We’re having an Easter dinner on Sunday with the grandparents and my sisters family! In trying to determine how we could incorporate fruits and veggies into our appetizers, I thought about one of my favorite- party friendly snacks- Pinwheels. We love them with just salsa in the middle, but for this Easter platter, we decided to try different fruits and vegetables to really make it colorful.
So, first, the fruits and vegetables! We decided to use:
- Yellow Peppers
- Red onions
Each one I sent through our food processor, so the food was super small, and finely chopped (with the carrot being grated.)
We spread each tortilla with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese, and a layer of each fruit or vegetable.
Then, we tightly wrapped it up. Wrapped each roll in plastic wrap. Then let it sit in the fridge to firm up, so it was easier to cut. I left it in the fridge for several hours. The nice thing about this as well, is you can make up all the tortilla rolls ahead of time. Then, just before serving, you can cut it up.
After your tortilla rolls have sufficiently chilled, slice each one about 1 inch thick. Use a serrated knife so you don’t crush your rolls. You want them to stay round, or oval.
We also made some carrot flowers for decor! I tried copying this method I found here. Although, mine aren’t as pretty as the one on the site, my kids didn’t care. 🙂
You can certainly get creative with your fillings.. Add vanilla extract to the rolls with strawberries. Add garlic powder and parmesan cheese to your spinach rolls, etc. We just used plain cream cheese- and they were still pretty great! Of course, the strawberry ones are always a kids favorite 🙂
Also- I picked up the Egg shaped platter from Target for $2 in the Easter section just this week!