Vegetable Tortillas Recipe

Vegetable Tortillas From My RecipeAs promised – my Vegetable tortillas recipe! Well, sorta. If you remember a week ago I did a pantry experiment to see how we’d do if we somehow couldn’t go shopping. My biggest thing was the lack of vegetables! And I refuse to eat mushy canned peas.

I had an idea the other day and so here’s the result. Yummy chewy veggie tortillas. I haven’t perfected the recipe yet, since it leaves a lot to be desired still but it is definite progress. So I’m not going to post the actual recipe until I have it finished.

I will, however, tell you what I did.

My inspiration for this was that my husband has been eating tons of hummus lately (it’s pretty cheap to make from home-canned garbanzos, costs about 10% of what it does at the store).  We ran out of veggies and I thought it would be cool to have something else he could use to dip in his hummus.

So I looked in the fridge and took out basically what veggies we had.  I started with a can of italian stewed tomatoes and then gradually added in a couple carrots, some celery, broccoli, onion, fresh garlic, and cauliflower.  I also added in salt, pepper and paprika.

I blended it all together until it was smooth.  I then added enough Masa Harina to make it a thick paste that was suitable for rolling out.

I have been making corn tortillas for about a year now and so I am pretty comfy with the required texture, but for those of you who aren’t – it’s just right when the mixture is thick enough to not be so sticky it sticks to your hands.  The nice thing about masa dough is that there’s no gluten so you can knead it all you want and it won’t become tough.

So I basically just mixed in as much masa as I could and then used my nice new tortilla press (thanks, Mom!) to make tortillas.  I used them that night to make a leftover casserole with cooked chicken meat, leftover mexican rice, some salsa, cream cheese and cheddar cheese.  It was quite delicious!

I also cut up some of them and made them into chips, though I was not very successful with those.  I am no good at making chips, at least not the baked ones.  I can fry them okay, but hey… they are deep fried.  I’m trying to be healthy here!  I think they would make excellent Mexican lasagna tortillas also, and I think I might try those next.

Ballerina Girl Eating Vegetable TortillasWhat was quite successful, though, is the next day when I made them into little quesadillas!  I just laid one in my dry cast iron skillet, sprinkled some cheese on it and topped it with another tortilla.  I cooked them until the cheese was melted and the outside of the tortilla was crisped a bit.

As you can see, they were a big hit!  These tortillas ended up being approximately 50% vegetables, so that’s pretty good!  I am going to try and add some bean flour or something next time to bump up the protein and reduce the corn.

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9 Comments

  1. This is such a GREAT idea! I definitely need to either play around with this a little bit or nag you for a real recipe..haha! Maybe a little bit of both! Sounds awesome AND full of veggies! YUM!

    I’m loving your blog – recipes make my heart happy! As do farming and a lot of other things you’re writing about! I’ll definitely be sticking around – especially to drool over recipes!!! 🙂

  2. Thanks Erin! I’m so glad you like my blog. I know what you mean though sometimes we find a blog that just feels right! Sometimes when I find a really good one I read a few posts and then I wait until I have a few hours to myself, make a pot of coffee and then just read for HOURS.

    I will definitely post the recipe when it’s done, too 🙂

    1. Thanks 🙂 Actually now that I think about it, it might even be a good use FOR those mushy colorless canned veggies! I still prefer fresh though. We will see how they turn out! Right now I am focusing on perfecting my flour tortilla recipe, I realized we spent at least $25/month just on tortillas (we eat a LOT of tex-mex) so I am perfecting my recipe to just make them myself.

  3. Bummer you didn’t finalize the recipe because this page is literally THE ONLY one I can find online for a vegi tortilla recipe. Guess I’ll have to experiment. Thanks for what you gave us though, it does help.

  4. Hey, Bethany! Did you cook the veggies before blending them? You know me, cooking novice, so it’s probably a silly question.

    -Deb

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