My husband loves tacos, I could make them everyday and he would be happy. These tortillas are super easy and so tasty that you will never buy pre-made tortillas again. Just 2 ingredients and some love. For the filling I’m using my chilli beans, topped with home made cheese sauce and pickled red onions. You can also use my Chickpea Salad for a non spicy version. You can set up a table with bowls of ingredients and let everyone do their own taco. Let’s play with food.
For the Tortillas:
1 cup of Masa Harina (Maiz Azul)
½ -1 cup of filtered warm water
For the Cheese sauce:
½ cup of cashews soaked overnight
1 Tbsp of Miso paste
2 Tbsp of Nutritional Yeast
1 clove of Garlic
½ Lemon (juice)
3 turns of freshly cracked black pepper
½ cup of filtered water (a bit more if needed)
For the Filling:
About the Ingredients
Masa Harina: Masa harina is a staple ingredient in many Mexican dishes. This instantly binding corn flour is used for making the dough for tortillas, tamales and gorditas. It is simple to use and comes in yellow, white, and blue varieties, which can all make the same tasty things. Because it is made of corn, this flour is gluten-free. I’m using blue in this recipe but use the one you have at home.
Cashews: Soak the cashews in cold water for 8 hours or overnight. If you have a high speed blender you can instead soak the cashews in boiling water for at least 20 mins. You will get a smoother mixtures soaking overnight. Before using the cashews rinse them with fresh filtered water.
Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast, also called “nooch,” is a popular food product often used in vegan cooking. This powdered or flaked yeast gets its name from the nutrients it contains, including protein and a wide array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Studies show that nutritional yeast offers several potential health benefits, ranging from lower cholesterol to protection from cellular damage that leads to disease. As a umami, cheesy flavour great to add to savoury dishes and thickening sauce, soups and stews.