Making organic tortillas the right way (plus 3 recipes to impress your friends)

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by

The road to healthy living can be riddled with challenges, but none as great as getting stuck with the same food – every single day.

Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. Thanks to the growing awareness about healthy living, people now have more access to natural recipes which are not only delicious but also beneficial to their health. The great thing is – these recipes won’t break the bank and are easy to make.

In his video, Carl from Knowing Through Growing walks us through a quick and simple organic tortilla recipe.

Watch the full episode here, from REAL.video:

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour (non-GMO verified)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of organic coconut oil
  • Water to help make the dough.

How to do it:

  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients and mix until well combined.
  2. After the mixture begins to feel crumbly, make a “pit” at the center.
  3. Gradually pour in a little bit of water and mix. Continue to add water and mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Use your hands to create a dough ball. Let them sit for around 15 minutes.
  5. Pat the dough until flattened and set onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Knead the dough using a rolling pin to create desired tortilla size.

You can cook the tortillas in a preheated medium-hot skillet for 30 seconds each side. A good way to know if these are ready to be flipped is if it already has golden brown spots. (Related: Six delicious GMO-free breakfast ideas.)

Fresh and easy recipes for your organic tortillas

Ready to up your organic tortilla game? Here are some recipes to help you out. (h/t to RealSimple.com)

Margherita Tortilla Pizzas

These pizzas are ridiculously easy – just top your tortillas with marinara sauce and cheese, and you’re good to go. (Preparation Time: 30 minutes; Yield: 4 people)

What you’ll need:

  • 4 8-inch organic tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 ½ cups of grated mozzarella
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves

How to do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Brush tortillas on both sides with olive oil; prick all over with a fork.
  3. Bake tortillas on a rimmed baking sheet at 5–7 minutes per side.
  4. Take the tortillas out of the oven and top with marinara sauce and mozzarella.
  5. Return to the oven for another 7–9 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  6. Sprinkle with basil to taste, then serve.

Quesadilla Ranchero

Everybody likes eggs, especially if it’s on top of a hot medley of salsa and cheese. (Preparation Time: 15 minutes; Yield: 4 people)

What you’ll need:

  • 4 8-inch organic tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 cups of grated cheddar
  • 4 large eggs, fried
  • Salsa verde, sliced scallion, and hot sauce, to serve

How to do it:

  1. Brush the tortillas on one side with olive oil.
  2. Make a cheese sandwich with the oiled side of the tortilla facing outward.
  3. Broil the sandwiches on two foil-lined baking sheets, 1–2 minutes per side. The tortillas should be crisp and the cheese has melted.
  4. Top the quesadilla with the egg. Add salsa, scallions, and hot sauce to taste.

Beef and Pineapple Tacos

The original recipe calls for beef, but you can switch it up with chicken (or even fish) to create your own spin on these open-faced tacos. (Preparation Time: 30 minutes; Yield: 4 people)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound skirt steak, cut into three pieces
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 cups of chopped pineapple
  • ½ red chili, sliced
  • 4 6-inch organic tortillas, warmed
  • Cilantro and lime wedges, to serve

How to do it:

  1. Season the steak with a teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the steak to your desired doneness.
  3. Let the steak rest, then slice into strips.
  4. Add the pineapple and chili into the skillet and cook until tender, tossing frequently as you go.
  5. Top the warm tortillas with the steak and pineapple.
  6. Add cilantro and lime wedges, then serve.

This feature is part of Knowing Through Growing’s video on how to make homemade, organic tortillas which can be viewed on this link.

Sources include:

REAL.video

ThePrairieHomestead.com

RealSimple.com



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