Filled tortilla rolls, sliced into mini-sandwiches make wonderful party food. Its an herbal, cheesy, veggie, hammy delight!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
additional:
2 hrs 5 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread each tortilla lightly with cream cheese. Arrange two ham slices across the middle of each tortilla. Add a layer of fresh basil, then a layer of tomatoes. Do not place ingredients too close to tortilla edges. Add lettuce; use enough leaf lettuce to cover across the center of each tortilla, with some of the frilly leaf edge hanging over.

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  • Starting at one end, tightly roll up each tortilla. Stick toothpicks in four evenly spaced spots of tortilla roll. Place tortilla rolls in a dish, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours to chill.

  • Slice each roll into four evenly sized sandwiches, and serve as soon as possible.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 12.4g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 18.6mg; sodium 350.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
INSTEAD OF FRESH BASIL AND THE WHOLE SUNDRIED TOMATOES I USED SUNDRIED TOMATO PESTO. IT ADDED GREAT FLAVOR AND I ALSO USED EXTRA CREAM CHEESE AND A FEW SLICES OF MEAT. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2003
I have an abundance of fresh basil and have been looking for recipes in which it can be used. Since I didn't have a kitchen scale I had difficulty measuring 4 ounces of fresh basil. I think I used too much because it was overpowering and oftentimes downright bitter. Also aside from the strong basil flavor I thought the pinwheels were "missing something". My father is the only person in our family who liked them. Read More
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124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
INSTEAD OF FRESH BASIL AND THE WHOLE SUNDRIED TOMATOES I USED SUNDRIED TOMATO PESTO. IT ADDED GREAT FLAVOR AND I ALSO USED EXTRA CREAM CHEESE AND A FEW SLICES OF MEAT. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
This recipe is great. I served them at a bridal shower and everyone was so impressed. A little pricey but absolutely worth every penny. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These were wonderful. They were easy to make. 1 package of tortillas is plenty. I followed instructions exactly & the taste was amazing. The combination of the fresh basil & the sundried tomatoes really made this a hit. I made these 1 day ahead of time covered them well with saran wrap & they held up nicely. Will definately do again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2004
I took heed to other reviews that said the basil was too strong but I didn t know how strong so the first time I made this I used 2-3 oz. of basil but that was still too powerful. (In retrospect I should have gradually added the basil to taste). The second time I made these I used just one oz. package of fresh basil which seemed perfect. All my family members liked it (hubby parents and siblings). With this amount you can taste the basil but it s a good mix not too overpowering and the amount of cream cheese was adequate. Good taste! I did follow one person s suggestion of putting the basil sun-dried tomatoes and cream cheese in a food processor --- this worked out nicely. A note about the tortillas: I noticed that the La Mexicana brand tortillas were a little firmer than the Azteca brand. The Azteca brand seemed to crack/split more easily when rolling since they re softer but they still ended up rolling nicely. It helps if you take the rolls out of the refrigerator maybe an hour before serving to allow the tortillas & cream cheese to soften a bit so the pinwheels aren t too dry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
this recipe was a big hit!i used 1 0z less fresh basil put the creamcheese tomatoe basil in my food processer mixed nicely cut back some time on preparing.i was glad i cut back on fresh basil you could really taste it as it was.will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
These tasted great. I also cut up the sun-dried tomatoes and the basil and used a bit more cream cheese. Everyone thought they were delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2003
I made these with deli smoked turkey. One thing to do is NOT substitute the fresh basil with dried. They are two TOTALLY different tastes. I chopped the basil and sprinkled that over instead of using whole leaves. You have to go by "looks" rather than a specific weight/amount. Also I cut the sundried tomatoes into smaller pieces. This recipe was very good. You could do alot of different things to vary it and it would come out good too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2004
I thought this was great. Everyone loved it and it was light and yummy. I used Tomatoes in oil and that seemed to give it some moisture to keep it together. I also used a little more cream cheese at the end of the roll up to use as glue. P.S. I sent in the picture that was used! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I was looking for a low carb appetizer so I skipped the tortillas and just rolled the filling into the ham slices. I did cut back on the sundried tomatoes a bit as I often find them too salty. Everyone enjoyed these especially when I pulled out the raspberry wasabi mustard for dipping. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2003
I have an abundance of fresh basil and have been looking for recipes in which it can be used. Since I didn't have a kitchen scale I had difficulty measuring 4 ounces of fresh basil. I think I used too much because it was overpowering and oftentimes downright bitter. Also aside from the strong basil flavor I thought the pinwheels were "missing something". My father is the only person in our family who liked them. Read More
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