Homemade Spinach Tortillas

Looking for a healthy tortilla recipe? These homemade spinach tortillas are nutrient packed—they’re great for wraps or tacos, and kids love the green color!

Homemade spinach tortillas | healthy tortilla recipe | spinach tortilla

The other day, Alex told me he wanted to develop homemade green tortillas as a DIY project. Genius! We buy tortillas all the time, so I’ve been looking for a good homemade method. Also, adding spinach can up the nutrients in a typical tortilla. And most importantly, who doesn’t love naturally green tortillas? I was hoping the green color would intrigue our toddler Larson. Alex created this very delicious healthy tortilla recipe, and it got rave reviews: from both me and our toddler Larson! Larson kept asking for the “geen” food. This DIY project is best  taken on as a fun activity with more than one person: either two adults, or an adult and children. Just beware that if you enlist kiddos, you might end up with some misshapen tortillas…don’t worry, they taste the same!

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How to make homemade spinach tortillas

These homemade spinach tortillas are flour tortillas, so unlike our corn tortilla recipe they are not naturally gluten free. The reason we chose flour for these homemade spinach tortillas is the texture of corn tortillas can be hard to perfect at home. They can easily turn out too dense if you’re not a corn tortilla pro. Since we were making these spinach tortillas for our new loaded veggie quesadilla recipe, we knew they’d have to have just the right texture and thickness.

To make these homemade spinach tortillas, you only need a handful of ingredients: spinach, flour, butter and salt. Other than that, you’ll need a food processor to blend the ingredients (this is key to evenly mixing the spinach), a rolling pin, and a ruler for measuring your 8-inch circle. These spinach tortillas are a great DIY to do as a fun weekend project with friends or family, especially kids. The part where it’s most helpful to have multiple people on hand is the rolling and cooking process. Alex and I did this together, so they were quick to make since he rolled while I was cooking the tortillas. Each spinach tortilla takes less than 1 minute to cook, so it usually takes a bit longer to roll the tortillas than cook them.

Once you’re done making the tortillas, you can store them in the refrigerator in a sealed bag wrapped in a towel, and they’ll stay for about a week. You can also freeze them wrapped in aluminum foil. This one is such a fun project: let us know if you give it a try!

Homemade spinach tortillas | healthy tortilla recipe | spinach tortilla

Homemade spinach tortillas | healthy tortilla recipe | spinach tortilla

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This homemade spinach tortillas recipe is vegetarian. For vegan, plant based, and dairy free, use olive oil.

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Homemade spinach tortillas | healthy tortilla recipe | spinach tortilla

Homemade Spinach Tortillas


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 8 inch tortillas
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Looking for a healthy tortilla recipe? These homemade spinach tortillas are nutrient packed—they’re great for wraps or tacos, and kids love the green color!


Ingredients

  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 6 cups spinach, lightly packed
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (or olive oil, for vegan)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup room temperature water, plus more as necessary

Instructions

  1. In a heatproof bowl, pour the boiling water over the spinach. When the spinach is bright green and wilted, about 2 minutes, drain the water using a strainer.
  2. Add the flour, salt, and butter to the food processor and pulse until combined. Add the spinach and process until fully combined with the flour, stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Then turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the room temperature water until a dough forms. Test the dough with your fingers to make sure it sticks together and is not crumbly or sticky. Adjust the flour and water if necessary.
  3. Remove the dough from the food processor, form it into a ball, and knead it for about 30 seconds until smooth. Then place the dough on a clean counter, cover it with an inverted bowl, and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 even balls. Smash all dough balls into flat disks. On a flat un-floured surface, roll each ball into a very thin round circle, about 8 inches wide. (You may want to use a ruler to measure so that you can make all of your circles an even size.)
  5. Heat a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook each tortilla about 30 seconds on one side, then 15 to 30 on the other, until cooked through and faint light brown spots form on the second side. When the tortilla is cooked, place it on a plate covered with a clean towel. This process is easiest done with two people, one rolling and one cooking. If you’re by yourself, roll 2 tortillas and cook them, place them on the plate with the towel and then roll the next tortillas.
  6. To store the tortillas, wrap them in a towel and place them in a sealable plastic bag in the refrigerator. Reheat or bring to room temperature before serving.

Keywords: Tortillas, Spinach Tortillas, Homemade Tortillas, Flour Tortillas, How to Make Tortillas

Homemade spinach tortillas | healthy tortilla recipe | spinach tortilla

About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is an acclaimed vegetarian cookbook author and cook based in Indianapolis. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious.

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