What Are Some Cold Appetizers That Are Simple to Make?

What Are Some Cold Appetizers That Are Simple to Make?

Some cold appetizers that are simple to make are Pretty Party Pinwheels, Oh-So-Easy Cheese Logs, and Creamy Crab and Red Pepper Spread. Each of these recipes calls for cream cheese.

Pretty Party Pinwheels is a simple cold appetizer recipe from the website RecipeLion.com. To make the filling for the tortilla pinwheels, process two quartered jalapeno chile peppers and four chopped green onions in a food processor for three to five seconds. Next, add two 8-ounce packages of softened cream cheese, 0.2 ounces of ranch dressing mix and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and process again.

Ready 10 large flour tortillas, 5 cups of loosely packed spinach, and five to seven sliced and seeded Roma tomatoes. Take a tortilla and spread the cream cheese mixture along one side, topping with 1/2 cup of fresh spinach and some tomato slices. Roll tightly, and repeat with the other nine tortillas. Stack the rolls on a plate, cover with plastic wrap or foil, and refrigerate for one hour; then, slice each tortilla roll into 1/2 inch thick "pinwheels." This recipe yields about 70 servings.

Oh-So-Easy Cheese Log is another simple cold appetizer recipe, this one from KraftRecipes.com. To make this recipe, mix 8 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1 cup of a shredded Italian cheese blend, one 1-ounce package of French onion soup mix, and 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Shape this mixture into a log, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Next, unwrap the log, and roll it in 2/3 cup of chopped, toasted pecans, pressing firmly to ensure the nuts stay in place. Serve with crackers and grapes.