I just love appetizers. Really, I do. They're fun to eat, and a lot of times, I could easily make a meal out of them. Take these protein-packed Fiesta Roll Ups, for instance. Filled with black beans, seasoned diced tomatoes, fresh spinach and cream cheese, these tasty little morsels might just be better than the main event!
Honestly, one of the best things about holiday gatherings, besides the company, has got to be the amazing assortment of food. I always like to put out a few appetizers on Christmas because we have breakfast but not lunch, so of course people are starving by the time dinner is served. And if I didn't offer something healthy, the kids would go for chips, cookies or anything else they could find.
I think holiday appetizers should be especially fun and colorful, but they shouldn't take a lot of effort. After all, who wants to be exhausted when you're supposed to be enjoying yourself?
I've been making these wraps for several years now, and they always go fast. And they're not just for the holidays -- You can make them for any occasion or even for a quick and easy meal. My kids love them, and you can easily vary the ingredients.
So when I was at Walmart the other day, I picked up everything I needed to make these festive roll ups. I Picked up a couple of cans of RO*TEL, which is an awesome product because it saves time and comes perfectly seasoned. I found this with the canned foods, and I found the black beans in the Hispanic food aisle.
I also picked up some spinach from the produce section, just for some added freshness and color. Tortillas are a staple in our house, and we always have some on hand. The same goes for cream cheese.
Putting the wraps together is easy. Just layer as much cream cheese as you want on the tortilla, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Roll them up, slice them, and they're ready to go!
Ingredients for Fiesta Roll Ups
- 1 can Rosarita black beans
- 1 can RO*TEL diced tomatoes
- Cream cheese
- Fresh spinach leaves, chopped
Drain the RO*TEL.
Spread some cream cheese on a tortilla.
I made some of the wraps with the spinach and some without. I also added some shredded cheese to some of them, but this step is optional.
Fiesta roll ups are super quick and easy to make, especially when you use RO*TEL. The tomatoes are already diced and seasoned, so the prep is already done for you. Easy peasy, and perfect for this time of year!
For more time-saving meal ideas, check out these easy recipes!