The first time my friend Maretta and I
made this we sat and ate most
of it. This is such a fun and
easy appetizer and with a salsa
that you just pop in the blender,
it whips up quickly.
(Recipe from A Pinch Of Salt Lake -
The Junior League of Salt Lake City.)
Let's start with the simple blender salsa.
This is one fast and easy salsa that
tastes fresh because of the fresh cilantro,
lime, onion and garlic.
Cilantro Lime Blender Salsa
1 14 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/2 large sweet onion, cut into chunks
1 clove fresh garlic
1/3 - 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
1-2 T. pickled jalapenos
Juice of 1-2 limes
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
Place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and cilantro
into the blender. Pulse on chop mode until
the onions are small (leaving a few chunks). Remove and pour
into a bowl. Stir in the seasoning and lime
juice, adjusting to taste.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour
to let the flavors blend.
Store in the refrigerator.
Now let's make the yummy
Tortilla Roll Ups.
Tortilla Roll Ups
6-8 8 inch flour tortillas
3 8 oz. packages cream cheese
1/3 C. chopped pecans
1/4 C. chopped green onions
1/3 C. chopped canned green chilis
1/4 C. chopped black olives
Soften the cream cheese and stir in the
remaining ingredients. Spread about
1/8th of the mixture on each tortilla to edges.
Roll up tightly. Wrap each in plastic
wrap and refrigerate for at least one
hour for the flavors to blend.
Remove from the refrigerator and slice
diagonally. You will not use the end
Serve with salsa as an appetizer.
Whip either or both of these up when
you need a fun and new appetizer or
when you just want a creamy, yummy snack.
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