Chili-Lime Tortillas / Shells
These shells were a lot of fun to make! You could use this recipe to make tostada shells, taco shells, or chips. I remember as a child having a few family get together were we would have “taco night”. The table would be loaded with small bowls that were filled all sorts of toppings. I don’t think we ever really sat down to eat. We all stood around the table, circling it, adding more goodies to our personal creations and enjoying one anther’s company. This recipe has a little “spice” to it, so feel free to use the right amounts that work for you. Enjoy!
- 3 cup raw corn kernels, fresh or frozen, organic
- 2 cups yellow bell pepper
- 1/3 cup lime juice & zest (from 1 large or 2 small limes)
- 3/4 cup ground psyllium husk **see directions, to be added last
- ½ large onion
- 4 large cloves garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
- 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro leafs
- In a food processor, chop the corn and bell pepper.
- Add the remaining ingredients except for the psylllium (add that as your last ingredient) and process until almost smooth. Psyllium husks are a thickening agent in this recipe and you want to add it last and blend briefly. If over blended it can get really gelled up.
- Drop 1/2 cup of the dough onto the Teflex-lined dehydrator trays and spread to make a 6″ circle using an offset spatula.
- Dehydrate at 105 F for 3 to 4 hours.
- Flip the Teflex sheets over onto the mesh sheet and carefully peel away the Teflex. Place back in the dehydrator for about 2 hours.
- When the tortilla is completely dry on both sides but still pliable, remove it from the dehydrator and cool.
- Store in a plastic Zip-lock bag in the fridge. Will keep for several weeks. If your wraps get to stiff, spritz a little water on them and they should soften right up for you.
Just before the batter started to get to dried out, I took a few of them and laid them over a taco shell mold. I had to remove about 4 dehydrator trays in order for this to fit in the machine but it worked beautifully!