Happy New Year’s Eve to all of you! I’m excited about Round 3 of the Food of the Sun – Appetizers! I came up with this recipe out of the blue one day when I was having people over. I love the little pinwheel sandwiches but usually they have either a) bacon or b) ham in them. Neither of which I eat. This however is a fast and easy appetizer that really could have a million different combinations.
2 packages of Pillsbury Croissant sheet dough (you can use regular croissant dough or you could use puff pastry)
1 can of pitted black olives
1 can of pitted green olives
2 cloves of garlic (roughly chopped)
1/4 of a medium onion (roughly chopped)
4-5oz crumbled feta cheese
In a food processor add the olives, feta, garlic, and onions. Begin to pulse. Slowly add olive oil. I can’t say how much I used because it was a slow drizzle until a loose paste came together. When the paste is formed, open up the dough and spread a layer on top of the entire surface. Then roll up into a log shape. Cut with a sharp knife so as not to crush the dough, into 1/2″ – 3/4″ pieces. Remember it will puff when baked.
Lay out each round onto a cookie sheet. You can brush with an eggwash for a glossier look. Bake until dough is cooked – about 10 minutes in a 350F oven.
I wish I had a picture of these when they were done but they were eaten before I could snap one. These really are extremely easy to make and great in a pinch.
Your turn! Share your links in the comments for your favorite Mediterranean appetizer!