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I thought long and hard about which way to go with my entry for the “Pass me the Veggies” Challenge. Italian? India? Thai? I finally settled on my favorite cuisine, Mexican. Now Mexican food isn’t generally thought of when you mention veggies but if you think about it a little it could be. (Lots of onion, tomatoes, peppers, beans, etc.) I wanted to make everything as “Veggie” as I could so I settled on some Veggie Fajitas. I was going to use eggplant as a meat substitute but then eggplant isn’t very Mexican. So, I rethought that and came up with Nopalitos. Yeah that’s the ticket. Here’s a Youtube video about Nopalitos. I started out by making some Mexican rice. (Which has plenty of veggies in it) Here are the ingredients for that. See this link for the full recipe. http://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/24634-mexican-rice/ I then made up some flour tortillas. See this link for the full recipe / post. http://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/25953-flour-tortillas/ I then cut up the onions and bell peppers and some zucchini and yellow squash. For the fajitas marinade I cut up 3 limes and squeezed them into a bowl. I added 1/4 cup of OO and 1 tablespoon of chipotle chili powder and 1 teaspoon of cumin and stirred. I then place all these veggies in a gallon zip lock and poured the marinade over them and let them rest for a while. Then I prepped my Nopalitos. My wife wanted to spread then out this way. I smeared on a little oil and then sprinkled on some fajitas seasoning and let them rest a while. I had made up some Pico de Gallo on Sunday. I used that to make up some Guacamole. (A couple of stones left in to keep it from turning brown) I got the kamado going and took out the nopalitos. I put on most of the nopalitos along with a couple of Mexican green onions and yellow peppers. When the nopalitos was close to being done I dumped in my veggie bag with all the marinade into my very hot 12” CI skillet. This is to start the cooking process. I had pulled out as much of the squash out as I could and put it on the grill. I took the nopalitos in and cut it up but forgot to get a pic of it. I now set up my fajitas bar with some black beans, rice, guacamole and Mexican creama. I had got my Fajitas Platter very hot and loaded it up with the pepper and onions, nopalitos and the squash. Here is that photo. Close up of the nopalitos. And here are some nopalitos fajitas tacos plated up. Nopalitos are not meat but very tasty and this was a very delicious meatless meal. Thanks for looking.