Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Raw Soft Spicy Corn Tortillas - Vegan and Gluten-Free

Raw Vegan Tacos

Who says you can't have tacos when living a raw vegan lifestyle?  Not me!  Mark and I LOVE tacos and we practically devour them once we sit down.  
We used to eat them on greens, but once I started playing around making a variety of flat breads from sweet to savory, Italian to Mexican, etc., I finally came up with a version of what I call my Soft Spicy Corn Tortillas.  
Soft Spicy Corn Tortillas - Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free

Soft Spicy Corn Tortillas
1 1/2 cups flax meal
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Pinch of sea salt
Put into large bowl, stir to combine and set aside.
1/3 cup sundried tomatoes - soaked in 1 1/2 cups water to soften, drain and reserve water
2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup roughly chopped onion 
1 cup full of corn
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ancho chili pepper
1 tsp smoked cumin powder
Put all of the above (veggies and spices, not flax mix) into a food processor and process until well blended.  There will be little bits and that is perfect.  I do a taste test in case I need to add more spices.  If you do not like spicy, then omit the cayenne and ancho chili pepper.
Add the reserved soaked water from the sundried tomatoes to the flax meal bowl and combine well.  Add the above mixture and stir until combined.  It will be thick, but if it seems too thick to spread, add some water a little at a time - NOT too thin or watery though.  It needs to remain a thick spreadable mixture, almost like thick pancake batter.
Sometimes I can fill up 3 dehydrator trays, 2 large and 1 small, but this varies.  Line the mesh tray with a teflex sheet then spread the mixture out evenly until it’s around ¼” thick or so - you don't want it too thin. as they will shrink up.  You'll need to work with the mixture like pizza dough as it will be kind of gummy.
Dehydrate at 145 degrees for 1 hour then lower to 115 degrees for a few hours until done - approximately 3-6 hours.  Time will vary due to moisture, weather, etc.  I rotate the trays around during the dehydration process just to get them evenly dehydrated.  
Once they are dry on top, remove them from the teflex sheet and onto the mesh sheet.  If you haven’t done this before, simply put a mesh sheet on top of the tortilla along with a tray, flip it over then slowly peel the teflex sheet away from the tortilla.  Put them back into the dehydrator until done. 
Soft Corn Tortillas in the dehydrator - about half-way done
Cut into desired pieces and once cooled, place them in a Ziploc bag or other container - this will soften them to be more pliable.  I leave mine on the counter as they are eaten within 2 days.  Otherwise, store in fridge.
Raw Vegan Enchilada Style Veggie Wraps

Besides soft tacos, I use these to make a variety of raw vegan dishes - such as veggie wraps, enchiladas, sandwiches, etc.  

I'll also post the recipes for my "cheese" sauce, pico de gallo and taco filling.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Peace ☮

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