Spice up your holiday appetizers with Mexican pinwheels | Holiday recipe

Dec 24, 2013
Courtesy of: Just A Pinch Recipes Mexican Pinwheels

Just received a last minute invitation to a holiday party and looking for something quick and easy to make?

Look no further than home cook Thea Pappalardo’s Mexican Pinwheels. No baking required for this recipe and you can quickly make these with ingredients you probably have on hand. So simple and so good!

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“These taste really good!”

Thea Pappalardo, Queens Village, NY (Pop. 176,958)

Mexican Pinwheels

What You Need

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 c cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2 c ripe olives, chopped

2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

2 tbsp scallion, chopped

1/2 tsp garlic powder

4 10” flour tortillas

Red jalapenos, pickled


• In medium mixing bowl, combine first 6 ingredients. Mix well.

• On each tortilla, spread about 1/2 cup of mixture. In center, place a row of jalapeno halves lenghtwise across tortilla.

• Roll up jelly roll fashion and wrap in plastic wrap.

• Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

• Unwrap and cut each tortilla into 12 slices.

• Garnish slices with a star of guacamole if desired. (If you can’t find red jalapenos, green is fine. The red just looks prettier.)

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