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Tortilla Roll-ups Recipe


When life brings us tortillas, we love to make tortilla roll-ups!

With no baking and just 3 ingredients, it doesn’t get any easier to make this time-honored family appetizer favorite that’s perfect for summertime gatherings.

Foodie Tips:

  • If you’re slicing your kalamata olives by hand be careful as they could have pit fragments – even if using pitted olives.

  • You can substitute kalamata olives with black olives if you prefer a milder taste.

  • We added 1-2 leaves of hand-torn basil onto the tortilla before rolling (shown below) and it was delicious! You can introduce a few ingredients of your choosing (shaved ham or sliced shrimp and avocado, etc.) to create your own signature roll-up.


8 Ounce Block  |  Cream Cheese, Softened ½ Cup  |  Kalamata Olives, Chopped 5-6  |  Flour Tortillas

Directions: 

1. In a medium-sized bowl, let your cream cheese rest at room temperature until softened (at least 30 minutes). You can slice it into 1-inch chunks to help expedite the softening process.

2. Add the olives to the cheese and fold well with a rubber spatula.


3. Place a schmear of the cream cheese mixture onto a single tortilla and spread evenly, leaving about ½-inch gap between the cheese and the edge of the tortilla to prevent a cream cheese blow-out during rolling. You can adjust the amount of cheese mixture to your preference; we like to use enough to yield at least ¼-inch – ½-inch of cheese mixture.

4. Roll-up your tortilla. Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into ½ inch wheels; the two ends of the tortilla are usually not as pretty as the middle and make great treats for the chef and nearby foodies. Transfer the roll-ups to a serving dish.


5. You can serve the roll-ups right away or cover and chill them for 20-30 minutes in the fridge.

Yields 25-30 roll-ups.  Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder Austin Realtor® Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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