Tortilla Pinwheels

Tortilla Pinwheels

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I have made this appetizer for more than 4 times by now, for various occasions like birthday parties, baby showers or holiday tables. Each time it was very much appreciated and for some,  beyond the good taste this was something new and interesting. I have been asked for the recipe and finally had the chance to make time to make this recipe a photo shoot:). 

This flavorful appetizer is easy to prepare, you can even make it the evening before the day of the event, refrigerate overnight and save some time for other things left to do for the event day. Isn't that great?:)
The only thing I changed to the recipe is the use of red pepper instead of  green chilies, so kids who doesn't like spicy food could serve too. You can use spicy salsa for serving instead. 
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Recipe adapted after tasteofhome
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  • Makes about 4 dozen slices (16 servings)
  • 5-6 homemade flour tortillas (10 inches), room temperature
  • Filling
  • 3/4 cup (200g) sour cream
  • 8 oz (220g) cream cheese, softened
  • 3.5 oz (100g) black olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper (about 50g)
  • 1 cup (100g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup green onion, about 2 springs, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For Serving
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Salsa
  1. If you want to use homemade tortillas for this appetizer this would be the first step. For homemade tortillas you can find the recipe here. After you make them let them cool down, to reach the room temperature.(I usually make the tortillas in the afternoon and then in the evening I prepare the filling - in order to have the appetizer ready for the next day).
  2. In a large bowl, mix the filling ingredients until well combined.
  3. Spread over the tortillas and roll up tightly.
  4. Wrap the rolls with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight to blend the flavors.
  5. Before the time of serving, around 1 hr or 30 minutes before unwrap the rolls, and using a very good sharp knife cut into 1/2- 3/4-in (1-2 cm) slices. Discard ends. Garnish with parsley and serve with spicy salsa for dipping.  
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (3 slices) - Calories:110, Fat:8.2 g , Saturated Fat:4.7 g, Carbohydrates:6.4 g, Sugar:0.7 g, Fiber:1.1 g, Protein:3.4 g, Cholesterol:20 mg, Calories from Fat 74, Sodium 221mg, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 5%, Calcium 9%, Iron 3%, Nutrition Grade B-, Daily Percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On February 20, 2013 at 08:21 pm, Liz said...
I LOVE this filling...totally irresistible! I will make these for my next gathering :)
On February 21, 2013 at 11:06 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
Perfect appetizer dish for big party! I like that it's easy to prepare and you can make it ahead of time!
On February 22, 2013 at 05:08 am, Rosa said...
What a great idea! Those pinwheels must taste wonderful. Homemade tortillas are just the best. Cheers, Rosa

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