional)
  • 1
    lime, cut into wedges


  1. Add the oil to a large pan on medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion, garlic, and salt. Cook for 4 - 5 minutes*.
  2. Then add the bell peppers, mock "chicken", and spices. Cook for 5 minutes. Add a splash of water as needed to deglaze the pan.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a separate large pan on medium-high hea. Toast a single tortilla at time, for a few seconds on each side, until golden.
  4. Returning to the fajita mixture, add the chipotle sauce*. Cook for an extra 2 minutes.
  5. Assemble the fajitas with the bell pepper mixture and your desired toppings. Squeeze some fresh lime juice over top, and enjoy!


  • * The chipotle sauce is spicy, so add less if you'd prefer less heat.


  • Store the fillings separate from the tortillas in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Grains & Starches 27%

small soft tortilla

Proteins 15%

mock "chicken" pieces

Fruits & Veggies 58%

medium onion

clove garlic

bell pepper

diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce



shredded red cabbage


No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil


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raww - Feb. 21, 2024, 5:47 a.m.

This was yummy. Although with my substitutions of black beans and roasted lions mane mushrooms it wasn’t as bright in color. Also, I think the bell peppers here in the US can be humongous that throws off the proportions a bit.
In the end we enjoyed it a lot and I’ll make it again.
Thank you !

toja - Feb. 16, 2024, 7:51 p.m.

These were so delicious!! Amazing flavour and texture. Felt fresh yet super indulgent. Came together really quickly too 😍

kat - Jan. 30, 2024, 8:13 p.m.

Delicious, quick. One of the recipes that made get the app.

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2024, 7:29 a.m.

Aw we're so happy that the fajitas are being enjoyed, Kat! We have lots of delicious recipes and exciting recipes coming to the app 😎

kat - Dec. 10, 2023, 6 p.m.

We love this recipe. It's quick, tasty and if you have leftovers also works with rice as a lunch.

Rob - Dec. 4, 2023, 9:20 p.m.

I've made this a few times now as it's so easy and quick to prepare. It's perfect for a healthy dinner, but still feels quite indulgent and a bit of a treat. I can never find the chipotle in adobo sauce locally, so I use a teaspoon of chipotle paste instead.

PUL Team - Dec. 5, 2023, 10:43 p.m.

Chipotle spread is a lovely idea, Rob! Thanks a million for sharing the review 😊✨

Alora - Aug. 8, 2023, 9:02 p.m.

Love this recipe, it is my go to for Fajitas!

Victoria T - June 27, 2023, 3:04 a.m.

Simple, straightforward spicy fajitas with the right amount of kick!

Selma - April 13, 2023, 4:14 a.m.

Love this dish and how quickly it comes together! Perfect weeknight meal and we always make enough for lunches the next day for work. I would highly recommend it!

Lilly - April 10, 2023, 4:38 p.m.

I make this recipe about once a week! It’s soo good 😍😍

Isabel - March 18, 2023, 4:11 p.m.

Delish! And so easy. but you have to find a good chicken mock meat

Shruti - March 13, 2023, 4:15 a.m.

This has officially become one of my favorite meal prep recipes. I make this every week without fail, as it is so easy to put together and I love the macros for it too (i.e if you are trying to maintain a calorie deficit). It's so flavourful and the spices really set it after one day of refrigeration. Additionally, this recipe works with any kind of protein. I have substituted the protein for tofu, tempeh, chicken, and shrimp. It definitely tastes the best with either the mock chicken or the actual chicken. Overall, I def recommend giving this recipe a try, 10/10.

PUL Team - March 13, 2023, 6:02 a.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with the recipe, Shruti 🙂

Rachael - Feb. 12, 2023, 9:31 a.m.

This one is great for a quick and delicious weekday meal! It has become a staple.

Lilly Carina - Feb. 10, 2023, 8:02 p.m.

My fiancé and I make this at least once a week !

Tunrayo - Feb. 2, 2023, 11:52 p.m.

We tried this for the first time last weekend and loved it! We’ll be doing a repeat this weekend just because!
Looking through PUL recipe archives for more ideas.

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2023, 3:28 a.m.

