Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Vegetarian Pinwheel recipe
What is a Vegetarian Pinwheel Sandwich?
Vegetarian Pinwheel sandwiches are small sandwiches that are curled up into a roll. We like pinwheel sandwiches because they are very versatile. The ingredients are well installed and so it is a great thing to bring to the park, sports game, on-the-go dinners in the car, and in the lunch box.
How to Make Perfect Vegetarian Pinwheels?
- The biggest trick is to spread your filling to the edges. This will serve as a “glue” when you start rolling tortillas. The ends will not begin to unfold because the sticky cream cheese seals the edge.
- My second tip is to use a serrated knife to cut the rollers! This means that the knife has small ripples on the blade that help to cut the roll as you pull back and forth on your way down. Think about it like cutting a tree with a saw!
- You would not just whack it with the knife, you’d go back and forth until it cut through! This helps you to not squish your roll and squeeze out all the filling. You will get perfect circles!
- My last tip is that when you cut, place the seam side directly on your cutting board. This will help the roller not collapse and the extra pressure on the seam will help seal it!
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels
We wanted to do something out of the box, Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Vegetarian Pinwheels. They’re vegan friendly but still as tasty as all of our other pinwheels!
These snack rolls are the perfect thing to make for parties because there’s no cooking included and they come together in minutes.
They can be just a snack if you take one roll or a full meal if you eat a few because there are protein, veggies, and fruit! That’s right, we snuck some spinach into this!
Originally, this recipe was a vegetarian calzone. But, friends, it’s so hot that you can’t run the oven now.
Very simple, heat-free summer appetizers!
This recipe is simple, requiring only 8 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! Just stir in the ingredients and spread them in tortilla bread, roll, and slice!
Sun-dried tomatoes are paired with fresh basil, while fresh garlic and vegan parmesan cheese pack a serious punch to the base of the vegan cream cheese. A little spinach intensifies the green hue while increasing the nutritional content. Oh, dreamy.
So what do they taste like? Flavor bombs. they:
Rich in sun-dried tomatoes
And seriously satisfying.
+ that color? How can you go wrong?
Do you ask? Where would one bring these pinwheels to? Answer: ALL the summer parties. I brought these along to a BBQ recently and they were gobbled up in 15 minutes flat! I’d say they’re a crowd-pleaser among vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Amazing, flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels that combine in 15 minutes with 8 ingredients. The perfect crowd-satisfying, summer appetizer.
PREP TIME15 minutes
TOTAL TIME15 minutes
Servings 20 (pinwheels)
CuisineItalian-Inspired, Latin-Inspired, Vegan
What is inside the vegetarian pinwheels?
US Customary – Metric
8 ounces vegan cream cheese (I love Trader Joe’s brand)
1/2 cup lightly packed sun-dried tomatoes (dry, not in oil // chopped // plus more for topping)
1/4 cup lightly packed frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry* // optional)
2 large cloves garlic, minced (2 cloves yield ~2 Tbsp or 12 g)
1/4 cup vegan parmesan cheese (plus more for serving)
1 pinch each sea salt and black pepper
2 large flour tortillas (ensure vegan friendliness on the package)
24 fresh basil leaves (divided)
- Add vegetable cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, spinach, vegan parmesan cheese, pepper, and salt to a mixing bowl and mix well until combined.
- Divide the filling between 2 flour tortillas and spread it into an even layer all the way to the edge. Top each with half of the fresh basil leaves, leaving one edge bare so the tortilla can stick to itself. Press the basil down slightly to adhere.
- Tightly Turn up tortillas from one end to another, beginning from the end with basil all the way to the edge, working toward the slightly bare end.
- Once it is wrapped, gently press to compact everything and place the seam side down to slice.
- Use an elderly knife to gently cut the tortillas into 1/2-inch slices. Between 2 tortilla, you must have a total of 20-22 vegetarian pinwheel (the amount as written in the original recipe / set in case the batch is resized).
- Place the vegetarian pinwheel on a serving platter and serve immediately, or leave in the fridge for up to 24 hours covered in the fridge. Keep leftovers well in the fridge, covered, for 2-3 days, although they are best when fresh.
* To prepare frozen spinach, melt completely and transfer to a thin clean towel. Hold the sink and press firmly to drain all the water. Use as instructed.*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
Nutrition (1 of 20 servings)
Serving: 1 pinwheel calories: 48Carbohydrates: 2.3 g Protein: 1 g Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 1.8 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 61 mg If you try this recipe, we’d love to know what you think! Leave a comment and its values – it’s very useful for us (to constantly improve our recipes) and for other readers (to see why you like them).
The Benefits of Sun-Dried Tomatoes, And Ways to Include Them Into Any Meal
we share the top benefits of sun-dried tomatoes & how to cook with them in morning.
There’s something about tomatoes and goat cheese that fits perfectly. For a fresh and delicious breakfast, the omelet made of goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes will surely get your right foot in the morning.
BENEFITS OF SUN DRIED TOMATOES
Incorporating sun-dried tomatoes into any meal is a bright way to stay healthy! These little gems are filled with nutrients and antioxidants (including lycopene) that are event thought to decrease the risk of certain cancers, neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation. They are also full of vitamins C (which supports the immune system) and K, as well as iron. Ready to eat directly out of the bag, they are an easy (and savory) way for an individual to meet his daily dietary rations. They also act as a great source of fiber and contribute to heart health. So eat up & enjoy it!