low carb fajitas

Sheet Pan Low Carb Fajitas with Shrimp

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: low carb fajitas, shrimp
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Lisa MarcAurele
The easiest way to make fajitas is baking the meat and vegetables on a sheet pan. Here's a simple recipe for shrimp ones.
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Ingredients

  • 1.1 pounds Fresh Shrimp about 500 grams
  • 1 large Yellow Bell Pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 medium Green Bell Pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 small Red Bell Peppers thinly sliced
  • 1 small Bell Pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 medium Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 3 Jalapeño thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup celery stalks finely chopped

Marinade (divided) :

  • 3 medium Lime or Green Lemon, extract juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spanish Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt & Ground Black Pepper to taste

Optional:

Instructions

  • Wash shrimp thoroughly with ice cold water. Remove shell, head and devein. Keep tails intact. Pat dry with paper towel. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime or green lemon juice, garlic powder, chili powder, Spanish paprika, cumin, salt and black pepper. 
  • Divide marinade for bell pepper slices and shrimp. Drizzle half of the mixture over shrimp. Marinate shrimp for at least 15 minutes.
  • In a sheet pan, spread bell pepper slices, jalapeño, celery and half of red onions then drizzle marinade. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 5 minutes.
  • In the same sheet pan, add shrimp and toss in the remaining red onions. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes. Keep watch as you don’t want to overcook the shrimp.
  • To save time and energy, place tortilla over a wire rack and place in the broiler area in the same oven with the shrimp.
  • Serve immediately with low carb tortilla, avocados on the side and drizzled with sour cream. 

Notes

An appetizer serving is 1 fajita, a meal size would be 2 fajitas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fajita | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 82.5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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