I hate potlucks! I hate potlucks, buffets and generally any situation where there is an open, exposed abundance of crap food. As a vegetarian, I head straight for the wine, and eventually pick at chips and salsa when desperate. So, when my husband told me his boss was having a potluck this weekend, I knew that I was either making something for me to eat or going hungry.
When I was a kid my mom used to make pinwheels filled with deli meat and cream cheese. It was her go-to potluck contribution. They sound disgusting now, but they were always a hit.
I was reminded of these pinwheels when I turned to Pinterest for potluck inspiration. Pinwheels were everywhere! The Rainbow Pinwheels, by blogger Dinner at Zoo caught my eye, but I wanted to make a healthier, vegan version of this popular party finger food. So, with a few easy ingredient swaps the Vegan Pinwheels were created. I swapped out the deli meat for veggies and the cream cheese for hummus. I also chose a spinach tortilla wrap over the traditional white flour tortilla.
No rules in terms of ingredients with this dish. Choose your favorite greens and veggies. I picked red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, spinach and avocado. I also cheated and purchased a package of already shredded coleslaw, but I think next time I would swap out the coleslaw for kale.
Construction was easy. Simply spread the hummus on the tortilla, top with veggies and roll. Once assembled I cut the wrap into 2″ pinwheels. One wrap yields 3 pinwheels.
Yields 24 Pinwheels
- 8 large spinach tortilla wraps
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 carrot
- 5 oz container baby spinach
- Cilantro Lime Hummus (or flavor of your choice)
- Cabbage or Kale
- Salt and Pepper to taste
I had tortillas and peppers left over, so today I made veggie hummus wraps for lunch. Same concept, but I added tomato, cucumber and provolone cheese. I grilled the wrap in the sandwich press for a few minutes before serving. So, good!!
We had a great time at the potluck yesterday, and the Vegan Pinwheels were enjoyed by all, even the carnivores.