A couple of years ago we went to a local Mexican Restaurant for dinner. On the way to our table, we passed a window where a lady was making homemade tortillas. We stopped for a minute, watching her hands move quickly, patting out the dough and placing them onto a large, hot griddle. No tools were necessary. Instead she used her fingers to flip them and place them into the steamer as they finished cooking. I wondered why I had never attempted to make tortillas from scratch and vowed to teach myself this craft.
I first made a batch of Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas, which turned out really well. Satisfied with my newly honed skill, I made a few more batches here and there and then totally forgot about it until a few weeks ago. While grocery shopping, I came across a bag of masa flour and decided I should try making corn tortillas. I’ve honestly never really liked corn tortillas, but remember that the fresh ones from the restaurant were so much better than the ones from the store, which honestly tastes like cardboard.
My practicality kept me from buying a press, so I would make them the old-fashioned way, with a rolling pin and parchment paper. I snapped the process (👻-Wifemamafoodie) and one of my sweet friends took pity on my cumbersome process and bought me a Cast-Iron Tortilla Press for my birthday. It truly does make life a lot easier! (Thanks, Paige!)
I rummaged through the kitchen and began bringing all of the fresh veggies we had on hand and a can of chickpeas out from the pantry. I ended up making roasted sweet potatoes and chickpeas for the filling and we topped them with an assortment of fresh veggies and a deliciously creamy cashew sauce!
This meal was fresh, delicious, and a big hit with the family. I love tacos because they’re easily customizable and can be filled with whatever you want, so everyone’s happy!
If you make these, be sure to tag me and #wifemamafoodie on Instagram so I can see your creations! Enjoy, Friends!Print