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Cauliflower Tortillas


Cauliflower Tortillas

Serves: 6

Category: Burgers, Pizza, Wraps and Chips
Author: Dave Grosch
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These grain-free tortillas are a great idea! They pair well with a soup or salad and also make a cool pizza crust or taco shell.

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Ingredients:

3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
6 tablespoons water
1 head cauliflower
1 tablespoon no-salt seasoning blend such as Dr. Fuhrman's MatoZest or Mrs. Dash

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flax seeds and water and let sit for 10 minutes.

Roughly chop the cauliflower and add to the bowl of a food processor fitted with an S blade and pulse until the cauliflower is the consistency of rice. Put cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, stir and microwave for 2 more minutes. Let cool for a few minutes, then place in a fine strainer and press out as much water as possible (or put cauliflower in cheesecloth and squeeze out as much water as possible).

Mix together the cauliflower, flax and water mixture and no-salt seasoning. Spread mixture in small flat tortilla-sized circles on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cook for 10 minutes, then turn and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.

Cool on a wire cooling rack.

Calories 48; Protein 3 g; Carbohydrates 7 g; Total Fat 1.8 g; Saturated Fat 0.2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 34 mg; Fiber 3.1 g; Beta-Carotene 0 ug; Vitamin C 48 mg; Calcium 36 mg; Iron 0.8 mg; Folate 64 ug; Magnesium 31 mg; Zinc 0.4 mg; Selenium 1.6 ug

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scblondin

11/11/2016 05:03 PM

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Cannot believe you gave a recipe using a microwave oven! How long to steam or sauté?

kellabella replies:

07/19/2017 12:27 AM

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Cooking at a lower temperature for a shorter amount of time and with less water would result in the least amount of nutrients lost, and that's what the microwave accomplishes. There is one major exception: broccoli ... microwaving inactivates an enzyme that is important for creating the healthful compounds in broccoli.

Of course, other arguments against microwaves have to do with magnetrons and radiation levels, etc., which is a whole other topic. But as far as nutrient loss goes, if microwaving is your preferred choice for cooking vegetables, than cook on. Just watch the amount of water you use!

jyippee

11/12/2016 09:54 PM

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I love the idea of this "tortilla" and made these today, but found that I could not flip them...they did not hold together. I'm not sure if I made them too thick, or didn't get enough water out of the cauliflower (I smashed it down in a strainer). I allowed the ground flax seeds and water to sit for 10 minutes. Anyone have any tips? 

kellabella replies:

07/19/2017 12:19 AM

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Same thing happened to me ... I tried with and without parchment paper and upped the temp to 400 degrees and tripled the time.  All I got was a crumbled mess! I am thinking the glue is the ground flax seed (egg substitute) so we need to add more flaxseed and directly to the cauliflower and forget the 6 tablespoons of water ... I was really looking forward to this with hummus on it ... I'll keep experimenting ...

MariaS

12/09/2016 09:37 PM

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FAIL! This turned out like mush for me!

Ditto on the microwave oven comment.

Frantabulous

12/04/2017 12:53 PM

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I haven't tried this recipe but I am curious how it shows a rating of 4 stars out of 5 when it appears only one member rated it at 1 star.  Also, the number of raters is given as 6; as far as I can tell only 3 members initiated a rating comment.  There are replies by the same member to two of the comments and yes the replies do have an option to give a rating but no rating is given by the replying member.

Actually I am very interested in this recipe and disappointed that the members who have attempted to make it have been less than satisfied. I'll watch for revisions and better results. 

Georges_Canard replies:

08/10/2018 12:53 AM

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Some people rate the recipe and do not write comments.  In this case there is only one person who commented, so the rest of the ratings were done by people who did not comment. 

mstish

03/02/2018 11:43 AM

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This recipe really appeals to me.  I would make individual pizzas, tostada, spread with hummus.....

How much cauliflower?  Sometimes they can be small or huge or in between. 

The ratio of the flax egg substitue to cauliflower must be important.

graydonelinor

09/04/2018 10:21 AM

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These did not turn out at all. Impossible to flip over.