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Simple Vegan Tortilla Espanola

Recipe for a simple vegan Tortilla Espanola – without eggs or dairy! Completely vegan & glutenfree. So good and really easy to make as well.

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Ever since I’ve had this amazing vegan Tortilla Española on my vacation in Madrid a few years ago, I’ve been wanting to make it at home as well. But you know how it is … everyday life gets in the way. But now… I’ve finally managed to give it a try and after a couple of tweaks – here it is: A super simple vegan Tortilla Española recipe.

If you’re unfamiliar with Tortilla Española, it’s often also called Tortilla de Patatas and is in its traditional form a Spanish omelet made with potatoes & eggs. For this vegan version, I’ve used chickpea flour and a very special ingredient, which you’ve seen in many other of my recipes where I use chickpea/garbanzo flour. It’s also one of the 3 secret ingredients that I use in the kitchen all the time.

So is it a main dish or an appetizer? Well.. it can be served as both. I’ve had some of it for the main meal and some of it in between as a snack. Traditional Tortilla Espanola doesn’t use cooked potatoes, but the potatoes are fried in olive oil – well, my kind of Tortilla Española is healthier :)

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This is a very basic recipe. If you want some variations, you could also add roasted onions or garlic to it. I’ve had part of this Tortilla Espanola warm and part cold and both times it was absolutely delicious. A green leafy side salad and garlic mushrooms were the excellent side dishes for this vegan Tortilla Española.

Simple Vegan Tortilla Espanola

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a simple vegan Tortilla Espanola - without eggs or dairy! Completely vegan & gluten-free. Sooo goood!!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegan
Servings 1 tortilla espanola
Calories 754 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Wash and cut the potatoes in small pieces (peel if you want to). Boil the potatoes in water until soft. Drain and set aside.
  • Mix the chickpea flour with the kala namak and slowly add the water. Mix well until there are no lumps left and the mixture resembles the consistency of eggs. Add the cooked potatoes to the mixture.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan* and pour in the chickpea flour-potato mixture. Let it cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes until it sets on the sides and you'll be able to turn it. Let it cook on the other side as well for about 3 minutes.
  • You can serve this dish warm or cold. A green leafy salad and garlic mushrooms would be such great side dishes.

Notes

*The pan I've used was about 7 inches / 18 cm.

Nutrition

Calories: 754kcalCarbohydrates: 131gProtein: 36gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2456mgPotassium: 3400mgFiber: 25gSugar: 9gVitamin C: 72.8mgCalcium: 232mgIron: 25.1mg
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Nina

Monday 20th of July 2020

This is SO good! Indistinguishable from the "real" tortilla española and so simple, I'm in love! 😍 Going to become a stable now for sure, thank you!

Kyra

Thursday 5th of May 2016

I haven't heard of tortilla espanola before but anything with potatoes sounds good to me :D I'm intrigued to try this one!

Bianca

Sunday 8th of May 2016

potatoes are life :D I'm seriously depressed whenever I run out of potatoes. I'm obsessed.

Edith

Wednesday 4th of May 2016

This looks so good! Now I'm hungry :D Much love

Bianca

Wednesday 4th of May 2016

Sorry :P and thanks!

Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

I have never heard of this before, but as soon as you say "patatas" I'm in! I don't know much Spanish, but I know that one lol :D My mind can't quite wrap it's head around what this will taste like, but with that beautiful browned exterior and the potatoes I know are in there it all sounds delicious!

Bianca

Wednesday 4th of May 2016

Thank you Natalie! No wonder! I haven't seen it anywhere outside of Spain. Have you ever tried a chickpea omelette? That's practically it - just thicker and with potatoes added in. Really good! :) And with the kala namak, it tastes a bit eggy, so very authentic. We ate at a completely vegan bar/restaurant in Madrid and they had the best tortilla espanola ever, so this is where my inspiration came from.

Rebecca Strength and Sunshine

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

It's so thick and delicious!!!! My love for chickpea flour grows more and more everyday (o...and potatoes of course!)

Bianca

Wednesday 4th of May 2016

Thank you Rebecca! Raw chickpea flour can be so nasty, but when cooked through it's a magical ingredient. I like to use it for all kinds of omelettes and crepes.