Spinach Tortillas are a delicious and healthy twist on the regular Tortilla recipe. It’s super easy to make at home and I have a trick to make those round tortillas with zero effort. Here is how to make Spinach Tortilla Recipe at home (Step by Step + Video Recipe)
Homemade Spinach Tortillas is a recipe which I recently prepared to meet my health goals of the year.
And it is permanently staying in my big food diary! A tortilla is succulent, flat bread, made using finely grounded wheat flour or all purpose flour.
Spinach Tortillas Wrap are a variation of corn tortilla which is widely used in Mexican cuisine.
The word ‘torta’ in Spanish means round cake. Tortillas are used for making quesadillas, wraps, sandwiches and many other snacks in the United States as well.
You could easily make your favorite wraps, quesadillas if your tortillas are ready by your side.
I always follow this quick recipe hack. I keep tortillas ready well in advance, so that whenever my kid wishes for a tasty breakfast, I can surprise him.
Just like me, in order to make this recipe healthier, you could add spinach to your tortilla.
You need to simply add the puree of spinach to the usual ingredients of tortilla nothing else.
The entire recipe remains the same.
Benefits of Spinach?
Spinach as most of us are aware, lowers cholesterol, it even contains zinc, protein, vitamin A, C, E, K.
Also, it is full of magnesium, calcium, iron et al. Spinach will never make you bulky as its fat content is very low.
It even manages diabetes and lowers glucose levels for diabetic patients.
Spinach also comes handy in preventing cancer and asthma.
Moreover, Spinach is good for the health of our hair and skin.
So, people, make sure to include more spinach in your diet in the form of soups, salads or with a nice twist of cuisine like me.
Spinach tortilla recipe uses some basic ingredients which are very easily available.
You will need some spinach. Fresh or frozen will do.
I made these using whole wheat flour but you can use a mix of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour.
Other than this, you will need salt some oil and a pinch of baking powder.
You can add some oatmeal flour to the dough and make oatmeal Spinach Tortilla.
How to make it Gluten Free?
To make gluten free Spinach Tortillas, Just swap the whole Wheat Flour with gluten free flours like cassava flour, sorghum flour, tapioca flour etc.
Keep the remaining process same. It will be slightly difficult to roll the gluten free flour but you can roll the tortilla between two parchment sheets and then transfer it to the griddle.
You can even make oatmeal spinach tortilla by using oatmeal flour.
A mix of different flour also works well in this recipe.
How to make Chips from it?
To make Spinach Tortilla chips, cut the tortilla into small triangular pieces. Line them on a baking tray.
Spray with oil and bake for 15-20 minutes at 320 degrees F (160 degrees C).
Sprinkle with paprika for a spicy kick.
Trick to make round same size Tortilla?
Roll the dough to make an approximate circle. Then use a lid and push it hard on the dough circle to make a circular indentation.
Take out the excess dough from the sides and voila! Your round same sized tortilla are ready.
How to use?
These tortillas are very versatile. You can make chips out of them and serve with dips like hummus or salsa.
You can make wraps by filling them with lettuce, bell peppers and chicken, paneer or any other meat.
You can make burrito by filling these with rice, beans, sour cream, salsa, lettuce etc.
You can make quesadilla with cheese. Just wear your creative apron and put these to use and tel us too 🙂
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Step By Step Recipe
Heat water in a large pot. Once the water comes to a boil, simmer the heat and add the spinach. Cook the spinach for 2 minutes and then drain the water and run the spinach under cold water.
Puree the cooked spinach in a blender to make a smooth paste.
Add flour, salt, baking powder and vegetable oil in a bowl and mix using your fingers.
Add spinach puree and mix well.
Now add little water and make a soft dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
Divide the dough into 6-8 equal parts. Dust and roll each part to make a 8-10 inch disc.
Cut the disc using a lid to make same size tortilla.
Heat a griddle. Once the griddle is hot, transfer the tortilla on the griddle and cook from both the sides until brown spots appear. Make all the tortillas in the same manner. Wrap in a plastic wrap and store in refrigerator until ready to use
Spinach Tortilla Recipe
- 2 cups Spinach
- 3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
- Heat water in a large pot.
- Once the water comes to a boil, simmer the heat and add the spinach.
- Cook the spinach for 2 minutes and then drain the water and run the spinach under cold water.
- Puree the cooked spinach in a blender to make a smooth paste.
- Add flour, salt, baking powder and vegetable oil in a bowl and mix using your fingers.
- Add spinach puree and mix well.
- Now add little water and make a soft dough.
- Cover the dough and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 6-8 equal parts.
- Dust and roll each part to make a 8-10 inch disc.
- Heat a griddle.
- Once the griddle is hot, transfer the tortilla on the griddle and cook from both the sides until brown spots appear.
- Make all the tortillas in the same manner.
- Wrap in a plastic wrap and store in refrigerator until ready to use.