Recipe by Kathy Jenkins
"Got this one from my best friend's mom. They are so delicious, nobody believes how easy they are."
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1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
pitted green olives, chopped
1 (2.25 ounce) can
black olives, chopped
green onions, chopped
8 (10 inch)
Awesome! I, too, changed the recipe some. I used green chilis rather than green olives and I added a bit of minced garlic and just enough cayenne pepper to give it a tiny bite. I tripled the recipe and took them to the tavern we own for an appetizer. Even the guys were asking for the recipe! It was nice because I could pull them out of the fridge and slice them for serving as I needed them. I thought the longer they were in the fridge, the better they tasted. Habit forming! I will definitely use this recipe a lot.
Not impressed at all. Served it as an appetizer over Thanksgiving weekend and again for Monday night football. Thought it might be just too much food to choose from during Thanksgiving, but both times, 3/4's of this recipe sat while everything else was devoured.
Tasted too "mayonaissey" to me. Would be better to thin the cream cheese with just the salsa, and leave out the mayonnaise. One tip that makes the tortillas easier to roll is to heat each tortilla in the microwave for 30 seconds before spreading filling. It softens them up and makes it easier to roll them tight. (Out-of-the-fridge, stiff tortillas leave a hole in the center when you roll them.)
I really have no complaint about the recipe, as submitted. However, I was happily able to reduce calories from 428, per serving, to 183.5. And, reduced sodium content from 900mg to 192mg, per serving. [I substituted sour cream for the mayonnaise. I omitted the green olives and substituted 1/2 cup chopped red and/or green bell pepper.]
This recipe is very easy and is sure to please! The recipe calls for eight 10" tortillas--when I made it, I spread the filling just thick enough to cover each tortilla, yet the mixture only covered four tortillas. So if you really need to make eight tortillas' worth, you might consider making a larger batch. I made the filling a day in advance and refrigerated it overnight to allow the flavors to blend--yummy!--then softened it in the microwave for 4 minutes at 20% power.
I brought these to work today. They were gone in less than 30 min! I omitted the mayo and added salsa and shredded cheese. Great! Next time I'll double the recipe.
I made these to take to a party and most everyone enjoyed them. They make a very pretty presentation if you add chopped parsley, and slice them on the diagonal. Depending on your taste, you can omit different ingredients; I have never used olives and they still turn out great. You can also use different flavors of tortillas; spinach (green) and tomato (red) would look festive for Christmas! UPDATE: I continue to take this appetizer to parties and ALWAYS receive compliments. It is just so easy, tasty, and pretty. Serve with salsa and you have a great appy.
Wonderful taste! Made these to bring to a friend's house and received many compliments.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mexican Cream Cheese Rollups
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 175
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