How to make pinwheel mini sandwiches

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How to make pinwheel mini sandwiches
Fill a tortilla with your choice of meat, cheese and vegetables. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Pinwheel mini sandwiches are made with a wrap filled with your favourite ingredients and then cut into slices. They are great for occasions such as special-event catering and birthday parties. You can make this type of sandwich with any ingredients you like, which means it can be a low-fat and healthy snack or lunch to eat at home or bring with you to work or school.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Tortillas or sliced bread
  • Spread
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Vegetables
  • Cling film

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  1. 1

    Choose what kind of wrap you want to use. Flour tortillas work well; find them available in original, whole wheat, low-fat, low-carb, spinach and tomato versions. Choose burrito size tortillas for larger sandwiches and soft taco size for smaller sandwiches. You can also use sliced bread as a small wrap by cutting off the crusts.

  2. 2

    Choose a spread that complements your wrap flavour and other ingredients for the pinwheel sandwiches. The spread is an important component, as it holds the sandwich together. Common spreads include cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard and dressing.

  3. 3

    Choose your sandwich ingredients, such as lunch meat, sliced vegetables and sliced or shredded cheese.

  4. 4

    Assemble the pinwheel sandwiches by laying your wrap flat and layering it first with the spread, and then the meat, the cheese and the vegetables. Start at one end and roll it up tightly, placing more spread on the sandwich at the end of the roll to "glue" it together. Wrap the roll in cling film or place toothpicks through it to keep it together. Refrigerate the roll for two hours.

  5. 5

    Remove the cling film or toothpicks. Slice the roll into 1-inch to 2-inch pinwheel sandwiches. Serve immediately or refrigerate them until they are ready to serve.

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