How to Make a Pinwheel Wrap

Updated February 21, 2017

The pinwheel wrap gets its name because the finished product looks like a colourful pinwheel. Pinwheel wraps can be a quick and easy appetizer for a dinner party or potluck. They can also be made as an alternative to the traditional sandwich. Create your own wrap with ingredients that you may have in your house. While there are several recipes for the fillings of pinwheel wraps, there is only one basic technique for rolling and cutting one.

Lay a tortilla flat onto a flat surface like a cutting board. Or, cut the crusts off your favourite bread and

flatten it out with a rolling pin to about the width of a tortilla.

Spread a type of soft mixture into the tortilla. The mixture can be up to you but can range from plain butter to an egg salad mixture or a mayonnaise-based spread.

Layer fillings on top of the spread. These fillings need to be small and flat, like any type of lettuce,

julienne vegetables and thinly sliced meat. You want everything on the tortilla to be in one thin layer. The thicker you make the filling, the harder it will be to roll.

Start with one end of the tortilla and roll it into itself as tightly as you can make it like a Swiss roll.

Continue until the entire tortilla has been rolled like a log.

Wrap the log in cling film and place it into the refrigerator, seam side down. Refrigerate your log for a few hours.

Unwrap the log from the cling film and cut slices width-wise to create pinwheels. Set the pinwheels flat onto a serving tray and serve immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Tortilla or flattened bread
  • Rolling pin
  • Soft spread
  • Fillings
  • Cling film
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Christina Martinez has been writing professionally since 2007. She's been published in the California State University at Fullerton newspaper, "The Daily Titan." Her writing has also appeared in "Orange County's Best" magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and print journalism from California State University.