Ranch Fiesta Spirals
Ranch Fiesta Spirals are special! I doubt very seriously that you can stop at just one appetizer, either! They are extremely good. These delicious roll ups are filled with Ranch dressing mix, cheddar cheese, green onions, green chilies, red and orange bell pepper, cilantro and they are wrapped in spinach wraps. The taste, crunch, and co-mingling of all the ingredients is something extraordinary.
I was looking for another tasty pinwheel appetizer when I came across this great recipe and decided to give it a try. The recipe name seemed out of place so I renamed these Tex-Mex treats to better reflect their ingredients. Like all my recent posts, I made these for our Vacation Bible School team so they not only had to meet the approval of adults but also pre-teen kids and teenagers (who are much harsher critics of food than adults usually are!)
Well, hands down, the kids, teenagers, and adults LOVED these sumptuous spirals. There is just something about adding the Ranch dressing that flavors these roll ups so wonderfully.
If you’re on the lookout for a spectacular roll up to use as appetizers for an upcoming party or for company, than give Ranch Fiesta Spirals a try. They have awesome taste, a nice crunch, a little heat, and a subtle blend of foods and flavors that’s incredible. If you enjoy Tex-Mex spicy these are on the mild side with just enough kick–but you can always serve with salsa or hot sauce to add more zing for those who need REALLY spicy! We loved Ranch Fiesta Spirals and believe you will too.
Ranch Fiesta Spirals are a wonderful Tex-Mex appetizer.
Red and orange bell peppers, olives, and green onions provide lots of crunch.
Green chilies provide a little heat and Ranch dressing mix provide a fantastic flavor to the whole. Ranch Fiesta Spirals are great to take along to parties or for holiday entertaining.
Here’s what I did.
Soften cream cheese and place in large mixing bowl.
Add mayonnaise, a packet of Ranch dressing mix, sharp grated cheddar cheese, a can of sliced ripe olives (drained and patted dry) and a can of diced chilies.
Add diced red bell pepper, and either diced orange or yellow bell pepper, cilantro and sliced green onions.
Stir well to combine.
Spread filling to the very edges of the spinach wraps and roll up as tightly as possible.
Roll up as tightly as possible without tearing the tortilla. Keep rolling, tucking inside any filling that falls outside of the wrap.
Seal the edges with a little additional cream cheese mixture at the ends if necessary. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
To serve: unwrap tortillas from plastic wrap. Place on cutting board and cut in one or two-inch slices. Serve with salsa, crackers, and veggies of your choice.
This shows the inside of one of the Festa Ranch Spirals.
These yummy pinwheels are great served with salsa. I offered a regular salsa and a pineapple mango salsa which everyone loved. The cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and Ranch dressing mix provide a fabulous base for the other ingredients. We really enjoyed Ranch Fiesta Pinwheels and believe you will too!
Consider adding Ranch Fiesta Spirals to your holiday menus and parties. They’re great for Super Bowl and tailgating parties too.
Here’s the recipe.
RANCH FIESTA SPIRALS
- 8-oz. cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1-oz. pkt. Hidden Valley Ranch Dips Mix
- 1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 4-oz. can diced green chilies
- 2.25-oz. can sliced ripe olives, drained
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 1/3 to ½ cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/3 to ½ cup diced yellow or orange bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 5 spinach wraps
- Combine all the ingredients and spoon onto spinach wraps almost to the edge.
- Roll up jelly-roll style as tightly as possible, especially tightening up the ends.
- If necessary, use a little of the mixture at the edge to seal the tortilla.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
- Slice down in 1 to 2-inch pieces.
- Serve with fresh salsa, if desired.
Ranch Fiesta Spirals are a delectable treat your whole family will enjoy–especially if you love Tex-Mex.
Ranch Fiesta Spirals are also great for after-school snacks or to take along and snack on at your kid’s ball practices. These flavorful spirals are amazing on the taste buds. You have to try them to believe and fully appreciate their wonderful taste.
Everyone raved over these pinwheel appetizers. The Ranch dressing makes them extra special!