Sandwich Pinwheels | Vegan

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Dive into a flavor fiesta with these vegan sandwich pinwheels! Bursting with a lively mix of crisp veggies and scrumptious plant-based spreads, each bite is a party for your taste buds. Packed with nutrient goodness, these guilt-free delights are a playful blend of wholesomeness and irresistible taste, making them the ultimate choice for a healthy and delightful snack.

cutting board with garden pinwheels all over it

These bite-sized colorful Sandwich Pinwheels make terrific little appetizers or a quick tasty lunch, and they are very kid-friendly! They are super easy to make by simply rolling all the ingredients up and slicing. These make a great lunch or finger food. And, they are perfect for entertaining, just like these 20 Healthy Vegan Party Food Ideas.

You’ll love these vegan sandwich pinwheels because they’re…

  • Simple to make
  • Veggie-packed
  • Loaded with wholesome ingredients
  • Bursting with flavor
  • Kid-friendly
  • Perfect for an appetizer or light lunch
  • Delicious
white serving tray with hummus in center and sandwich pinwheels surrounding it

How to make sandwich pinwheels

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

This vegan pinwheel recipe is actually fun to make, and you will need to begin by making the spread you want to use on them. These are the spreads that I like to choose from.

Spread dip options:

tortilla smeared with hummus on cutting board

Spread your choice of dip on a whole grain tortilla, making sure that it reaches the top and bottom well.

Use a nice thick layer of hummus or dip before adding the veggies. This gives them a nice pop of flavor.

veggie sandwich pinwheels on cutting board

Next, you’re going to add the veggies. Some of the veggies we use regularly are shredded broccoli slaw, grated carrots, fresh green leaves, bean sprouts, red bell pepper, and or other colored bell peppers.

veggies in tortilla topped with hummus on cutting board

Carefully begin to roll up the veggie-loaded tortilla. Continue to the final edge of the tortilla, and hold it firmly with your hand for just a minute or so to help it form up.

sandwich pinwheel being rolled up by hand

Once it is rolled up completely, use a knife to slice the tortilla into pinwheels. They usually make around 5-6 sections per roll.

NOTE: I have found that a serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion cuts these well without squishing them out of shape.

slices of sandwich pinwheels on cutting board with knife

Light lunch or appetizer, these Sandwich Pinwheels are bite-sized deliciousness that’s loaded with crunchy veggies and creamy hummus. Even kids love them!

Recipe is adapted from one in Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, The Cancer Survivor’s Guide called Veggies in a Blanket.

*Originally published December 26, 2015.

Your Sandwich Pinwheel Questions Answered:

  • Q: Where can I find oil-free tortillas? My understanding is that Trader Joe’s almond flour tortillas are oil-free. The ingredients listed are almond flour, tapioca starch, water, organic apple cider vinegar, natural flavor, salt, and xanthan gum. As a matter of fact, they have 140+ vegan oil-free products. This is a great recipe to make your own oil-free tortillas.
  • Q: Are pinwheel sandwiches hot or cold? Different types can be made either hot or cold. This recipe is the cold version.
  • Q: Can pinwheel sandwiches be made the night before? Yes, they can! When storing these pinwheels or taking them to a gathering, they keep best when a damp paper towel is included in an airtight storage container. It helps keep them from drying out.
  • Q: How long do they last? They should last for about 1-3 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
white serving tray with hummus in center and sandwich pinwheels surrounding it

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Vegan Sandwich Pinwheels

These bite-sized colorful sandwich pinwheels make terrific little appetizers or a quick tasty lunch, and they are very kid-friendly!
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 

Garden Pinwheels

  • 1 cup hummus or bean dip store bought is fine, recipe below (other options above)
  • 8 whole grain tortillas
  • 1.5 cups grated carrots
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 1 bell pepper thinly sliced, red, yellow, orange, green
  • bean sprouts optional

Hummus

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1.5 cups chickpeas if using canned, drain and rinse
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • water or veggie broth enough to blend

Instructions

Pinwheels

  • Begin by making the spread you want to use. I have included a basic garlic hummus below. More hummus and spread options are linked above.
  • Spread your choice of dip on a whole grain tortilla, making sure that it reaches the top and bottom well. Use a nice thick layer of hummus or dip before adding the veggies. This gives them a nice pop of flavor.
  • Next, you're going to add the veggies. Some of the veggies we use regularly are shredded broccoli slaw, grated carrots, fresh green leaves, bean sprouts, red bell pepper, and or other colored bell peppers.
  • Carefully begin to roll up the veggie-loaded tortilla. Continue to the final edge of the tortilla.
  • Once it is rolled up completely, use a knife to slice the tortilla into pinwheels. They usually make around 5-6 sections per roll.
  • I have found that a serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion cuts these well, without squishing them out of shape.

Hummus

  • 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.

Video

Notes

Your Sandwich Pinwheel Questions Answered:
  • Q: Where can I find oil-free tortillas? If you would like to make your own oil-free tortillas, this is an easy recipe. Engine 2 and Ezekiel also have no-oil brands. There may be more, but those are the 2 I’m aware of.
  • Q: Are pinwheel sandwiches hot or cold? Different types can be made either hot or cold. This is the cold version.
  • Q: Can pinwheel sandwiches be made the night before? Yes, they can! When storing these pinwheels or taking them to a gathering, they keep best when a damp paper towel is included in an airtight storage container. It helps keep them from drying out.
  • Q: How long do they last? They should last for about 1-3 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.1g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 4.8g

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