Skip to main content

Southwestern Pinwheels

This appetizer can be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd. Look for flavored tortillas in large supermarkets or specialty food shops.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

Ingredient Line: 
4 oz. light cream cheese, softened
Ingredient Line: 
¼ cup finely shredded Mexican-style or sharp cheddar cheese
Ingredient Line: 
2 Tbs. thinly sliced green onion
Ingredient Line: 
2 Tbs. chunky salsa or ½ Tbs. chopped, canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
Ingredient Line: 
2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
Ingredient Line: 
½ tsp. ground cumin
Ingredient Line: 
2 (10-inch) green chili or spinach-flavored flour tortillas
Ingredient Line: 
12 small cilantro strips for garnish

Instructions: 

  1. In small bowl, combine cream cheese, shredded cheese, green onion, salsa, chopped cilantro and cumin; mix well. Spread evenly over tortillas. Place a layer of spinach over cheese. Roll tightly; wrap in plastic. Chill at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
  2. Cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces; arrange cut side up on serving platter. Garnish each pinwheel with cilantro sprig. Cover and chill up to 1 hour before serving. Serve with a dollop of salsa on top.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
36
Protein: 
1 g
Total Fat: 
2 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
4 g
Cholesterol: 
5 mg
Sodium: 
50 mg
Fiber: 
g
Sugar: 
g
Yield: 
Makes 20

Comments on this Recipe

How many servings?

Leave a comment