Join me for some fun!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tortilla Roll Ups with Cilantro Lime Blender Salsa


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 
pieces.  

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.

I will be posting this with


19 comments:

xinex said...

Both these look so yummy, Jacqueline. Thanks for the recipes....christine

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh my I'm sitting here hungry and this looks too good. I wish I could pull it out of the screen! I don't own a food processor- can you believe that! Your recipe sounds great for the salsa and the Tortilla Roll Ups! Your family must love what a good cook you are!

Blondie's Journal said...

The salsa and roll ups look incredibly good! I cant wait to try them!!

XO,
Jane

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They sound good Jacqueline! I need a fresh cilantro fix:@)

kitty said...

The salsa sounds fabulous! I've made the roll ups, but never with pecans. I love this addition!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Jacqueline! HELLO! Now this looks so delicious, and being Mexican American, I know the taste combinations and lime does the trick with the cilantro! I cannot wait for some warm weather so I can make cold foods; we are still in a deep freeze, but I wonder, maybe a nice HOT gazpacho would be great! Thank you so much for your lovely comment earlier today! Much love to you, Anita

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, this is one of my go to recipes for parties. Yummy, easy, and so pretty!

Beth said...

This sounds fantastic, Jacqueline! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

Bonnie said...

Mmmmm...this is a recipe I've never tried from Pinch of Salt Lake. Don't you just love JLeague cookbooks? It looks delicious and easy.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh my! I love a good salsa, and this sounds divine! I also love the idea of the tortilla rolls as dippers!

Mom E. said...

Oh....I know what we are having for dinner tomorrow night! So happy I did my shopping 45 minutes away! I purchased all the fresh things this recipe calls for....it was meant to be...this recipe was my "density" (Marty's Dad in Back to the Future) and it may increase my density as well! That is what I love about Salsa, though. All those fresh vegetables are so good for you!
thanks for the recipe! I needed it!
hugs,
Betsy

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Maam J,
I am so proud of myself knowing you came and visit me, LoL*

I always love reading your blog and certainly, I am your best follower, since I found you for at least 4 yrs when I joined BNOP.

Never can be better in your style and of course your fancy recipes. We love and drool for them.

Hope everyone around you including yourself are in the best of everything.

Happy weekend, sweet friend.

Hugs from D´Box.
/CC girl

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh sweet Jacqueline, I don't know how you keep yourself in such great shape with all this yummy cooking you do and EAT IT TOO!!! I love those tortillas... my girls are coming any minute, so maybe I will make them. Thanks for sharing always and for your wonderful visit!
Notice I mentioned you on my post...or not? Enjoy the weekend.
FABBY

Bonnie said...

Your recipe sounds so good and would be an impressive appetizer for guests. Pinning for future use.

Thanks for your visit. The quinoa salad got better each day. Quinoa doesn't have much taste and the goodies you add make it. It is a healthy alternative to rice for less calories. I am still trying to convince my husband!!! Lol!

Bonnie said...

Your recipe sounds so good and would be an impressive appetizer for guests. Pinning for future use.

Thanks for your visit. The quinoa salad got better each day. Quinoa doesn't have much taste and the goodies you add make it. It is a healthy alternative to rice for less calories. I am still trying to convince my husband!!! Lol!

thepaintedapron.com said...

The salsa sounds great Jacqueline but the ingredients in the roll-ups really caught my eye, what an unusual and great combo of yumminess! I can't wait to try!
Jenna

Sandra Lee said...

This wouldn't last long at all at my house!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I can see why you and your friend gobbled them up. Both recipes sound delicious! I love a delicious do-ahead appetizer for parties.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I have made something like this, and I loved it. There is something about the creamy tortilla and the salsa that are just perfect together! Joni

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails