Easy to Make Vegan Tortillas

Updated: Apr 5

Today, February 24th Is Tortilla Day!

Let’s celebrate this day with an easy-to-make vegan tortilla at home.


Wraps have become very popular in the last few years. Especially in big cities where people don’t have time to wait for lunch on the weekdays. Instead, they just grab a wrap packed full of their favorite ingredients all in one place so they can eat it fast without making a complete mess. Wraps can be a great way to add variety to your daily lunch routine. A wrap uses a tortilla to roll ingredients into a portable, handheld meal like a sandwich or burrito. Tortilla’s are not only a food used for wraps but also a delicious Mexican flatbread called tortillas de harina, or flour tortillas. It is known that, “a Mexican table without tortillas is an empty table.”


Today, February 24th Is Tortilla Day!

Let’s celebrate this day with an easy-to-make vegan tortilla at home.


What Is A Tortilla?

Tortillas are flatbreads made with corn or wheat flour. They are used in Latin American cuisine but are most closely associated with Mexican cuisine. Tortillas are used in dishes like tacos, burritos, wraps or quesadillas, and when they get stale, they are fried and used for chips in chilaquiles or in tortilla soup.


As you know, I am trying my best to avoid supermarket food because I like healthy and natural food. This means that if you can make a delicious tortilla at home, why go to the supermarket?

Try my easy tortillas de harina recipe below. Today’s recipe is quick, easy to make, and a delicious vegan recipe! You’re going to love it. They're an excellent sandwich substitute in a lunchbox and delicious when turned into quesadillas or used as a quick pizza base.





How To Store & Reheat A Tortilla?

Once they are cooked and still warm, place them inside a zip lock bag and put them into the refrigerator, be sure to remove all the air. Tortillas will last up to 10 days in the fridge, as long as you keep the bag sealed. To make sure they don’t stick together, slip a piece of parchment paper between each tortilla. You can reheat them very quickly. Wrap a few tortillas in a damp tea towel, place them into a casserole dish, cover in tight foil, and place them into the oven at 120 °C for around 20 minutes.



Easy Vegan Tortillas




Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 15min

Serves: 6 Servings

Level: Beginning



Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon of salt (adjust to taste)

  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil

  • 3/4 cup of lukewarm water (adjust to texture of dough)

  • Extra flour for dusting


Preparation:

Step 1

In a bowl, mix the flour and salt until well combined, make a hole in the center and add in all of the oil and half of the water. Mix until the ingredients are coming together and little by little, add more water until your dough comes together and isn’t sticky. Cover and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes.


Step 2

After 10 to 15 minutes, check the dough. It should be soft, moist, stretchy and easy to work with. Divide the dough into small, even-sized balls. Shape them into proper balls, then place the little balls back into the bowl and cover, allow them to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Place your comal/griddle/flat frying pan on the stove over medium-high heat. While it warms up, you can begin rolling out the tortillas.

Step 3

Dust your work surface and the rolling pin with a little bit of flour. Place one dough ball onto the work surface, use your palm to flatten it down. Then begin rolling and stretching out the dough into a circular shape. Don’t stress it if your tortillas aren’t perfect circles — it’s the taste, not the shape, that matters most.


Step 4

Carefully place your rolled-out tortilla on the pan and allow to cook for about 2 minutes or until you see the dough change color and air bubbles begin to form. Carefully flip over the tortilla and cook for about a minute or less — you’ll see more air bubbles and it cooks rather quickly, so keep an eye on it, remove from the heat when it's lightly browned. The tortillas should be soft and have little golden spots. Once cooked, cover the tortilla in your clean kitchen cloth to keep warm.


Finally, Enjoy!


Video Recipe below


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