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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Looking for more bite-sized food? Here are some of our favorite recipes:
- Killer Shrimp Cocktail
- Mini Turkey Pot Pies with Puff Pastry
- Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants
- French-Inspired Deviled Eggs
- Dressy Deviled Eggs
- No Mayo Deviled Eggs
- Tuna Tostada with Avocado Dressing + Chipotle Sour Cream
- Smoked Salmon Roll-ups
- Patatas Bravas with Chipotle Aioli
- Rich Cocoa Brownie Bites
- Turkey Salad Tea Sandwiches with Dried Cherries
- Brie Waffle Bites