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Homemade Tortillas


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times, adding a little flour or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Divide dough into eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 7-in. circle.
  • 3. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook tortillas over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Keep warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 tortilla: 159 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


Average Rating:
  • slocook805
    Jan 23, 2019
    I know and love home made tortillas very well. I gave this 3 stars because you can't get the real deal with olive oil. I swapped it out for melted lard and then they definitely are rated 5 stars. Oh and triple the batch, they go quick.
  • Dilli
    Jan 23, 2019
    Too sticky. Use Chef John's white tortilla's video for great tortillas.
  • Kaye
    Nov 25, 2018
    This recipe is a good staple recipe! My first time and they came out perfectly. Follow the note that says add more water or flour as needed, but for the most part the recipe is exact. Thank you!
  • Kimberly
    Oct 25, 2018
    Wow! I have eaten and made authentic flour tortillas, but these were our favorites! Thick or thin depends on how thin you roll it out, but they are amazing!!
  • Tamsyn
    Oct 18, 2018
    I was a bit nervous at first about how this recipe would turn out as some of the comments mentioned it being too runny. So, I only put in 2 T oil and added the water slowly at first. Came out beautifully! This was my first try at making tortilla wraps and I was so relieved when they came out perfectly. Cooking them was also a breeze.
  • Jason
    Jun 17, 2018

    I created an account just to post that the ratios on this recipe are wsy wrong. I've made homemade tortillas before and these were way too watery. Don't use!

  • Anja
    May 22, 2018

    My family and I absolutely love the tacos made with this recipe. I can’t wait to get a tortilla press so I can stop rolling them with my rolling pin. I’ve tried it with olive oil and coconut oil, and both came out great. No issues with stickiness, just perfect.

    I love that I can now make my own tortillas and know exactly what’s in them.

    I even tried adding baking powder as many recipes suggest, but the fluffy tortillas just aren’t for us. If you like your tortillas thicker, then add a little baking powder (I think I added 1/2 teaspoon).

  • seanpa
    May 7, 2018

    Just okay. In a pinch, I will make these, but will continue to buy them from the store.

  • David
    Apr 15, 2018

    Too much liquid, just a sticky mess. Mix the water in a bit at a time, won’t need as much as it s?ys

  • Marilyn
    Dec 31, 1969

    Authentic flour Tortillas require 5 ingredients

    5th ingredients makes the Tortillas rise, bubble, and soft.

    Prevents hardening.

    For every Cup of flour you add a Tbs. Olive oil.

    4 Cups Flour will give 4 dz.Preheat Camal till hot

    Lay ur raw round Tortilla on the Camal with out spraying oil on it, watch ur Tortilla rise, bubble and brown, flip over Tortilla . Taste the delious fresh soft To

    Tortilla. Heat has nothing to do with making ur Tortilla soft. 1 tsp. Baking powder .

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