Vegan tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette)

Have you ever traveled to Spain and seen those yummy looking potato omelettes? Well, now here is a version that makes it possible for vegans to enjoy it too.

Vegan tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette)

Serving Size: 4


  • 7 or 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 zucchini, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tomatoes, cut into eighths
  • 8 tablespoon chickpea flour ( gram flour)
  • 5 tablespoon soy milk
  • 3 tablespoon vinegar
  • onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • olive oil


  1. Peel potatoes, onion and zucchini and cut into bite sized pieces.
  2. Chop the onion and cut the zucchini into bite sized pieces.
  3. In a good frying pan, heat the olive oil at medium heat.
  4. Saute the onion, add the potatoes and cook them until they are soft.
  5. When they are done. remove them from the heat and put them in a mixing bowl.
  6. Mix chickpea flour (gram flour) with the soy milk, vinegar and salt.
  7. Chop 1 tomato, and mix with the flour and 1/2 cup of water in a blender.
  8. Pour the flour/tomato mixture over the potatoes and mix well.
  9. Heat the frying pan once more with olive oil when hot, pour the potato mixture onto the frying man and flatten in to a smooth and even surface.
  10. Cook the omelet for about 5 minutes with a lid on the frying pan. If your frying pan does not have a lit, you can use a large plate.
  11. Placing the lid on the pan will mean that you do not have to “flip” the omelet in order to cook it on both side, the heat from the steam on top will cook the “batter” enough that the omelet is done.
  12. If you would prefer not to put a lid on it, you can flip the omelet carefully and then cook on the 2nd side for a few minutes.


This is delicious hot or cold. You can add any other vegetables that you like to make many variations of the nice dish. We enjoy asparagus, broccoli, or olives as well as asparagus and the plain version is scrumptious.

Credits to creativegan for this great recipe.

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3 responses to “Vegan tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette)”

  1. AikoVenus says:

    I love that it can be made soy free (if you sub the soymilk) and looks so delicious! ^^

  2. David Aldred says:

    I’d like to try this – and I’m annoyed with myself for not having put two and two together and worked out that, “If I can make Socca with chickpea flour, why not make Tortilla too?” So, I’d better get some potatoes. One question though: couldn’t it be made without the courgette and tomato, using just potatoes, onions and garlic – like the more traditional tortilla?

  3. Chris says:

    Hi David,
    Thank you for your comment/s
    Yes…. go get some potatoes for sure 🙂
    and, yes…of course you can make the regular Spanish potato tortilla.
    Do give it a try, it’s very tasty In fact, thank you for reminding me about them, it’s about time we have this again 🙂

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