When I caught wind that Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery was developing a new product to launch in time for back-to-school, I wondered what it could be. They already had bread, pizza crusts, hamburger buns, and hot dog rolls covered. What would possibly be next?
Ah, tortillas. As a lover of all things wrapped, I should have known that this would be a high priority in the product pipeline. Who doesn’t love a good cheese quesadilla or grilled chicken wrap?
While there are many naturally gluten-free corn tortillas on the market, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Tortillas take inspiration from the big flour tortillas, including flavored varieties. The Gluten-Free Tortillas use a variety of whole grain flours, including amaranth, millet, quinoa, and teff, so they have a heartier flavor and texture than corn-only varieties.
I sampled all three flavors: Plain, Spinach, and Fiesta.
The Plain had a slightly sweet and salty, almost buttery taste, but nothing that overpowers the flavors of what you put in the wrap. I filled mine with homemade tuna salad, carrots, and kale, which made a delicious combination but got a bit messy as I reached the ends.
The Spinach flavor has less of that salty-sweet taste. It doesn’t taste purely like spinach, but you can tell there’s something in there. I think this flavor would be perfect for a gluten-free chicken Caesar wrap (remember to check the ingredients in your dressing!) or filled with hummus, veggies, and bean sprouts.
The Fiesta flavor has a bit of zing. True to its name, this is ideal for Mexican dishes. I’d try making Chef Oonagh’s Mexican Lasagna with these gluten-free tortillas.
Overall, the Gluten-Free Tortillas softened nicely in the microwave, but tended to harden up quicker than their wheat-based counterparts. If you’re like me and go heavy on the filling, pack a fork in case some of your filling falls out while you eat.
Over on Rudi’s Facebook page, they’re hosting some giveaways of their own. The What’s Under Wraps Giveaways include prizes like a tortilla warmer (fitting) and – my favorite kitchen tool – a mandoline slicer.