Tabouli Cucumber Pinwheel Bites
This four ingredient, make-ahead appetizer is so quick and easy and always the hit of any gathering.
Do you have a go-to appetizer that you bring to parties or serve when you have guests? I’m always scanning my cooking magazines or Pinterest for new quick and easy appetizers – you never know when you’ll have an impromptu ladies night out, or game night with the neighbors. And let’s face it, sometimes, when no one’s home and dinner is optional, it’s kind of fun to pour a glass of wine, or make a margarita and have appetizers for dinner!
Of course, it’s easy enough to pick up cheese and crackers, or veggies and dip. For some reason though, I always feel like that’s wimping out. I’m always afraid people will think I didn’t care. Or worse – I don’t know how to cook! (For those of you who do that – I’m so totally sure you care like no one else, and I imagine you’re a wonderful cook too). Anyway, I always feel compelled to “make something”, but it has to be about as easy as picking up veggies and dip, but also really creative and fresh tasting.
That’s why I love this appetizer I’m sharing today. I’ve been making it forever, and I have no idea where I got the recipe, but it’s ALWAYS a major hit. The flavors are just right, and the size is so perfectly pop-able.
You can make these ahead, and just slice them right before you’re ready to serve. They’ll keep for a day or two in the refrigerator. Love that! I usually use large whole wheat tortillas for this recipe, but the wonderful folks at Angelic Bakehouse were kind enough to send me some samples of their amazing 7-grain wraps and other sprouted grains goodies to sample. Sprouted grains are the latest rage in whole grains – they provide even more nutrients than regular whole grains. The wraps worked perfectly, and made these bites even more delicious, and healthier. Just look at all of those delicious, fiber-filled nutty grains…
The tabouli-cucumber-cream cheese combo is so totally delicious. If you have leftover filling, PLEASE use it as a spread for your turkey sandwich.
- 1-8 oz package of Greek cream cheese softened
- 1-7 oz container prepared Tabouli salad
- 1 English cucumber peeled
- 5 large whole wheat tortilla wraps or other thin flatbread
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and tabouli salad.
- Slice the cucumber in quarters lengthwise, and remove any seeds. Dice the cucumbers into small 1/2-inch pieces. Add them to the bowl.
- With a spatula, combine the ingredients together until smooth.
- Lay the tortillas out on a flat surface and spoon 1/5 of the mixture into each tortilla. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the tortilla leaving about 1-inch border without filling.
- Roll each tortilla up tightly.
- Wrap each roll individually in saran wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
- Slice into 1-inch pieces and serve.
Do you have any quick and easy go-to appetizers? If you need some ideas, check out my Appetizers and Small Bites Pinterest board.
I am the same. Although most people, including myself, are totally content with dips and veggie sticks or something similar, I always feel the need to make more, because I don’t want people to think I don’t care enough to make a bit more of an effort… The pinwheels look fantastic and they are an unusual combination, I never would have thought to put tabouli into them.
I think that’s the foodie in us that always wants to make something special for guests 🙂
These look delicious and I just checked out the Angelic Bakehouse website and the products look great – hope I can find them near me. Need to try Greek cream cheese too – is there a specific brand you use?
Thanks so much Jessica! I’ve seen a few brands of Greek cream cheese. Sometimes I buy the generic store brand, or Green Mountain Farms is a major brand. It’s right next to the cream cheese.
So creative. I love it. I have not used Greek cream cheese .. so I need to try it. I am hosting a big picnic in April and need more fingers foods, so I may just have to make this! Pinning now 🙂
Thanks Liz – definitely check out Greek cream cheese. It’s the best!
Fun idea, and your food and wine “spread” looks beautiful! My “go to” appetizer these days is my 3-ingredient lentil feta bruschetta-so easy and delicious 🙂 I can’t wait to try making this w/ gluten-free tortillas and tabouli-yum!
Thanks EA! That lentil feta bruschetta also sounds fabulous! I love easy appetizers and will have to look for that one 🙂
I feel like I never have enough go-to appetizers and love the idea of these!
No kidding! I love easy appetizers, because they’re often dinner for me 🙂