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Homemade whole wheat tortillas with sun dried tomatoes and Fajitas

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I thought making homemade tortillas would be very difficult and reading instructions  on the net I was puzzled if I should attempt to make them or not, as a cast iron skillet was required which I do not have.

My friend Ben, of What’s Cooking, is hosting an event Homemade #4 – Tortillas, so at least I wanted to give them a try even if I failed making them.  To prepare the tortillas I was going to use my sautéing pan.

The procedure was very easy and the dough was easy to manage.  I had a bit difficulty in getting them round but when I rolled out the dough I put a plate on top and cut the remaining dough.

I got the idea of making them with sun dried tomatoes from a packet of tortillas I bought at the supermarket to make Fajitas on Cinco di Mayo and reading the ingredients I read that they used sun dried tomatoes, paprika and red peppers so I decided to recreate them without using the peppers as I did not have enough.

Homemade whole wheat tortillas with sun dried – Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1 – 2 minutes each

Makes: 8 tortillas




Whole wheat flour



All purpose flour



sun dried tomatoes (12)



Baking powder






Sweet paprika



Olive oil






In a food processor mash the sun dried tomatoes and add a couple tbsp water if necessary.


In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, paprika and olive oil and mix. Add the tomatoes and mix well. Start adding the water gradually until the dough does not stick on your hands or on the mixer bow.


Fold the dough in cling film and leave it to rest for half an hour.


Divide dough in eight equal pieces and shape into small balls.


Roll out each ball as thinly as possible using some extra flour to dust the dough and the surface.


Heat your sauteing pan and brush it with a few drops of olive oil and cook for about 1 minute on each side. (While it is cooking keep preparing the next one).


Wrap them in a kitchen napkin to keep them warm.

To make the Fajitas, I already had some leftover roasted pork from lunch, so I  cut it into smaller pieces and in a skillet I sauteed 1 onion finely chopped with 1 tablespoon olive oil and then added some peppers (red, yellow, green) and for seasoning I used some garlic powder, boukovo (Greek chili flakes) cumin, hot paprika, salt and pepper and finally I added the meat.

I did not have any sour cream or queso fresco to serve it with but I served it with 1 tablespoon Katiki Domokou, a delicious Greek cream cheese and some salad.

This cheese is made with goat and ewe milk and is usually eaten as a starter, in a salad or on its own with bread, perfect as a mezes with white wine.

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Wednesday 17th of June 2009

Oooo we love tortillas and fajitas. Never tried with sun-dried tomatoes ... will have to try! Lovely Ivy!

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Wednesday 27th of May 2009

Great looking tortillas, Ivy! I love the look of the filling, too. I think you should get a cast iron skillet because every foodie needs new toys once in a while and i use mine a TON.

Ramya Vijaykumar

Tuesday 26th of May 2009

Wow Ivy such a healthy and a easy to make dish!!! I wish I could have some now!!! I loved your cake too but was not able to comment for some reason!!! it was yummy and mouthwatering!!!


Tuesday 26th of May 2009

I too am extremely impressed Ivy! I've never attempted to make my own tortillas -- always end up buying some instead. These look great and I will soon follow in your footsteps and whip up a batch.

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Tuesday 26th of May 2009

Great job Ivy! Tortillas are really not difficult to make and after the first few times they come out nice and round. I like the plate idea, LOL. Everything about that dinner sounds amazing, I have to try that Greek cream cheese sometime, if I can find it over here!

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