These soft, flexible cauliflower tortillas, made with just 3 main ingredients, are grain-free and have less than 2 net carbs each. There’s even a Paleo option.
Cauliflower Tortillas Recipe by The Big Mans World
When it comes to homemade wraps and tortillas, our favorite recipes to make are keto tortillas, low-calorie wraps, and these cauliflower tortillas.
Cauliflower is pretty much a staple vegetable in every keto diet. It’s extremely low in carbs and very mild-flavored, and it works in both sweet and savory recipes. Its most common use is probably is in mock fried rice, but it also is often used as a pizza crust, mashed potato alternative, or even in a low-carb shake (trust me on this).
Now, we enjoy cauliflower on a very regular basis, as one of my favorite side dishes is buffalo cauliflower. However, cauliflower has proved its versatility once again by being used as a base ingredient in tortillas.
This cauliflower tortilla recipe is another one to add to your cauliflower arsenal. It’s easily one of the easiest recipes on the planet and best of all, needs just 4 ingredients to make.
No flour, no grains, and no thickeners are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is exactly what you want in a tortilla or wrap- Sturdy, durable, and able to hold plenty of fillings. It’s mild-flavored, with allows the flavors of the fillings to shine, like any good wrap out there.
What we love most about this recipe is just how versatile it is- Don’t just use it as a simple wrap or sandwich, but be creative- It works as quesadillas, grilled cheese toasties, and more! Who needs those Mission cauliflower tortillas now, huh?
How do you make cauliflower tortillas?
- Cauliflower– Finely chop your cauliflower so it will be easier to to process and break down. Do not use frozen cauliflower or cauliflower rice, as it will yield soggy tortillas.
- Salt– Draws out extra moisture from the cauliflower.
- Eggs– The binding agent used to hold the tortillas together and not break apart.
- Spices– Salt, pepper, Italian herbs, or any spices of choice.
Start by adding your chopped cauliflower into a food processor and pulsing it until it breaks down into a fine texture. Transfer it to a bowl, add salt, and microwave it for 5 minutes, until tender. Drain the cauliflower then use a cheesecloth or kitchen towel to squeeze out excess moisture.
Now, add the cauliflower into a bowl and add the eggs and spices and mix until combined. Using your hands, form 6 balls and place them on a lined baking sheet. Press down on each ball to form a tortilla shape. Bake the cauliflower tortillas for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Finally, remove the tortillas from the oven and heat a non-stick pan with a tiny bit of oil. Once hot, add the tortillas on it and pan cook for 1-2 minutes, before using them as wraps, tacos, etc.
Tips to make the best cauliflower wraps
- You must squeeze out as much moisture as possible to ensure the cauliflower wraps become sturdy and durable.
- The pan-frying of the cooked tortillas is optional, but we find that they give them a more delicious flavor and hold the fillings so much more.
- Do not use frozen cauliflower rice or frozen cauliflower pieces, as they will contain excess liquid.
- Seasonings are only recommended if you want extra flavorful wraps. We prefer to keep them at a minimum as it detracts from the fillings or however else you use it.
Ways to use cauliflower tortillas
- Wraps– We love using these as cauliflower wraps! Fill it with some keto hummus and salad for a filling and low carb lunch!
- Taco shells– Crisp up some tortillas on the stovetop and fill it with some grilled chicken, guacamole, salsa, and shredded cheese and enjoy them as cauliflower taco shells!
- Cauliflower tortilla chips– Cut your tortillas into triangles and bake them in the oven at 200C/400F for 8-10 minutes, until crispy (They are a fantastic alternative to low calorie chips).
- Cauliflower grilled cheese– Place some shredded cheese between two cauliflower tortillas. Brush both sides with butter and grill on a pan or in a sandwich/panini press.
- Pizza– Make a tortilla pizza by spreading the tortillas with pizza sauce, cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings and bake in the oven until the cheese has melted.
- Quesadillas- We love using these tortillas to make my famous keto quesadillas!
Storing, freezing, and reheating tips for cauliflower tortillas
- To store: Cauliflower tortillas should be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.
- To freeze: Place leftovers in a shallow container or individual ziplock bags and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.
- Reheating: These tortillas are best reheated on a non-stick pan, until warm and crisp on the outside.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are cauliflower tortillas good for you?
Cauliflower tortillas are a healthy and delicious wrap option. They are low in carbs and calories and use whole foods ingredients- cauliflower, eggs, and spices.
How many carbs are in a cauliflower tortilla?
Each cauliflower tortilla contains 3 grams of net carbs per tortilla.
Are Mission cauliflower tortillas keto-friendly?
Mission tortillas are not keto-friendly. Each tortilla has over 11 grams of net carbs per serving, which can kick someone out of ketosis.
Low Carb Gluten Free Cauliflower Tortillas
- 1 head cauliflower chopped
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ tsp pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- Chop your cauliflower into small pieces. Add it to a food processor until a superfine consistency, as close to flour as possible. Transfer to a bowl and add salt. Microwave for 5 minutes.
- Drain the cauliflower and use a cheesecloth or kitchen towel to squeeze out all the moisture from it.
- Add the drained cauliflower into a bowl, add the eggs, pepper, and any other spices and mix well. Form 6 balls of the mixture and place them on the baking sheet. Press them into a circular, tortilla shape.
- Bake the cauliflower tortillas for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Remove the tortillas from the oven. Place a lightly greased non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot, toast the cauliflower tortillas on both sides before serving.
TO STORE: Cauliflower tortillas should be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days. TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a shallow container or individual ziplock bags and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. TO REHEAT: These tortillas are best reheated on a non-stick pan, until warm and crisp on the outside.