Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups

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Eat the rainbow with these colorful, veggie-packed bites! Serve ’em up as a dinner party appetizer, or let them brighten up your lunch box.

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Bite-sized food is always more fun to eat. Take my Rich Cocoa Brownie Bites, for instance. Small, delicious, and totally worthy of second helpings (and thirds, and fourths…).

But dessert isn’t the only thing that’s more fun in bite-sized form. Savory dishes can gain instant cute points when they’re rolled up with tortillas with flavored cream cheese “glue” to hold them together in neat spiral shapes.

The filling combinations are endless, and it’s a great way to use up meats and veggies that you have on hand at home.

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For this particular variation, I was inspired by the veggie cream cheese that is served at bagel shops here in New York.

There’s a mix of fresh veggies running through every bite of cream cheese, and it adds a ton of fresh flavor to any bagel, sandwich or wrap.

So I decided to keep it vegetarian here and do a mix of thin sliced veggies and baby spinach, along with the veggie-and-herb cream cheese.

Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups: Eat the rainbow with these colorful, veggie-packed bites! Serve 'em up as a dinner party appetizer, or let them brighten up your lunch box.

I loved the bit of spiciness that the radishes added, and the cucumbers were really refreshing. The spinach was nice, too, although it made it a bit trickier for the rolls to hold their shape.

I made this recipe on the same day that I made these Smoked Salmon Roll-ups. Both were delicious, and we liked having a few of each for lunch.

Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups: Eat the rainbow with these colorful, veggie-packed bites! Serve 'em up as a dinner party appetizer, or let them brighten up your lunch box.

The veggie roll-ups didn’t hold up as long as the smoked salmon roll-ups in the fridge, likely because of the moisture content of the veggie slices.

So I’d advise enjoying these within a day or 2 of making them for the best results.

Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups: Eat the rainbow with these colorful, veggie-packed bites! Serve 'em up as a dinner party appetizer, or let them brighten up your lunch box.

They were a little messy to roll, but after the first one, you should get the hang of it.

What do you like in your roll-ups? I’d love to hear your favorite combos in the comments section below!


Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups

Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 1 hour, 10 minutes

Makes 32 pieces

Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups

Eat the rainbow with these colorful, veggie-packed bites! Serve 'em up as a dinner party appetizer, or let them brighten up your lunch box.

Ingredients

For the Veggie Cream Cheese:
8 ounces Neufchâtel or light cream cheese, softened (or use vegan cream cheese)
2 tablespoons finely chopped orange bell pepper
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch of ground white pepper
Remaining Ingredients:
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
2-3 radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 English cucumber, seeded and thinly sliced
1 cup baby spinach

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, bell pepper, parsley, and green onions. Spread 1/4 of the mixture on one side of each tortilla. Top with a single layer of thinly sliced vegetables and baby spinach and roll tightly into a log shape. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  2. Wrap each log with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator until well chilled, at least an hour or overnight.
  3. To serve, remove plastic wrap and slice each log into 8 equal slices.

Notes

Original Recipe by Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

https://bigflavorstinykitchen.com/veggie-cream-cheese-roll-ups/

Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups: Eat the rainbow with these colorful, veggie-packed bites! Serve 'em up as a dinner party appetizer, or let them brighten up your lunch box.