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Homemade Spinach Tortillas

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Light and simple flour tortillas with spinach for a splash of bright green.

Homemade Spinach Tortillas

  • Servings: 1 tortilla
  • Yield: 6
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cooking Time: 5 min


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 Tbs oil
  • 2 oz fresh spinach
  • ¾ cup milk


  1. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing blow and add in the oil, mixing it in until fully incorporated. Oil should not be in big chunks with the flour, it should be finely distributed by mixing with a fork or your hands. Once incorporated, the flour should be able to stick to itself when pressed, but still light and floury.
  2. Blend together the spinach and milk in a blender until smooth.
  3. Start adding the spinach milk to your flour mixture by the ¼ cup full, mixing as you go until you've got a play-dough like consistency. The dough should be soft and easy knead-able, but should not be overly sticky. You might not use all of the liquid, depending on the specifics of your environment. If it's too dense, add more liquid. If it's too sticky, add more flour.
  4. Once you have your desired dough consistency (easily workable, not too sticky), knead the dough on a floured work surface for five minutes.
  5. Roll the dough into a ball and cover the kneaded dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes up to overnight.
  6. Once the dough has rested, cut it into six pieces and roll each piece into a ball, then flattening out manually into a round. Then, place the round, flattened dough piece onto a floured work surface and roll out into a thin tortilla with a rolling pin. The thinner you can get it, the better.
  7. Repeat with the remaining five pieces of dough.
  8. Place rolled tortillas onto a dry skillet or pan over medium high heat, cooking approximately 2 minutes per side or until the tortilla slightly puffs and forms air pocket bubbles.
  9. Serve warm or place in a Ziplock bag to eat within 48 hours.

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Want to sneak a few more greens into your kids' meals? These intergalactic green tortillas have been a hit at my house and are so much healthier than store-bought since they're free of additives and preservatives. Too, they're super inexpensive!

When you've got green tortillas, turn them into easy hummus wraps or healthy veggies quesadillas.

There are a few important tips to keep in mind when you make these, so watch the video to make sure you get a great tortilla!

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