Sunday, September 13, 2009

FIESTA PINWHEELS! SPICY!

I got the basic recipe for Party Pinwheels and tweaked it a bit to make a batch to take to a party recently. I was so excited with the result, that I wanted to share it with you! I like this better than most I’ve tried, because these pinwheels have some spice (from the Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch dip mix) and some crunch (from the bell peppers and celery)!

I was glad that everyone loved them!

The entire recipe is listed at the end of this post.


What's a girl to do when she finds such beautiful red, green and yellow peppers at the market? Why, make party pinwheels, of course!


Using electric mixer, mix cream cheese with 1/2 of a package of Fiesta Ranch dip mix until smooth...
Spread cream cheese mixture on each tortilla...


Chopping up the veggies!


Red bell pepper...


Black olives (bought presliced, actually more like minced--- no need to chop!)



Celery...





Sprinkle green onions, red, green and yellow bell peppers, celery, black olives, and cheese over the cream cheese mixture.


Roll up the tortillas, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or overnight. Cut off ends of the rolls, and slice the chilled rolls into 1 inch slices.
I would like to also try these with spinach (green) tortillas and sun-dried tomato (red) tortillas for some extra flavor and color. Wouldn’t a platter of red and green pinwheels look gorgeous during the Christmas season!


FIESTA PINWHEELS

INGREDIENTS

• 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
• ½ package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch dip mix
• 2 green onions, minced
• 4 (12 inch) flour tortillas
• 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
• ½ cup green bell pepper, diced
• ½ cup yellow bell pepper, diced
• 1/2 cup diced celery
• 1 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives
• 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or other cheese


DIRECTIONS
1. Using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese and dip mix. Mix until smooth. Spread this mixture on each tortilla. Sprinkle green onions, red, green and yellow bell peppers, celery, black olives, and cheese over the cream cheese mixture. Roll up the tortillas, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap.
2. Chill 2 hours or overnight. Cut off ends of the rolls, and slice the chilled rolls into 1 inch slices.
3. Put on a pretty platter & ENJOY!

I have found these are best made the night before the party, all the way to rolling and wrapping them up. Then, before the party, you won't be rushing trying to make these (otherwise, allow plenty of time for all the chopping)---just take them out of the fridge and slice them and arrange on a nice platter.

When you try these out, please let me know what you think!

6 comments:

glimpse of my world said...

yummy!

Big Mama said...

Your Fiesta Pinwheels are so colorful and delicious-looking, I just want to reach into the photo and have a taste of one!!
Big Mama

Anonymous said...

Hey there! I finally stopped lurking. These look great! Your pics are fabulous too. Do I sense "food stylist" in your future?
Glowanda

Grammy said...

They are beautiful. My kids would love them. Thanks for stopping by. It is good to meet you.

susan said...

This would make great tailgate food! I saw your comment at Bill's. That makes sense to me--we always get your weather here a couple of days later--I guess you blew the"bug" here too:) Like you, I am hardly ever sick but I've something now! Thanks for the recipe, but keep your weather :)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those look good! I make something silimar but mine have cream cheese, green ortega chiles, chopped black olives and a little bit of chopped pimentos. They are so good!

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