Thursday, December 17, 2009

Spinach, Pear and Walnut Pinwheels & Roasted Pepper, Hummus and Feta Pinwheels




The other cold appetizer selections for the housewarming party were these pinwheels. I have made the Spinach, Pear and Walnut variety many times because I love them. I wanted to make another type though, so I decided to pair together some of my favorite Mediterranean ingredients - roasted red peppers, hummus and feta cheese. I used Christmas colored wraps, but you can use any wrap you'd like. I forgot to get toothpicks, but these held together well without the toothpicks.

Pear, Spinach and Walnut Pinwheels (Makes 48)

1 package of 8 sun dried tomato tortillas
1 block reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 c. toasted walnuts, crumbled
1 tbsp. butter
1 bag baby spinach, shredded
2 pears, peeled, cored and diced small
Salt and Pepper


Set cream cheese on counter to soften.
Heat a large nonstick skillet to medium heat.
Melt butter and add pears, cook until pears are slightly softened, about 8 minutes.
In another non-stick skillet over high, lighty wilt spinach, then place in a colander over the sink.
Lay out tortillas and smear with cream cheese, sprinkle with salt and pepper, top with crushed walnuts, and some of the pears and spinach.
Roll up and put into a food storage container seam side down.
Finish all rolls and chill for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
Before serving, stick in toothpicks, slice off edges of tortillas, then cut each roll into 6 pieces.


Roasted Red Pepper, Hummus and Feta Pinwheels

1 pack of 8 spinach tortillas
8 oz. hummus, homemade or store bought
3 roasted red peppers, sliced
1 cup crumbled feta

Smear tortillas with hummus, place red pepper strips on top, sprinkle with feta.
Roll tightly and place into a food storage container seam side down.
Chill for 4 hours or overnight.
Before serving, stick in toothpicks, slice off edges and cut each roll into 6 pieces.

3 comments:

The Grown Up Teenager said...

My work (bar) has pinwheels as an app, but they're hot! They've essentially got spinach dip in a tomato tortilla...they roll them, bake them until the edges get crispy, then pull them, cut and serve.

They're really good too. :)

Joanne said...

Great fillings in these pinwheels! I like that they are vegetarian so you don't get super filled up before dinner.

Toni said...

That looks like awesome party food! And so easy! Love it!