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Homemade Corn Tortillas

These homemade corn tortillas are clean, easy, and just 4 ingredients. Never wonder again if your corn tortillas are clean!
Categories Clean, gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Difficulty Easy
Keyword corn tortilla recipe, homemade corn tortillas, how to make corn tortillas
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 -12 tortillas
Calories 76 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 2 cups masa harina*
  • 1 3/4 cups hot water plu more as needed
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice approx. 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine the masa harina and sea salt together.
  2. Pour the hot water and freshly squeezed lime juice into the masa mixture and stir with a spoon, forming a big ball. The dough should be firm and springy when touched, not dry or super sticky. If you need some more water, add it in small amounts until dough reaches the right consistency.
  3. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or napkin and let the dough rest for about an hour.
  4. Grab about a golf-ball sized chunk of the rested masa and form it into a ball by rolling it in the palm of your hands.
  5. Dust a folded sheet of parchment paper or wax paper with a little bit of the dry masa and then place the masa ball in the center.
  6. Gently flatten the ball either using a rolling pin or a tortilla press, after folding the parchment paper over.
  7. Gently remove the flattened masa from the parchment paper and transfer to a hot griddle or fry pan and cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. You’re looking for golden brown spots, but not wanting to overcook them so they crack when you fold them.
  8. Flip the tortilla over and cook on the other side for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  9. Repeat with the remaining dough until you run out. Store the prepared tortillas together in a clean kitchen towel to keep warm.
  10. If you’d like to save the dough for later, you can store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days, then just grab, roll out and cook up some delicious homemade corn tortillas.

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Recipe Notes

* Look for masa harina that only contains corn and lime.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Corn Tortillas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.8g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Sodium 89.3mg4%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Protein 1.8g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.