These DIY Pinwheel Sandwich A crowd favorite! They’re rolled in your choice of wrap with any meat, cheese, and veggies you like, then cut into perfect, bite-sized pinwheels. They are so easy and customizable!
Easy Pinwheel Recipe
I’m always looking for a delicious on-the-go lunch or snack…these pinwheel sandwiches are perfect! They’re quick and easy to make, delicious, and can be customized with a variety of sauces, meats, cheeses, vegetables, and more.
If I don’t have these with me, another way I like to serve it is to put all the ingredients on the table and let the whole family make their own. It’s a crowd pleaser and a great way to get everyone involved in meal preparation.
Make BLT pinwheels with turkey, add mozzarella and basil or pesto to make Caprese pinwheels, or add veggies to them for a vegetarian-lovers pinwheel…the options are endless!
Ingredients for Pinwheel Sandwich
One of the best parts about these pinwheel sandwiches is that they so Can be customized! Choose your favorite wraps, spreads, meats, veggies and toppings to build the pinwheel of your dreams!
This is what you need:
- pack: Choose from gluten-free tortillas, lettuce or kale, flour tortillas or homemade tortillas
- Spread: Try your favorite hummus, pesto, or mustard.If you’re looking for a homemade hummus recipe, check out my classic recipe Hummus Recipe or mine Cauliflower Hummus.
- Meat: Spread over turkey breast, sliced pepperoni, salami, grilled chicken, or cooked and sliced chicken breast.If you’re cooking your own chicken, use my air fryer to quickly put it in How to make air fryer chicken breasts.
- vegetable: Use any combination of chopped lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, avocado, red onions, or cooked eggplant, zucchini, or yellow squash.
- Other plugins: Other delicious additions include cooked and crumbled baconcheese, pickled jalapenos, pickled peppers, black beans, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, you name it.
Looking for a vegetarian version?
Just omit the meat or swap it out for plant-based deli meat.
How to Make a Pinwheel Sandwich
This quick and easy pinwheel recipe comes together in just 20 minutes!
- gather: Place the burrito of your choice on a clean work surface and spoon over 1-2 tablespoons of the spread of your choice. Layer slices of meat as well as vegetables and ingredients.
- roll: Starting with the side closest to you, lift, then roll. Use your fingers to retain the filling as you roll. Before closing the plastic wrap, add a teaspoon of spread to the edge of the plastic wrap. This helps keep it closed.
- Cut and serve: Use a sharp knife to cut wrapper into 1-inch pieces to form pinwheels. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy!
How to roll a perfect pinwheel?
There are a few things you can do to ensure that serving and serving pinwheels is easy and mess-free! Here are some tips for making the perfect pinwheel sandwich:
- Stuff in the filling as you go. As you roll up the pinwheel, use your fingers to make sure all the filling stays in the roll. This makes everything safer.
- Roll as tightly as possible. The tighter the pinwheel, the better it will hold its shape and the filling will stay in better.
- for safety Spread or toothpick. Place a small dollop of your choice of spread on the edge of the plastic wrap before finishing rolling. This helps the tortillas stick to themselves and keeps the pinwheel rolling. If you have trouble doing this, you can use toothpicks to hold the pinwheel in place; be sure to remove the toothpicks before eating!
Why is my windmill soaked?
Pinwheel sandwiches will naturally become a little soggy as they sit. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep them fresh as long as possible.
- Boil vegetables in water. Vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini and yellow squash are high in water.Pre-cooking these vegetables removes excess water forward You add them to the windmill. I recommend grilling them for that delicious smoky flavor!
- Put them in the refrigerator. To keep pinwheels as fresh as possible, store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Pinwheel Sandwich Tips and Do’s and Don’ts
- Cut everything into small slices. The smaller the filling, the easier it will be to roll each pinwheel up! Plus, you get a little something with every bite.
- Don’t overcrowd the pinwheel. You want plenty of filling, but not so much that it all falls out of the pinwheel.
- Use a serrated knife to make the cuts. Serrated knives make it easier to make clean, smooth cuts.
This pinwheel recipe is one of my favorite easy lunch options! It has everything you need in a meal and can be rolled up in any delicious wrap you want.
These pinwheel sandwiches are also a great addition to appetizers. If you’re looking for other quick and easy appetizers to spice up your snack table, here are some ideas:
Can you make the pinwheel a day ahead of time?
completely! You can assemble the pinwheel a day ahead and store it in the refrigerator for easy prep.
Professional preparation tips
For ultimate freshness, wait until ready to serve before slicing the pinwheels.
How to Store Pinwheel Sandwiches
Completely assembled and sliced pinwheels can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
More Easy Lunch Recipes You’ll Love
- 1 Wrapped Gluten-Free Tortillas
- 4 Leaves Lettuce or kale stem shaved
- flour tortillas
- Homemade tortillas
Spread the idea:
- 1/2 cup hummus
- 1/2 cup pesto
- 1/2 cup Dietz & Watson Whole Grain Mustard
- 1 pound Organic turkey breast
- 1 pound Sliced pepperoni
- 1 pound Salami slices
- 1 pound shredded grilled chicken
- Chicken breast slices
- shredded lettuce
- tomato cut into thin slices
- cucumber cut into thin slices
- alfalfa sprouts
- spinach more as needed
- 1 avocado thin slices
- 1 shallots cut into thin slices
- 1 eggplant Cut into rounds and bake
- 1 zucchini or yellow squash Cut into rounds and bake
- bacon cooked
- cheese slice or chop
- Pickled Jalapenos
- Pickled pepper slices
- black beans Drain and rinse
- roasted red peppers slice
- sun dried tomatoes slice
Place your choice of lettuce leaves, kale leaves, or tortillas on a flat surface.
Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of your choice of spread into the center of the burrito.
Add a few slices of meat and/or vegetables in a straight line over the top of the spread, along the stem of the lettuce wrap or the long side of the tortilla.
Lift the side of the tortilla closest to you and roll, using your fingers to make sure no filling falls out. If making lettuce wraps, the stems should span the entire length of the wrap. Place a teaspoon of spread on the edge of the plastic wrap before closing the roll. This will help the package stay together. Roll as tightly as possible for best results.
Using a sharp knife, cut packet into 1-inch pieces.
Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve!
If the pinwheels start to fall apart, you can use toothpicks to help keep them together!