The recipe for keto tortilla is low in carbohydrates. It does not contain nuts, coconut and eggs, which makes it suitable for people suffering from allergies to any of these ingredients. It is a source of useful fats coming from almond flour. Thanks to the fiber contained in the recipe husk, which helps control blood sugar, keto tortilla is suitable for consumption by diabetics. In addition, they are a great alternative to classic bread, as they do not contain gluten.
We present you a recipe for making keto tortillas, as well as some very tasty suggestions for a low-carbohydrate filling. And for the curious, a few facts about the origin of the first tortilla.
Keto tortilla recipe
From the products in the recipe for keto tortillas can be prepared 6 or 8 tortillas (depending on the thickness of the dough). The carbohydrate content in 1 keto tortilla is about 1 year.
- 110 g almond flour
- 90 g coconut flour
- 10 g of husk fiber
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 ¼ water
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
Method of preparation of keto tortillas:
- Prepare all the ingredients you will need to make keto tortillas.
- Pour into a bowl the coconut and almond flour, husk fiber and salt. Mix the dry ingredients.
- Add 1 teaspoon of water to the flour bowl and knead with your hands.
- Add a little water until you get a soft but not sticky dough.
- If you have overdosed on water and the dough has become sticky, you can add a little husk fiber. In this way you will easily adjust the quantities to get a dough with the right consistency for the preparation of keto tortillas.
- Form the finished dough into a ball, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Take the cooled dough out of the fridge and cut it into 6 or 8 equal parts.
- Roll each piece into a very thin layer with a rolling pin by placing it between two sheets of baking paper. Using a 20 cm round plate, cut the dough into a circle.
- Heat a pan over medium heat and grease with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil.
- Cook each keto tortilla for 1-2 minutes, then turn and cook on the other side for another 1 minute. Continue in the same way with the other tortillas.
How to consume keto tortillas?
Keto tortillas can be served hot or cold. Served for lunch or dinner with a filling of fresh salad, they will saturate you and fill you with useful nutrients. Add your favorite vegetables – fresh, sauteed or roasted. Season with spices and dressing to your liking.
Add from your favorite sauces. We suggest you use homemade keto mayonnaise. If you want to increase the amount of protein in your daily menu, add pieces of roast meat, eggs, cheese or pieces of fish. Here are some suggestions for stuffing the tortilla, so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
Suggestions for fresh salad stuffing:
- Chicken keto salad with pesto and peas
- Egg keto salad with avocado
- Salad with pickled zucchini, olives and red pepper
- Salad with chicken, avocado and coriander
- Keto Caesar salad
- Keto salad with seafood and avocado
Suggestions for stuffing with meat or fish:
- Baked meatballs with tuna and parmesan
- Roasted white fish with spinach
- Flank steak with chimichuri sauce
- Tariyaki chicken with pickled cucumber salad
- Roasted boneless veal shoulder with herbs
- Cabbage schnitzels with milk sauce with parsley and dill
Fish is extremely useful for human health. It contains healthy fatty acids and vitamins needed by our body to function properly.
Meat proteins help us build muscle mass and maintain many vital functions. No matter which stuffing you choose, be sure it is low in carbohydrates and rich in nutrients.
Where does the tortilla come from?
The tortilla originates from Mexico, South America and has been prepared and consumed for thousands of years. The Spaniards who came to the continent called it a tortilla thousands of years ago, which means “small cake” in Spanish.
According to Mayan legends, the first tortilla was invented by one of the king’s subjects more than 12,000 years ago. This nutritious food has been a staple of the Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today it is a popular food around the world and is prepared with a variety of flours – almond, coconut, flaxseed and others.
The traditional recipe for tortillas is made from corn flour. As it is a high carbohydrate source, it can be replaced with almond and coconut flour. Again, you will get very tasty tortillas with a pleasant nutty taste.