Tortilla wraps are a common lunchtime food but, if you choose some nice ingredients and change the way you cut them up, they also make a great appetizer. Because you eat them with your fingers, you can just serve them on a plate and leave your guests to help themselves, leaving you free to work on your main course or spend time being the perfect host.
I don’t know who came up with the name pinwheels, but it’s perfect for describing these little tortilla treats. Each one is easy to eat and really tasty – the perfect appetizer or addition to a buffet lunch.
The first time I had these was at a friend’s house where he was hosting a dinner party. The conversation was a little stilted at first, but then he brought out some finger food appetizers and everyone started chatting much more freely. Food is a great way to start a conversation!
I was so impressed with this dish, tortilla pinwheels, that I included in my next dinner party and, guess what, it started conversations then too!
Now I often make this recipe when I know I have different groups of people to feed, and I want them to feel comfortable enough to chat freely. They can also be made well in advance so that you, the host, can join in the fun!
Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling time
Cooking time: N/A
Number of Servings: 48
- 5 10-inch flour tortillas
- 8 ounces soft cream cheese
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 ounces chopped olives
- 4 ounces green chilies
- 1 small green onion, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- Blend the cream cheese, cheddar, and sour cream together to make a smooth mixture. Add the olives, chilies, onions, and seasoning
- Spread over the tortillas and the roll up tightly
- Wrap each roll in aluminum foil or cling film, and then refrigerate for 2-3 hours to firm
- Unwrap and then cut into ½ to ¾-inch thick slices to make about 48 servings
- Serve with salsa
Recipe source – tasteofhome.com
Picture credit – sofabfood.com
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