Homemade Corn Tortillas with Greens (gluten-free)

Homemade Corn Tortillas with Greens (Gluten-free)

This is a great way to sneak some healthy greens into your family's diet!
Course Breads
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn tortillas, easy dinner recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 tortillas
Calories 54 kcal
Author Diabetic Foodie


  • 2 cups corn masa flour such as Maseca® brand
  • 1 cup Cut 'N Clean Greens Kale or other dark leafy greens finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups water


  1. Combine masa, greens, and salt in a large bowl and mix it well with your hands. Add 1 cup of water and mix well. If dough doesn't hold together when you press it between your thumb and first two fingers, add remaining 1/4 cup water and thoroughly combine.
  2. Divide the dough into 16 equal portions and roll each into a ball.
  3. Heat an ungreased griddle (preferable cast iron) over medium heat.
  4. Line both plates of a tortilla press with plastic wrap. Place a ball of dough in the press slightly off-center (more towards the hinge) and flatten. Peel the tortilla off of the plastic wrap and cook for about 2 minutes per side or until slightly speckled. Stack on a plate, cover, and keep warm while you make remaining tortillas.

Recipe Notes

If you have any balls of dough that are larger than the others, cook those first so they'll end up on the bottom of your stack.

If the tortillas tear when you remove the plastic wrap, reroll them into a ball and press them again, not quite so hard this time.

You can use leftover cooked greens or greens that have been frozen. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can before combining them with the corn flour.

If you don't have a tortilla press, you can use a rolling pin (or wine bottle!) to flatten the dough.