It means so much, Tunrayo, thank you! Happy cooking 🤗

Peter - Dec. 25, 2022, 8:03 a.m.

So delicious I couldn't bring myself to add any hot sauce for fear I'd mask the incredible flavours

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 6:54 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Peter!

Eliana - Dec. 15, 2022, 5:36 p.m.

Everyone in my family loved it.. (non-vegans).
I used black beans and jalapeños instead.

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Eliana 🙂

Lisanne - Oct. 24, 2022, 2:14 p.m.

This recipe is so tasty and even tastier the next day because all the spices are well incorporated. Would the cashew cream of your tempeh tacos recipe also work with these delicious faijitas or do you have another suggestion?

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2022, 7:04 a.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Lisanne, and a lovely idea to use the cashew cream! You certainly could for a less spicy drizzle 🙂

Mel - July 30, 2022, 1:21 p.m.

Yum, yum, yum! Such a flavourful delight! And super quick and easy! Thank you PUL for all your yummy recipes!

PUL Team - July 30, 2022, 9:35 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Mel :)

Patricia - July 13, 2022, 12:34 a.m.

We just ate this for dinner! Delicious & very quick to make. I haven’t been able to find the chipotle sauce so we just used our salsa. We added fresh corn & olives for toppings! Yummy 😋

PUL Team - July 13, 2022, 6:24 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Patricia! In case it helps and you're interested, we sometimes find diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the international food aisle or near other jarred goods 🙂

Tiffany - June 28, 2022, 5:52 p.m.

Simple and very tasty! I must admit I'm not a vegan, and only starting to be vegetarian. This site, the channel and this kind of recipes help so much. Hope I won't be judged for saying it, only doing so because I think if people in the same situation think "oh, it's vegan, it's not for me", they're wrong, and maybe my comment will encourage them to try like I did :)

PUL Team - June 29, 2022, 1:46 a.m.

Hey there, Tiffany, aw we're incredibly grateful you've taken the time to share the reviews and it means so much the PUL recipes are being enjoyed. We've made it our mission to make a nourishing plant-based lifestyle accessible to everyone so certainly no judgment 🤗

Freya - June 12, 2022, 6:32 a.m.

Absolutely delicious! We were caught out with the chipotle in adobo as it was SO SPICY!! Would recommend adding much less of this to start with and then adding more as you like it. I know she even says this in the recipe, but just to reiterate, go easy at first. Loved the flavours :)

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 7:50 p.m.

Hey there, Freya, oh shoot! The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce can be quite spicy so we'd recommend adding less if you'd prefer less heat. We hope the note within the recipe is helpful for others. So glad it was still enjoyed though 🙂

Martin - June 9, 2022, 9:30 p.m.

Easy steps to upgrade an easy recipe!

shriya - May 14, 2022, 5:41 p.m.

This was a perfect and EASY friday night dinner after a long, long week, full of flavor and spice! I ended up having to half the amount of vegetables because of the size of the pan but kept the original amt for the spices (suffice to say.....they were /pretty/ hot). For any of my last-minute scroungers, greek yoghurt worked just as well a coolant as sour cream! Of course, it didnt have the kick that sour cream does but definitely helped with the spices. Loved this recipe, I'm sure this will go into my recipe roster :)

PUL Team - May 15, 2022, 11:32 p.m.

Awe we're so thrilled the fajitas were enjoyed, Shriya, it. means so much!

Ilaria - April 9, 2022, 3:05 p.m.

We are trying to expand our vegan recipes. This one was amazing and it conquered even the picky eater of the family!

PUL Team - April 10, 2022, 11:34 p.m.

A huge compliment, Ilaria, were so glad to hear!

Don - March 24, 2022, 11:39 p.m.

So good! I probably shouldn’t leave a review every time we make these, but they’re easy and so delicious. We leave out the chipotle because they’re too spicy for us, and add an extra bell pepper so we have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow.

PUL Team - March 25, 2022, 1:26 a.m.

We love to hear the reviews, Don, it means so much! Enjoy the leftovers ✨

Aneta - March 10, 2022, 11:07 p.m.

