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This week, i discovered a blog called Spache the Spatula. With beautiful photography and delicious-looking and -sounding recipes, I knew my pick would not disappoint. And it did not! A simple recipe, but full of flavor, an appetizer called Spanish Varillas caught my eye. With great ingredients like Prosciutto di Parma and goat cheese and arugula, how could it be anything but great? A simple goat cheese mixture is spread over the prosciutto, layered with arugula and wrapped around a crispy breadstick, and cocktail hour is complete. Absolutely delicious! Thank you, Rachael!
-crispy bread sticks (you could get flavored ones if you want but I just stuck with the traditional; also, I could only find grissini, the very thin breadsticks - so I used 2 per 'roll')
-goat's milk cream cheese (I couldn't find this but did find a creamy goat cheese - I used about 1/2 cup)
-sun-dried tomatoes (I used three), minced
-pinch of freshly ground pepper
-pinch of sea salt
-baby arugula (I used a mixture of baby arugula and baby spinach)
Mix together the chives, pepper, sea salt, sun-dried tomato, and cream cheese in a small bowl. Spread the cream cheese mixture over one side of a slice of prosciutto and add the arugula on top of that. Carefully roll the prosciutto around a bread stick. Repeat for as many as your heart desires.
Serve with leftover cream cheese mixture to dip!