If you've never been to Mexico, California, Florida or Texas (the Mexican's favorite spots outside their home country), I'm almost certain you have never tried the flavor of an authentic Mexican Corn Tortilla. Let's start with the definition here, a tortilla is a thin, flat pancake or flatbread made from maize flour and typically served with a savory filling. So, even though tortillas have become widely popular with a wheat flour base, the original tortilla is made from maize flour, in particular white maize flour, which has a very distinct taste and is much less sweet than the yellow corn we are familiar with in the US and Europe.
When I just landed in Mexico, I admit, I was a bit skeptical about maize based tortillas. Of course, my taste buds were so used to wheat that they didn't want to give white corn a chance. But after I had my first Chilaquiles experience, which by the way, doesn't work with wheat flour tortillas (yes I tried :)), I fell in love with corn tortillas. Since then, I am one of the biggest fans and promoter of the white corn version. The white corn version doesn't only have an amazing flavor profile, it's also vegan and in the homemade/ additive-free version a great addition to a healthy balanced diet.
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Tortillas are actually super easy to prep and require very little ingredients. The only things you need is water, salt and original corn flour for the base recipe. Plus Spirulina of course, if you want to make your tortillas green and protein-loaded as well as a taco press.
Harina de Maíz: I purchased mine from a store called MexGrocer as they sell the flour comparatively cheap in large quantities. However, for a smaller portion size, Amazon and Rewe are also good choices.
Spirulina: The Spirulina I am currently using is from Sevenhills Wholefoods.
Tortilla Press: I purchased mine from Amazon.
As you know, my life is full of veggies, wholesome dishes, sprouts and Mexican Food. If you feel like exploring more of the culinary culture of my second home, here are some of my favs:
I hope you enjoy your very first authentic Mexican corn tortilla experience as much as I did. Like always, I would love to see your delicious result and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form.
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