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Olive-Pepper Spirals

  • 20 m
  • 1 h 20 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“These delicious appetizer pin-wheels are beautifly presented.”


    • 1 cup ripe olives or Greek olives, drained and pitted
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
    • 2 teaspoons capers, drained
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or lime juice
    • 3 9- to 10 inch flour tortillas (any flavor)
    • 4 ounces cream cheese with chive and onion
    • Lettuce leaves
    • 1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, well drained and cut into thin strips
    • Fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional)


  • 1 In a food processor, combine olives, oil, capers and lemon (or lime) juice. Cover and pulse several times until olives are very finely chopped.
  • 2 Arrange tortillas on a at surface. Spread one-third of the cream cheese over each tortilla; spread one-third of the olive mixture over each. Place several lettuce leaves on top of olive mixture. Arrange one-third of the pepper strips over the lettuce on each tortilla. Roll up tortillas; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours.
  • 3 To serve, slice each tortilla roll into seven slices. Arrange spirals on a serving platter. If desired, garnish with parsley.
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