Swiss Chard Tortillas

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IMG_02161 My Mom has always cooked with chickpea flour! She did way before it was the “in” thing!  I’m sure you’ve already noticed the pattern. I cook with a lot of chick peas! It’s a Spanish thing and it always reminds me of my Mom’s cooking.

This recipe always takes me back to my childhood! My brother, sister and I loved when my Mom made these ‘tortillas”.  She’d make a huge bowl of them and we would “snarf” them down as if they were chips! These tortillas are so savoury that they remind me of eating chips but of course they are so good for you! The swiss chard, onion, chick pea flour and even olive oil…all real ingredients!

For the longest time, I refused to learn how to make them since they are time-consuming and fried. Now I don’t worry about that! As long as I’m eating real ingredients I just eat whatever I want in moderation. I finally learned how to make these when my oldest became vegan. It was something he loved! My kids have always eaten spinach and swiss chard and have loved it! They don’t know they aren’t supposed to like it! In fact, the first time my Mom made these for my middle son, (a hockey fanatic), my Dad told them they were “Maple Leaf” Patties so he would eat them. He fell in love with them and the name kind of stuck! We call them “Maple Leaf” patties all the time now!

IMG_02201 Step 1

I usually make these in steps! I steam the swiss chard until wilted and wait for it to cool down. I cut it in small pieces along with the onion and garlic. IMG_02221



Step 2

I place all the dry ingredients in a bowl.




Step 3

I then add the veggies along with the dry and wet ingredients .





Step 4

I drop the batter in heaping tablespoons in olive oil and fry them four at a time. I watch them like a hawk so they don’t burn.



Step 5

I then keep them warm in the oven until they are all cooked. I usually serve these with a green salad or with soup.

Please come back and let me know if you try these tortillas! Leave me a comment! If you’d like to know more about our family’s real food diet, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter and you’ll also receive my e-guide on 5 Easy Steps to Eat Real Food!

Swiss Chard Tortillas
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This is a great meatless meal! It's vegetarian and vegan. I serve it for supper with a salad or soup. It makes a great savoury snack!
Recipe type: Supper
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 6
  • 3 cups chick pea flour
  • 3 bags swiss chard, steamed and chopped
  • water or spinach liquid to equal 2 cups
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup olive oil
  1. Steam swiss chard and let cool.
  2. Chop swiss chard, onion, garlic
  3. Add chick pea flour, salt, pepper, marjoram and baking powder and mix together
  4. Add water or spinach liquid to the dry ingredients and add the swiss chard, onion and garlic together.
  5. Mix well
  6. Place olive oil in frying pan and heat to medium
  7. Place heaping tablespoons of mixture in hot olive until golden brown.
  8. Add olive oil as needed
  9. Turn and cook both sides.
  10. Keep warm in the oven until all the tortillas are done.


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About Sandra

In a previous life, Sandra was an adult educator, counsellor and trainer. While running a successful direct marketing business she became passionate about business, social media and coaching. She strives everyday for a life full of health, wellness, adventure, passion and purpose!


  1. This looks yummy and like a fun project. I love making things from scratch but have never heard of chickpea flour. I love chickpeas so I am going to have to try this out!

    • Chick pea flour can be found in any health food store and tastes delicious! Lots of people are getting on the bandwagon now that wheat is getting such a bad rap! Thanks Chrystal for dropping by!

  2. Hi Sandra! I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real today. These really do sound delicious, but I’m with Chrystal……I’ve never heard of chickpea flour. I’ll have to look for it. Where do you get yours from? One of the things that I love about blog hops is that I learn so much from them.

  3. These look delicious Sandra. I could see them for breakfast with a poached egg or just by themselves. Thanks for sharing these with us at the Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party.

  4. I’m going to make these this week – I got the chickpea flour from Bulk Barn 🙂 I’ll come back and rate it when we have tried them 🙂

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