A healthy low-carb, gluten-free, Primal alternative to tortillas in this Mexican favourite recipe — Fajitas accompanied with chicken, steak, shrimp or whatever takes your fancy. These flatbreads are seriously delicious, and chicken fajitas has become one of my favourite meals. 😋 They’re also high in fibre.
Tortillas — Coconut Flatbread
Ingredients (makes 4 flatbread tortillas)
- ½ cup Coconut Flour
- 2 Tbs Psyllium Husks (can be found in the digestive help section of health food stores)
- Couple of grinds of Sea or Himalayan Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/8 tsp Garlic Granules or ½ tsp Mixed Herbs (optional)
- ¼ cup Coconut Oil
- 1 cup boiling Water
- Stir the coconut flour, psyllium husks, salt, baking powder and garlic or herbs together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the coconut oil, then pour the boiling water over it.
- Mix until combined and the oil has melted in – you should end up with a ball of dough.
- Warm up a non-stick frying pan on the heat — you should not need any oil.
- Divide the dough into either golf ball sized balls for little flatbreads, or larger ones if you are making wraps (I made four large ones using this recipe).
- Put the balls into the pan and squash down with a kitchen utensil (e.g. potato masher/flat slice) until it reaches the desired thickness.
- Let it cook for a couple of minutes until the bottom starts turning brown.
- Flip and cook the other side.
The tortillas are best eaten warm, but will keep for a couple of days on the counter in a brown paper bag. They are much thicker than shop bought tortillas, but very filling and taste AWESOME!
- Slice the chicken or other meat into strips and coat in fajita seasoning.
- Place the meat in an oven dish, along with green and red peppers, and sliced onions.
- Cook in the oven on 180°C / 350°F for 25 minutes — check the meat is cooked through.
Serve with warmed coconut flat bread, grated cheese (cheddar is nice), salsa, guacamole and soured cream. These coconut flatbreads make a fantastic bread alternative for your lunches. We also like to dip them in tzatziki, or wrap around a home made burger. Enjoy!
George D. Choy
Personal Trainer & Calisthenics Instructor
Gymnacity in Oxted, Surrey, United Kingdom
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