How-To: Low-Carb Cauliflower Tortilla

Meet the lower calorie, non-starchy alternative to the classic Tortilla Española.


  • Trader Joe’s Roasted Cauliflower
  • 4 Eggs
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder


  1. Heat Trader Joe’s Roasted Cauliflower per instructions on packaging
    • I chose to microwave for 2.5 minutes
  2. Sprinkle cooked cauliflower with salt and garlic powder; let cool to room temperature
    • This will help season the egg mixture
  3. Scramble 4 eggs
  4. Add cooled and seasoned cauliflower to egg mixture
    • Break up larger clumps of cauliflower with fork
    • Mix cauliflower and eggs well
  5. Heat 10 nonstick pan over medium high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil
  6. Add egg and cauliflower mixture to heated pan
  7. As mixture cooks, use a spatula to pull cooked egg away from the side of the pan
    • This allows uncooked egg in center of the pan to move outward and cook
  8. Flipping the tortilla
    • When underside of tortilla is slightly browned (use spatula to carefully lift and check), place a plate on top of the pan with one hand
    • With other hand holding the pan’s handle (and the other securing the plate in place), flip tortilla from pan onto the plate
    • Slide the uncooked side of tortilla back into the pan
  9. Cook side two in pan until lightly browned (approximately 2 minutes)
  10. When finished slide (or flip) tortilla onto a clean plate

If you don’t feel comfortable flipping the tortilla, use a large spatula to flip

Serving Ideas

Tortilla Española is traditionally served as a tapa (appetizer) and as the filling in a sandwich (Bocadillo de Tortilla). This variation can be used as either way but also makes a:

  • Side for dinner (Try it with Cajun Cod and Spicy Parmesan Green Beans)

  • Savory breakfast or lunch (Try topping it with guacamole and sriracha)

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Ray J. Kelly

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