Spinach tortilla

Spinach tortilla Recipe
A wheat tortilla is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from finely ground wheat flour. Originally derived from the corn tortilla, a bread of maize, this whole grain tortilla can be made healthier by adding vegetables to it. Spinach is a healthy, colorful add-on to this. Do these homemade spinach tortillas taste like spinach? Not at all. It’s only a sneaky way to incorporate added veggies into your food with these incredibly green wraps.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People  40 Minutes 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 5 tbsp(tablespoon) water or as required
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp(teaspoon) salt

Method

Step 1

In a saucepan, add the spinach and water.

Step 2

Cover and bring to a boil.

Step 3

Allow to wilt for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Place in a blender and mix until smooth.

Step 5

In a medium bowl, mix the flour and the salt.

Step 6

Add the spinach puree and olive oil into the flour mix.

Step 7

Add roughly one tablespoon of water if the flour mix is too dry.

Step 8

Add more water if required, but ensure the does not stick to your fingers. If too sticky, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until smooth.

Step 9

Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 10

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 11

Create four equal-sized balls from the dough.

Step 12

Roll between two pieces of parchment paper.

Step 13

Heat the tortilla in the skillet for one minute on each side or until nice brown spots develop.

Step 14

Remove from flame, place in a tortilla warmer or on a plate covered with a tea towel.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1 tortilla (41g)

Calories from Fat 10 Calories 100
Total Fat 1 g 2% Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20 g 7% Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 1 g Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tip: You can make these tortillas completely gluten free by replacing the wheat flour with cassava flour.