Recipe by Teri Denlinger
"Filled tortilla rolls, sliced into mini-sandwiches make wonderful party food. Its an herbal, cheesy, veggie, hammy delight!"
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6 (10 inch)
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
red leaf lettuce - rinsed
INSTEAD OF FRESH BASIL AND THE WHOLE SUNDRIED TOMATOES, I USED SUNDRIED TOMATO PESTO. IT ADDED GREAT FLAVOR, AND I ALSO USED EXTRA CREAM CHEESE AND A FEW SLICES OF MEAT.
I have an abundance of fresh basil and have been looking for recipes in which it can be used. Since I didn't have a kitchen scale, I had difficulty measuring 4 ounces of fresh basil. I think I used too much because it was overpowering and oftentimes downright bitter. Also, aside from the strong basil flavor, I thought the pinwheels were "missing something". My father is the only person in our family who liked them.
These were wonderful. They were easy to make. 1 package of tortillas is plenty. I followed instructions exactly & the taste was amazing. The combination of the fresh basil & the sundried tomatoes really made this a hit. I made these 1 day ahead of time, covered them well with saran wrap & they held up nicely. Will definately do again.
This recipe is great. I served them at a bridal shower and everyone was so impressed. A little pricey, but absolutely worth every penny.
I took heed to other reviews that said the basil was too strong, but I didn’t know how strong…so the first time I made this, I used 2-3 oz. of basil, but that was still too powerful. (In retrospect, I should have gradually added the basil to taste). The second time I made these, I used just one ¾ oz. package of fresh basil, which seemed perfect. All my family members liked it (hubby, parents, and siblings). With this amount, you can taste the basil, but it’s a good mix, not too overpowering, and the amount of cream cheese was adequate. Good taste! I did follow one person’s suggestion of putting the basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and cream cheese in a food processor --- this worked out nicely. *A note about the tortillas: I noticed that the La Mexicana brand tortillas were a little firmer than the Azteca brand. The Azteca brand seemed to crack/split more easily when rolling since they’re softer, but they still ended up rolling nicely. It helps if you take the rolls out of the refrigerator maybe an hour before serving to allow the tortillas & cream cheese to soften a bit so the pinwheels aren’t too dry.
this recipe was a big hit!i used 1 0z less fresh basil,put the creamcheese,tomatoe,basil in my food processer,mixed nicely,cut back some time on preparing.i was glad i cut back on fresh basil,you could really taste it as it was.will make this again.
These tasted great. I also cut up the sun-dried tomatoes and the basil and used a bit more cream cheese. Everyone thought they were delicious.
I thought this was great. Everyone loved it and it was light and yummy. I used Tomatoes in oil and that seemed to give it some moisture to keep it together. I also used a little more cream cheese at the end of the roll up to use as glue. P.S. I sent in the picture that was used!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ham and Fresh Basil Pinwheels
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 43
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