If you’re looking for a quick lunch or appetizer, this recipe for Veggies in a Blanket from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine will do the trick.
This is a recipe that we make in the Food for Life Cancer Project classes that I teach at cancer centers in Western NC and Upstate SC, and they are always a big hit with patients.
It’s actually fun to make, and you get a total of three no-cook recipes in one! Some of the veggie we use in class are shredded broccoli slaw, grated carrots, fresh spinach leaves, bean sprouts, red bell pepper, and or other colored bell peppers.
Next, carefully roll and slice into pinwheels.
These bite-sized colorful veggie pinwheels make terrific little appetizers or a quick tasty lunch, and they are very kid friendly!
If you would like to make your own oil-free tortillas, this is an easy recipe.
Recipe from Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, The Cancer Survivor’s Guide.
Other Great Recipes that Require No Cooking:
- 1 cup hummus or bean dip store bought is fine, but recipes I like below
- 8 whole grain tortillas recipe link below
- 4 carrots, shredded or purchase already shredded
- 8 lettuce leaves
- 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced red, yellow, orange, green
- bean sprouts optional
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1-1/2 cups chickpeas if using canned, drain and rinse
- 1 Tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp sea salt
- water or veggie broth enough to blend
Spread hummus or bean dip thinly on tortillas. Recipe for hummus below, as well as a link to a terrific easy Black Bean Dip.
Add lettuce leaf, pepper slices, shredded carrots, and bean sprouts.
Carefully begin to roll up.
Continue to the final edge of tortilla.
Use a knife to slice tortilla into pinwheels, usually 5 per roll. NOTE: I have found that a serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion cuts these well, without squishing them out of shape.
Arrange on a plate and serve.
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor with just enough water or veggie broth to achieve your desired texture. Blend until smooth, or leave a little chunky. Terrific as a spread or veggie dip.