nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 36
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Sodium: 50 mg

Southwestern Pinwheels

Southwestern Pinwheels

Makes 20

This appetizer can be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd. Look for flavored tortillas in large supermarkets or specialty food shops.
  • 4 oz. light cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup finely shredded Mexican-style or sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbs. thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 Tbs. chunky salsa or ½ Tbs. chopped, canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 (10-inch) green chili or spinach-flavored flour tortillas
  • 12 small cilantro strips for garnish
  • Spinach leaves
  • Salsa
  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.
December 1998

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