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Tempting Pinwheels Quick and Easy~~~a Healthy Dish to Serve Anytime

Updated on May 15, 2019
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For a light, flavorful treat to serve in the afternoon when it is just too hot to even think of eating a hot meal, give these a try.

You can make them to suit the food preferences of your family. NO hard and fast rules...choose what you like, roll, cut and serve.

They are a hit every single time.

Wraps are a popular food that can be served in so many ways.

Often they are served filled with flavorful, tasty fillings which come together to create a tantalizing treat for your taste buds.

Cutting wraps into bite-size pinwheels is an elegant way to serve up a bite of heavenly flavor.

If you have not yet made these, add them to your planning in the coming weeks. You will be pleasantly surprised at how easily they come together and how appreciated they are.

Tagged as Healthy

Yes there is fat and there is sodium in these.

But if eaten in moderation, (as we should do with all foods), we gain the healthful benefit from them.


A Quick Dish to Prepare for Your Family and Friends

For our weekly card game, four ladies prepare a simple, light appetizer.

For this week's treat, I thought of Rebecca's pinwheels....quick and delicious.

And since we eat with our eyes first, they make a tempting display on the sideboard.

My pinwheels are a variation on her pinwheels and they came out so well. The serving dish was empty in no time.

Thank you again, Rebecca.


When we hear the word 'wrap' (with the 'w') often the thought of a gift comes to mind.

And that is as it should be for this little dish.

A wrap is used to hold a tasty little gift of food for your loved ones

5 stars from 6 ratings of Tempting Pinwheels...quick and easy

Cook Time

Yields: Varies...one large tortilla yields about 10

What Other Ingredients Work Well ?

The really lovely part about this dish is that you can add almost anything to them and they will be a popular treat.

A suggestion is this:

If you plan to use tomatoes, slice very thin and serve the wraps immediately.

Try:

  • cucumbers
  • spinach
  • peppers: green, yellow, red, orange, banana (you choose)
  • arugula
  • bean sprouts
  • thinly sliced cabbage
  • chicken, pork, fish or other meats

Whatever vegetables or meats you enjoy, pretty much will work.

You can also slather hummus on the tortilla before adding ingredients or a sun dried tomato mixture also works well.

The video shows another option as well.

Let your creativity and tastebuds be your guide.


Meats and Cheeses Ready to Go on Wrap

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Ingredients

  • 1 package (large) spinach tortillas
  • 1 package (large) sundried tomato and basil tortillas
  • 4 slices thinly-sliced lean ham
  • 4 slices thinly sliced roast turkey
  • 3 slices thinly sliced Gouda cheese
  • 3 slices thinly sliced baby Swiss cheese
  • 3 slices thinly sliced Colby Jack cheese
  • small amount extra virgin olive oil

Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Tortillas

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Tortilla with EVOO Drizzled Over All

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Instructions

  1. Remove wrap from package. Drizzle with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Assemble: Place ham on the tortilla so it is covered by the meat.
  3. Top with one layer of cheese.
  4. Add turkey, placing on the cheese as you did the ham.
  5. Place the remaining cheese slices on top of the turkey as you have done previously.
  6. Wrap. Begin at the far outer edge; roll tightly, tucking tortilla and contents under as you move along.
  7. After you have filled the wrap, slice off the two 'ragged ends' and enjoy...you earned a treat.
  8. Slice about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in width.
  9. Place on a serving dish. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap. Store in your refrigerator till time to serve.
  10. These are delicious with no added dressing at all. But you can put a dab of a favorite topping on if you wish. They are divine with homemade hummus.

Layer One...Base Layer of Meat

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Layer Two....Cheeses Arranged Over Sliced Meat

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Cheese Over Second Layer of Meat

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Wrap Ready to Slice

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Your Little Treat ...NO Waste in this Recipe

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Nutrition Information is Approximate

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 pinwheel
Calories 200
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Carbohydrates 21 g7%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 45 mg15%
Sodium 400 mg17%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Wrap One...Transformed into Pinwheels

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Wraps are Not NEW

The tortilla now used (often interchangeably) with 'wrap' date back to 10,000 years before Christ. And I am not sure I know how that is known...perhaps some tiny little drawings in a cave revealed that.

The Aztecs used this as their main source of food in the 1500s.

The tortilla was made from ground corn that was made into masa which is corn dough.

As time has passed, this food has become a frequent food on tables across the United States as well.

See Lovely People, their Techniques, Their Tools: A Collection of Short Videos Showing Some Prep and Cooking Over an Open Fire and More...Intriguing

Take Time to Watch This...It is Well Worth Your Time--Some Captioning is Provided but the Message is Very Clear

Ready to Munch on or Store in Refrigerator

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