This recipe was.....TERRIFIC! Great job! yum yum and more yum:)

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 2:01 a.m.

Oh, Aneta, thanks a bunch ☺️

Andrea - March 1, 2022, 12:14 p.m.

Loved this recipe! I've added thinly sliced aubergine and courgette to it, 0.5 tsp curry powder. For garnishing I added a dollop of Greek yoghurt, chia seeds, avo, mint and coriander. So yummy!

Love how versatile the recipe is and that adding some extras didn't bomb the flavours. Thanks for making healthy fun 😊

PUL Team - March 2, 2022, 2:18 a.m.

Mmm sounds incredible, Andrea! We appreciate it so much ☺️

Catalina - Feb. 23, 2022, 10 p.m.

Great recipe, it’s now my favourite dish

Cassie - Feb. 16, 2022, 1:53 a.m.

Super tasty! Next time I’ll try it with mushrooms!

PUL Team - Feb. 16, 2022, 9:58 p.m.

Woo! We hope you enjoy it with mushrooms, Cassie :)

Kristie - Jan. 17, 2022, 2:43 p.m.

Amazing recipe! Thank you so much.
I usually avoid bell peppers, but I loved them in this recipe. And the toppings! Oh my, they make such a difference. Don't skip the lime, coriander and avocado! I swapped out the vegan mock chicken for vegan mock ground beef & it tasted great. This dish is such a wonderful blend of spice and freshness and is also super healthy with all those vegetables. Please give it a try!

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 12:25 a.m.

Oh, Kristie, it means so much! We're so thrilled the recipe was enjoyed and appreciate the insight on the modifications 😊

Alana - Jan. 9, 2022, 11:16 p.m.

This was a great dish! I definitely under estimated the spice and added a full tsp of chili powder and dang they were spicy 🔥 but very very good! Made these while the rest of the family had shrimp tacos and they even wanted some of mine.

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 3:34 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Alana! We're glad it was enjoyed despite the spice 😊

Jessy - Jan. 7, 2022, 9:51 p.m.

I made this recipe the other day & these were the best Fajitas I've had in such a long time!
Thank you so much for always inspiring me to try out all these new recipes and flavours. :)

PUL Team - Jan. 7, 2022, 11:57 p.m.

So happy to hear, Jessy - happy cooking!

Ann W - Jan. 5, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Delicious and easy to make! We loved it!

Monika - Dec. 19, 2021, 4:31 p.m.

It was amazing! Really, the best dish I have ever had -easy to make and so delicious! I couldn't find any chicken alternative, so I used old-style soybean cube and it fit very well :)
Don't skip the toppings - salsa, avocado, lime - they make all the difference. <3

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2021, 5:08 a.m.

A lovely modification, Monika, thank you for the glowing feedback and insight ✨

Raquel Morais - Dec. 14, 2021, 8:44 a.m.

Delicious! My husband doesn't like bell peppersand he ate them anyway. It was really really good. Tanhks Sadia! ☺❤

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2021, 6:39 a.m.

So happy it was enjoyed! Thank you, Raquel :)

Pooja - Dec. 12, 2021, 2:01 a.m.

OMG 😍 This is easily one of my favorite meal ever! As you said in the recipe, it came together within in 20 minutes and that chipotle sauce 😋 I love how you create simple and flavorful recipes using condiments.

PUL Team - Dec. 13, 2021, 8:10 a.m.

Woop woop! We appreciate the glowing review so much, Pooja - thank you 🤗

Jessica Rietveld - Dec. 11, 2021, 8:48 a.m.

Absolutely delicious. My husband, who usually dislikes any smoke in dishes, loved it as well. It's really an addition to any other wraps recipes I make, distinctive in a very good way.

PUL Team - Dec. 11, 2021, 10:42 p.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, Jessica, thank you 😃

Joy Roberts-Chapple - Dec. 9, 2021, 8:36 p.m.

This recipe has well and truly been accepted into the family 😅 I had a loss recipe for fajitas before but by adding the salsa, frying the tortillas and ESPECIALLY adding the lime it's a fully reformed recipe... And we love it!! Much love to you guys from UK!!

