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Olive Tapenade Pinwheels Olive Tapenade Pinwheels
Happy New Year’s Eve to all of you!  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 and is the perfect New Year’s Eve appetizer.
Ingredients:
  • 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
  • olive oil
 Directions:
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 using a few things you’ve got on hand.
Your turn!  Share your links in the comments for your favorite Mediterranean appetizer!  

 

Amanda Mouttaki

Curious world traveling, mom of two busy boys, foodie at heart, addicted to social media and lover of all things Moroccan.

  • The Muslim Wife’s Kitchen

    January 2, 2011 #1 Author

    Thanks so much Amera!! Seriously though, I didn't (and still don't) think I would have won. I mean really, have you seen your blog? masha'allah! ;)

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