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Amazing Appetizer - Tuna Pinwheels

March 9, 2020

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This will be one of the most delicious things you've ever eaten! ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Not only unbelievably good, but very very easy to make, as long as you have a food processor. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC


The Roll

1 and 1/4 cups of freshly grated gruyere cheese

1 and 1/4 cups Greek yogurt

2 eggs

2 Tablespoons flour (I've used chickpea flour and regular organic flour)

2 scallions, well chopped or 2 bunches chives, well chopped


3 anchovies

3 garlic cloves

1 can tuna in oil

6 capers

2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt

1 Tablespoon fresh dill, well chopped (optional)

Just these few ingredients, add up to an extremely good appetizer. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

Directions for Roll

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Do all your chopping, grating, peeling, first
  3. Into a medium mixing bowl, add all the grated gruyere cheese and the yogurt. Mix together well.
  4. Add the eggs and mix well
  5. Add the flour and combine well
  6. Add the scallions and combine all ingredients well.
  7. Get out a baking sheet with sides and cover with parchment paper
  8. With a spatula, scrape out the contents of the bowl, onto the baking sheet and slowly spread the mixture over the entire surface of the baking sheet, creating a neat even rectangle.
  9. Bake in oven, uncovered for 15 minutes. After 10 minutes, keep your eye on the roll, to be sure it doesn't burn.
  10. Remove from oven and let the roll cool down.
Grate the gruyere. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Chop the scallions. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Carefully spread the yogurt/cheese mixture, so that the mixture fills the baking sheet in a neat rectangular shape. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
The cheese roll should look like this, just before you bake it. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
In a 350 degree oven, bake the roll for 15 minutes, watching closely after 10 minutes. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

Directions for Filling

1. Put all filling ingredients into a food processor and pulse until all is well combined and smooth enough to spread. When roll is cool, spread the tuna filling over the entire roll. Then roll up.

2. After the tuna roll is tightly rolled up, use the same parchment to wrap the roll in, then keep the wrapped roll in fridge for at least 1 hour. Take out before serving, and cut into pieces.  This appetizer is good cold or warmed up.

Put all filling ingredients into food processor and pulse until you get a smooth filling that will spread easily over the roll with a spatula. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
After cheese roll cools down, scrape all the tuna mixture out of the food processor and onto the roll. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
With a spatula, spread the tuna mixture slowly and evenly over the whole roll. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
After spreading the tuna mixture over the roll, sprinkle the chopped scallions over the surface. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
With your fingertips, slowly curl the cheese roll over and start to roll everything as tightly as you can, until you get to the end. ©Joyce Hays, Target LLC
When you've completely rolled the tuna up, lay it, so that the seam is on the underside of the roll. Next, wrap the roll in the parchment and keep in fridge for 1 hour. Just before serving, cut into pieces. This appetizer is good cold or warmed up. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Finished tuna roll, before cutting into pinwheels. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Cut each piece as thick as you want. My pieces were about 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Figure two pieces per person, unless you're sitting down and serving an appetizer as the first course; then one piece per. For walking around with wine and nibbles, I would make two rolls for 6 people. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
We have served these little yummies, many many times with always the same reaction - “OMG these are So-o good!“ ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Here's another gathering where these delicious pinwheels were the first things to be gobbled up. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
The last time we served these mouth watering appetizers, they looked like this. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
We served Pino Grigio with the tuna pinwheels, as well as an arugula salad with grape tomatoes and dover sole baked with a (new recipe) crusty coating of parmesan, lemon zest, panko, garlic, and freshly chopped dill. YUM! Dessert was a new apple cake recipe. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

Bon Appetit!

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