One savory flavor combination I love more than ANYTHING else is Greek or Garlic flavoring. There is something about that combination of feta, olives, olive oil, fresh herbs, and garlic that just makes my mouth water. It’s a sure fire thing that any dish with the words “Greek” or “garlic” in the name is sure to get my attention. Because of the upcoming holidays and parties and New Year’s Eve, I wanted to take my love for all things Greek and Garlic to the next level with these delicious Greek Olive Garlic Crescent Rollups. These little babies are packed with flavor and have all my favorite aspects of savory deliciousness in them. I like to really kick up the flavor scale using Better Than Bouillon Roasted Garlic Base on the dough first and then adding all the other layers of flavor. Let’s jump into how to make these easy appetizers…
I first start with using my Better Than Bouillon, which is a paste concentrate equivalent to a bouillon cube or broth. Better Than Bouillon comes in a variety of bases that I like to use to take my meals to the next level. They add great flavor to my dishes from appetizers to the main course. I personally love that having Better Than Bouillon on hand gives me the flexibility to add flavor to a dish without always having to have large bottle or cans of broth at my disposal. Just take a teaspoon of Better Than Bouillon and mix it into 8 oz of boiling water and VOILA…you have broth!!
Better Than Bouillon comes in eight delicious flavors…my personal favorites are the Roasted Beef Base, the Roasted Garlic Base, and the Seasoned Vegetable Base. For this post, we will be using my favorite…the Roasted Garlic Base.
Garlic Crescent Rollups
I used a silicone pastry brush to gently brush a small amount of Better Than Bouillon Roasted Garlic Base directly onto my crescent rolls. Because this is a base, a little goes a long way…so be conservative with this appetizer (it’ll be hard because it smells so amazing!).
You can see that unlike the “competitors” these aren’t some dry, hard cubes of flavoring…this is a thick, soft base that has loads of flavor and a great texture. So I roll out my crescent rolls and add a thin layer of the Roasted Garlic Base, then preheat my oven according to the directions on the package and get started making my filling.
For this I use kalamata and green olives, feta cheese, cream cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and a little addition of Garlic Better Than Bouillon to the mix. I put it into a food processor and mix well until it forms a paste. Once done, I add the mixture onto my crescent roll and then roll it up long ways and slice into small bites for the crescent wheels to bake into bite size appetizers.
Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, then pull out and let cool. I like to place on a platter with some fresh olives, hummus and olive oil, sweet peppers, fresh feta, and create a delicious little Greek Charcuterie Board of appetizers.
Sprinkle with a little parsley and some feta cheese and you have an easy and delicious appetizer idea that’s full of flavor for the holidays!!
I just love how simple these were to make and how much flavor they packed into a small bite!! Enjoy this easy appetizer recipe and print out the full instructions below.
Greek Olive Crescent Rollups
- 1 package crescent rolls
- 1 tsp Roasted Garlic Better Than Bouillon
- 1/2 bar cream cheese
- 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata Olives
- 1/3 cup green olives
- 1/3 cup feta cheese
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the crescent roll package.
Unroll crescent roll and spread a thin layer of Roasted Garlic Better Than Bouillon base onto the dough with a pastry brush.
Mix together cream cheese, feta cheese, olives, olive oil, and lemon juice and put in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Spread olive mixture onto the crescent roll dough evenly.
Roll up the dough length wise and then slice into small pinwheels to create the crescent appetizers.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Serve warm with fresh olives, hummus, feta cheese, peppers, etc.