logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Quick Cooking Site

BellaOnline's Quick Cooking Editor

g

Last Minute Appetizer Recipe


It’s always nice to have a few appetizers around on Christmas for unexpected guests as well as family members who just need a small snack while waiting for the much-anticipated traditional dinner. These quick and easy rolled sandwiches are not only festive, they are delicious. While there are lots of recipes for rolled sandwiches out there, the ones I’ve tried in the past have always resulted in very bland sandwiches. These Mexican flavored trees are anything but bland; they're a little spicy and have lots of flavor.
””
It takes only about 5 minutes to mix up the ingredients and 10 minutes to roll and shape them. They can be made several days ahead and refrigerated, or can be made at the last minute and set in the freezer for a few minutes before slicing and adding the tree trunks.

Mexican Christmas Tree Roll-ups


72 Sandwiches

1 8 oz. package cream cheese
2 teaspoons Cholula Chili Lime Seasoning
1/4 cup salsa verde (tomatillo salsa)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese

1 4 oz. can chopped mild green chilies, drained
4 ounces bottled sweet marinated red peppers, diced
1 4 oz. can chopped ripe olives, drained
1 12 oz. can chicken breast, well-drained and shredded

6 spinach or other green 10 inch flour tortillas
1 6 oz. can pitted black olives, drained well and cut in half
  1. Place the cream cheese, Cholula seasoning, salsa verde, and shredded cheese in a microwaveable bowl.

  2. Microwave 1 minute; stir until melted and smooth.

  3. Stir in the chilies, red peppers, olives, and shredded chicken breast.

  4. Divide the mixture among the tortillas (about 3/4 cup on each) and spread it to the edges.

  5. Roll each tortilla up tightly, then press the roll into a triangle shape, pinching the corners.

  6. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.

  7. If you’re in a hurry, place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes or until firm, but not frozen

  8. Cut the rolls into 1/2" thick slices, discarding (or eating) the ends.

  9. Using a toothpick, secure a black olive half on the bottom of each roll-up to form a trunk.

  10. Arrange the trees on a serving tray and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 20
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 54% Protein 21% Carb. 25%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 80 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g

Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1% Calcium 0% Iron 1%


Add Last+Minute+Appetizer+Recipe to Twitter Add Last+Minute+Appetizer+Recipe to Facebook Add Last+Minute+Appetizer+Recipe to MySpace Add Last+Minute+Appetizer+Recipe to Del.icio.us Digg Last+Minute+Appetizer+Recipe Add Last+Minute+Appetizer+Recipe to Yahoo My Web Add Last+Minute+Appetizer+Recipe to Google Bookmarks Add Last+Minute+Appetizer+Recipe to Stumbleupon Add Last+Minute+Appetizer+Recipe to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Quick Cooking Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Karen Hancock. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Karen Hancock. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Karen Hancock for details.

g


g features
Tropical Fruit Salsa Recipe

Dressed Up Hummus Recipe

Spur of the Moment Potato & Zucchini Bake Recipe

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor