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February 19, 2021 4 min read

Switching to a low-carb diet doesn’t have to mean giving up tacos - there are plenty of alternative taco shells that will fit well within the diet. These healthy zucchini tortillas are easy to make, taste delicious, and give your taco night a nutritious punch!

Low-carb diets are insanely popular right now, and it’s easy to see why. 

Keto and other low-carb diets offer substantial weight loss results while still giving you the chance to splurge. While everyone loves high-carb foods, which they need to eliminate most, everyone loves high-fat foods, too, and those are encouraged in significant quantities on the Keto diet. 

And for anyone missing out on stuffing their face full of bread, there are plenty of alternatives that help to satisfy a carb craving when it comes around. 

That’s precisely why we made these healthy zucchini tortillas - they’ll fit into your low-carb diet easily while you eat one of America’s favorite foods, tacos! 

These wraps are also delicious for breakfast burritos and chicken wraps; they’re great in any meal you’d typically eat with a wheat or corn tortilla.

At just 1.6 net carbs per tortilla, it’s a fantastic alternative for any Keto or low-carb diets. 

Check out this easy to make zucchini tortilla recipe!


What is a Zucchini Tortilla?

Like regular tortillas, we often fill a zucchini tortilla with the same ingredients for tacos, burritos, or wraps. 

Zucchini tortillas are similar to a wheat or corn flatbread but are entirely wheat and corn-free - instead, the tortilla base is zucchini, cheese, egg, and a little bit of gluten-free flour. 

The zucchini is grated and squeezed to remove the excess water, then mixed with the other ingredients, flattened, and baked in the oven. 

While they’re not quite as elastic as a wheat tortilla, they do well holding together when stuffed with ingredients and held in your hand. 

Zucchini tortillas are low-carb, containing no wheat or corn, both high-carb ingredients. These tortillas are suitable for a Keto or low-carb diet, but really, anyone can enjoy these tortillas as a healthy alternative.

Zucchini is a high-fiber, nutrient-dense veggie that will help you add a few extra servings of vegetables into each meal. It contains lots of vitamins E, C, and A, which can help keep your bones, thyroid, and prostate healthy. 

If you have a veggie dehydrator, you can also try using only zucchini flour to make tortillas, making a delicious alternative with a more traditional tortilla texture. 

How To Make Healthy Zucchini Tortillas

This recipe is straightforward to follow, requiring just a few ingredients. We created two slight variations of the formula: one for keto dieters that contains mozzarella, and one for Paleo dieters, that avoid consuming cheese. 

Our Paleo tortilla recipe uses arrowroot flour in place of the cheese, which helps to hold the tortilla together a little better. Choose to make whichever option fits into your diet the best. 

We use a cast-iron tortilla press to make our zucchini tortillas, and it gives the wraps an even thickness allowing them to bake better. They’re a worthy investment if you like to spend time in the kitchen and you make tortillas often.

Low-Carb Zucchini Tortillas Recipe - Nutrition Information

Per 1 tortilla serving

Calories: 56 kcal; Fat: 1.1g; Carbs: 9.6 g; Net Carbs: 1.6g; Fiber: 1.4g; Protein: 1.9g.

Healthy Zucchini Tortillas Recipe - FAQ

Storage and Reheating

These tortillas store well in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the shells in a sealed container, with a thin piece of parchment or wax paper between the shells to prevent sticking.

To reheat your tortillas, place them individually in a sandwich press or pan over low heat for 1 min on each side. 

Net Carbs Vs. Total Carbs

How can the net carbs be 1.6g while the total carbs are 9.6g?

These two numbers refer to two different things. Net carbs are the total carbs in a food that the body digests into glucose, whereas the carb total includes indigestible carbs, too, like fiber. 

The net carbs are the critical number for the Keto diet, as they’re the only ones that get absorbed into the bloodstream and threaten to take you out of ketosis.

Most Keto diets allow 15-30g of net carbs per day, so these tortillas are not going to have a significant impact on your allowance. 

Can I make these zucchini tortillas vegan?

Absolutely! To make the tortillas vegan, use the Paleo recipe, which is already dairy-free. 

Then, replace the chicken’s egg with a chia egg - mix 1 Tbsp of chia seeds with 3 Tbsp of filtered water, then set aside for 10 mins. After it sets, it will be a gelatinous texture similar to eggs. 

Do I need to use a tortilla press to make tortillas?

While a tortilla press isn’t required, pressing the tortillas is much easier and gives a flatter result. 

To press the dough without a tortilla press, place your zucchini dough balls between two sheets of parchment on a flat surface. Then, roll with a rolling pin, or use a flat, heavy cutting board to push down evenly on the dough to flatten it. 

If you choose to press by hand, try to press the tortillas out as evenly as possible to bake evenly. 

Final Notes: Healthy Zucchini Tortillas Recipe

These zucchini tortillas are absolutely delicious, stuffed with all of your favorite taco fillings. 

Because they pack a little more flavor than a wheat or corn tortilla, they’re also pretty fantastic all on their own or topped with a big dollop of sour cream and chives. 

Enjoy all of your favorite wraps without sending your body out of ketosis with this Keto-friendly option!

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