PUL Team - Dec. 10, 2021, 4:23 a.m.

Oh, Joy, we're so happy the fajitas were enjoyed - the lime juice can make all the difference! Hugs to the UK 🤗

Clara - Dec. 5, 2021, 2:16 p.m.

Such a nice and comforting meal, I will definitely be doing this again !!

Rebekah Youngers - Dec. 3, 2021, 4:46 a.m.

Ooh, these are so, so good! Thank you for another incredible recipe. I'll be adding this to our family's regular rotation. Any tips for using the rest of the can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce?

PUL Team - Dec. 3, 2021, 10:36 p.m.

Hi Rebekah, we're so glad the fajitas were enjoyed! Some ideas include using them in other Mexican inspired dishes, such as tacos (…) or our Mexican pizza (…), adding them to make a chipotle mayo sauce (similar to…), and using them in chilli (such as…)

We'd love to hear any other delicious creations or ideas though 😃 Happy cooking ✨

Sharilyn - Nov. 29, 2021, 1:55 a.m.

Tried these tonight. The non-vegan huz wanted 3rds, and the kids loved them too (albeit a lil' spicy for the youngest, but she still ate it!)

PUL Team - Nov. 30, 2021, 2:06 a.m.

So happy the fajitas were enjoyed by everyone, Sharilyn! Perhaps if you give the recipe another try and are interested, a little less chipotle in adobo sauce may be desired 😊

Ruth - Nov. 26, 2021, 6:18 p.m.

Yes yes yes I’m trying this out! Got my mom in law coming over this weekend and she’s all about fajitas, this recipe is exactly what I was looking for. <> (SO!) as always will help me out with the ingredients. This will be a good one thank you!!

Jo - Nov. 26, 2021, 10:50 a.m.

Amazing dish also for meatlovers. Just add some chicken and dinner is ready. It will become our go-to dish for sure! Thank you

Holly - Nov. 24, 2021, 11:36 a.m.

The flavor was good but 3 Tbsp of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce was was too spicy for me and my fam. Also, I cooked the bell peppers for probably 10 minutes to give them more caramelization.

PUL Team - Nov. 24, 2021, 8:54 p.m.

Hey Holly, thanks so much for the feedback! We've now added spicy in the title and included a note in the directions to let others know they can add less chipotle if they prefer less heat 🌶 Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, it helps us learn and improve 😊

Lisette - Nov. 23, 2021, 11:23 p.m.

I will be making these soon! May I ask why you slice the garlic instead of chunks? I'm very curious. :)

PUL Team - Nov. 24, 2021, 8:12 p.m.

Hi there, Lisette, thanks for the question! Slicing garlic gives the dish a more mellow garlic flavour, but to be honest chopping it is also perfectly fine 😊 I hope you enjoy the dish if you give it a try!

Lizzy - Nov. 23, 2021, 8:08 p.m.

Yum yum yum! So good, can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch today. We couldn't find mock chicken so we added in a chipotle mock sausage, delicious!

PUL Team - Nov. 24, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

Thanks for sharing the substitution with us, Lizzy! We're so happy to hear the fajitas were enjoyed 😊

Azi - Nov. 21, 2021, 4:59 a.m.

I made this tonight and really enjoyed it!!😍

Charlotte - Nov. 20, 2021, 10:25 p.m.

I managed to get my hands on some gluten free multigrain wraps for this recipe which made them extra special. 😊 I opted for lentils instead of vegan 'chicken' and chipotle paste and it tasted fantastic especially with the addition of crunchy red cabbage, salsa, avocado and lime juice. I will definitely be making these again and will probably try a mix of mushrooms and beans next time! Thank you for such a quick and delicious recipe!

PUL Team - Nov. 22, 2021, 8:27 p.m.

Hey Charlotte, that sounds delicious! We're so glad the fajitas were enjoyed 😍

Hanneke - Nov. 18, 2021, 8:07 p.m.

Sooooooo delicious!!! Heerlijk

Maria - Nov. 16, 2021, 5:38 a.m.

This was fantastic! Thank you 😊

Agata - Nov. 15, 2021, 8:25 p.m.

