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Tortilla pinwheels with buffalo hummus

It doesn't get easier than tortilla pinwheels! They are a tasty & convenient appetizer option for graduation parties, picnics, roadtrip snack, and lunches. They are filled with buffalo hummus & crisp vegetables.
This recipe makes 16 pinwheels for appetizers. Or it can serve 4 people for lunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: easy, no oven, party food
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson


  • 3/4 cup buffalo hummus
  • 4 tortillas*
  • Splashes Frank's red hot sauce to taste (Or your preferred hot sauce)
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or chives


  • Spread a layer of buffalo hummus onto each tortilla. (I use about 3 Tablespoons per tortilla, but amounts will vary depending upon the size of the tortilla.) The tortillas will seal the best if you spread the hummus all the way to the edges.
  • Add 3 or 4 splashes of hot sauce onto each tortilla.
  • Now it's time to add the vegetable toppings. For easiest rolling, leave about an inch gap around the perimeter of the tortilla (i.e. don't put your fillings all the way out to the edge.) Sprinkle about a quarter cup romaine lettuce, two Tablespoons shredded carrots, and a Tablespoon cilantro or chives onto each tortilla. (Don't worry too much about the amounts being exact, but be wary of overfilling. If they are too full, they are harder to roll & prone to breakage.)
  • Roll the tortillas as tightly as you can.** Use a serrated knife to evenly cut the tortillas into pinwheels, roughly 2 inches in length. Move onto serving platter.


*I used 8-inch sized whole wheat tortillas from Trader Joe's. If you're using larger tortillas, you may need larger amounts of the fillings. For a gluten-free option, use gluten free tortillas.
**If you plan to serve the pinwheels later, I recommend waiting to cut into them. You don't want the fillings to get dried out. Wrap the individual tortilla roll-ups in plastic wrap, and cut them just before serving.
If your tortillas are on the dry side, warm them in a dry skillet or quickly in the microwave to make them more pliable before rolling.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.6mg