Spinach Tortillas

Written by Eydie Desser

I was looking for a healthy tortilla recipe, and found this one on a YouTube video by Lacey Baier. She makes sweet potato and cauliflower tortillas, as well. They are delicious.  As usual, I omitted the salt, with no detriment to the taste. I made these to be the base for Soutwestern Style Spinach Tortillas with Cauliflower Tomatillo Sauce and Mango Red-Pepper Relish–A wonderful combination you will totally enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups, packed baby spinach
  •    2 TB water
  •    1 cup spelt flour (plus more if needed)

Instructions

Make the Tortillas:

1- In a 10” pan, over medium heat, add spinach and water and cook, covered, for about 1 minute, until spinach is wilted.

2- Transfer to a blender and puree. Should make ½ cup spinach. Add more water if needed to fill ½ cup dry measuring cup.

3- Place 1 cup spelt flour in a mixing bowl and add pureed spinach. With a rubber spatula or your hands, stir the ingredients together until thoroughly combined, adding more flour if the dough is too wet.

4- Remove dough from the bowl and roll into a long log. Separate into 8 equal portions, and roll each portion into a ball.

5- Sprinkle a little spelt flour on a wooden board. Place a spinach ball on the board and sprinkle some flour on the rolling pin, as well. Roll out each dough ball into a circle, about 6” in diameter. Sprinkle more spelt on the board before rolling out each dough piece, to prevent sticking.


Cook the Tortillas:

1- Heat a 12” cast iron or non-stick pan over medium-high heat until hot, about 2-3 minutes.

2- Place 3-4 tortillas in the pan without overlapping and cook for a minute or two until lightly browned.

3- Flip tortillas over and lightly brown the other side. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

4- Place on a warm plate and cover with a kitchen towel to keep warm.


NOTES

The tortillas can be made in advance and refrigerated or even frozen. They thaw fairly quickly, just take them out of the freezer and let thaw on the counter for 15 minutes, then cook!

Nutrition Per Serving:  60 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 0g sugar, 2g protein

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