This was absolutely lovely, amazing to have such an easily written recipe with ALL the information available (especially regarding servings amount as normally I have a tendency to cook for the whole army). It is written in a very informative and easy to follow manner, whilst the food is absolutely delicious. I love the atmosphere of this website and the YouTube videos. Thank you so much for creating such a safe, cosy and inspiring space :)

PUL Team - Nov. 17, 2021, 1:26 a.m.

Oh, Agata, it means so much to hear the kind words! Thank YOU for helping make our PUL community so special 💚

Sonia - Nov. 15, 2021, 11:02 a.m.

Oh my god these are amazing! I'm not vegan or vegetarian or anything, so i made these with real chicken and the flavour was just so damn good!! Never thought I'd fall in love with a vegan blog but there is just so much great inspiration here! Thank you! Love from Australia XX

Sandy - Nov. 15, 2021, 1:13 a.m.

This was delicious! Perfect with the splash of lime and we added dairy free sour cream!

Stefan - Nov. 14, 2021, 9:58 p.m.

Hi, just made that tonight for dinner and it was absolutely delicious. Don’t miss on the salsa, it made all the difference for us. Thanks for this lovely recipe - again. You and your team are doing an insanely good job. Best Stefan from Berlin

PUL Team - Nov. 15, 2021, 12:48 a.m.

Such a kind compliment, Stefan, it means so much! Sending lots of love to Berlin ✨

Nadika - Nov. 13, 2021, 11:40 p.m.

This was a very simple, quick, and delicious! I used a prepackaged fajita spice mix ( I learned that from one of your other videos) to boost the flavour, and to stay within a certain budget. Thank you for yet another great recipe!

PUL Team - Nov. 14, 2021, 12:03 a.m.

A lovely twist, Nadika, thank you for taking the time so share 🤗

Jennifer Bliss - Nov. 12, 2021, 6:56 p.m.

What a wonderful vegan blog you have here! After a 2 year blogging break I recently started from scratch and can now be found here: - but - have come to the realization that our vegan blogging community has diminished quite a bit so I'm trying to connect with other veggie blogs once again. I absolutely LOVE yours! The photograph is wonderful and the layout is very nice, too! These Vegan Chipotle Fajitas sound amazing!

Jamie - Nov. 12, 2021, 4:01 p.m.

Thank you for this amazing recipe <3 ! Would you mind sharing the brand of the flat white skillet (used to warm up the tortillas)? It's gorgeous and I'd love to purchase it, thank you (: !

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 2:48 a.m.

Hi Jamie, thank you for the kind words and question 😊 The flat skillet is from a company called Ambition. We got it online from a webshop called Dajar (

If you're looking for similar ones we found on Amazon, you can find that on our webshop (…!). Just a heads up, we found the pots did discolour and turn brown at the base after using for just a few weeks

Elle - Nov. 12, 2021, 7:13 a.m.

I love the idea of fajitas but unfortunately I'm allergic to capsicums (bell peppers). I know it would change the flavour/texture of the dish but do you think mushrooms would work as a substitute?

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 2:39 a.m.

Hi there, Elle, mushrooms would make a nice addition! Since they're less sweet than bell peppers, you could add some corn or tomato for a pop of flavour if desired 😊 We hope you enjoy the recipe!

Elle - Nov. 13, 2021, 7:41 a.m.

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond and for the suggestions! I'd been thinking of pairing it with an avocado and tomato salsa and will pop some corn in there too. I might also try a version with some japapenos and poblanos (which strangely I don't have issues with despite them being related to capsicums). I'm really excited to try this recipe, thank you!

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

Mmm sounds so lovely, Elle! We hope you love it 😃

Srijana Maharjan - Nov. 12, 2021, 2:43 a.m.

This recipe is just superb! As I am vegetarian so this recipe is going to be my "go to lunch". Thank you so much for sharing these easy tummy filling recipes.
Both of you are amazing. And yes I have been following this channel since 2017 and your videos always make me feel calm and pleased.
Thank you

PUL Team - Nov. 12, 2021, 4:41 a.m.

Aw, Srijana, you're too kind! Thank YOU for helping make our PUL community so special ✨