Gluten-free Molino tortillas with a broad bean paste
Text and photos: Anna Plaszczyk
7 July 2021
Produced according to the original Mexican recipe in a small manufactory near Kraków. Molino tortillas are a great alternative to sandwiches. They don’t contain preservatives, they are natural, gluten-free and dietetic. What’s more, they will surely win everyone’s hearts if you fill it with vegetables.
In Poland, the most popular tortilla is a Spanish product. However, the real tortilla originates in Mexico and is fully made of corn flour. Molino produces the tortillas according to the original Mexican recipe. After unwrapping the packet (packets with 50 pieces, the diameter of each is 15 cm) the aroma of tortilla is so intense that the salivary gland start working faster immediately. Heat the tortillas on both sides on a hot, dry pan or in a preheated oven.
You can serve them in as many ways as you can think of. They taste very well with a spicy tomato-bean filling. If you want a light, spring version of tortillas, you can fill them with spring vegetables and serve with a garlic sauce. It is best to stick to one rule and use the ingredients of the current season. Early summer is a time of a fresh broad bean. If you join it with capers, you can prepare a delicious paste which will serve as a great filling of the Molino corn tortillas.
1 kg of broad bean
8-10 spoons of olive oil
2/3 glasses of cold water
2-4 garlic cloves (depending on taste)
fresh coriander (the amount depends on taste)
peel of one lemon
juice of one lemon/preserved lemon
Cook the broad bean in a salted water until it’s soft. Peel it and mix with garlic, coriander and lemon peel using blender. Slowly add the olive oil, lemon juice and freezing water. If you have a strong blender, you can substitute water with the ice cubes. Flavour it with pepper depending on taste. Place the paste in the fridge tightly closed because it can darken because of the air. Heat the Molino tortillas on a pan, each side for 30 seconds. Put the broad bean paste, add the capers, fresh coriander leaves, tomatoes, low-salt cucumbers or a hot pepper sauce. As far as I am concerned – the broad bean paste and capers are enough but each of you can create your own mixture that you’ll like.
One is for sure – those small, corn tortillas soon became my biggest passion. They are easy to prepare, fit my favourites tastes very well and have a reasonable price. The Molino tortillas can be frozen which is an undoubted advantage. The list of places where you can buy them you’ll find on the producer’s website (to paste: http://molino.com.pl/ventas.php).