Friday, June 22, 2012

Picnic/Party Food - Tortilla Roll-Ups

Today was my daughter's end of school year class picnic and I made two kinds of Tortilla Roll-ups. They were a big hit with all the adults and kids.

Tortilla Roll-Ups with Cream Cheese Filling

Tortilla Roll-Ups with Hummus Filling

Here's how I made them:

6 tortillas - 2 plain flour, 2 spinach, 2 tomato (big burrito size)
Cream cheese filling -
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fire roasted red bell peppers
2 handfuls of canned black beans (drained, rinsed and patted dry)
Spices - salt, pepper, paprika, cumin pwd, onion pwd and garlic pwd - all to taste
Hummus filling -
1/2 cup store bought regular hummus
handful of grated carrots and green onions
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes - chopped
1/4 cup baby spinach - roughly chopped
handful of pine nuts
spices - salt, pepper and paprika

Make the fillings by mixing all the ingredients till well incorporated. Be sure to thaw the cream cheese on the counter top for atleast 3 hrs in order to soften it before making the filling. 

Heat each totrilla for abt 15 secs in the microwave or on a pan on the stove top to slightly soften them and make it easier to spread the fillings and roll them. Spread about 1/4 cup filling evenly on each tortilla.

Roll up into a tight roll. I like to fold in the sides as I roll. When you come to the end, lightly press to seal. Wrap the rolled up tortillas tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for a few hours atleast.

Just before packing for your picnic or serving at your party, unwrap and cut each tortilla into 7 to 8 pieces.

These stay good at room temperature for a couple of hours. Beyond that, or if the weather is very hot, better to pack them in the icebox.

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