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Veggie Pinwheels – Easy Vegetarian Appetizer

Veggie pinwheels are the perfect snack, lunch, or appetizer recipe. Vegetarian pinwheels with hummus are loaded with flavor and texture too!

You might have tried our other pinwheel recipes like Recipe For Taco Pinwheels or Festive Cream Cheese Pinwheels but these are even better because they're a vegetarian pinwheel option!

There's nothing to it. You can create the perfect lunch, snack, or appetizer with just a handful of simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep.

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What do I need to make vegetable pinwheels?

I've shared some of my other pinwheel recipes in the past but a lot of them are not veggie based. Today, we're making vegetable pinwheels that everyone can enjoy!

To make these vegetarian pinwheel snacks you will need just five easy to grab ingredients. We will use spinach wraps, hummus, cabbage, red pepper, and carrots.

There's nothing super fancy or complicated going on here, this recipe for veggie pinwheels is simple, straightforward, and makes a great snack, appetizer, or holiday grazing table addition. Once you see how easy they are to make you'll never want to try anything else.

Featured image showing the finished veggie pinwheels on a platter ready to serve

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe will make between 24 and 30 slices depending on how large you cut your slices. That's about 8-10 servings of 3 pieces each.

You can make the servings as large or a small as you want or need to but that's how we usually calculate them for nutrition facts, planning, etc.

You can see more about all of that in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. You can find helpful shopping links, nutrition estimates, step by step instructions and more!

top down view of the finished and sliced veggie pinwheels ready to eat

Can I use something in place of the veggie pinwheels with hummus?

You can absolutely substitute something else in for the hummus if you don't have it on hand or just don't like the flavor. I'd suggest if you are looking for a homemade option you give this white bean dip a try.

It's a great substitute for hummus because it has a similar texture and the taste is a little more mild. It's really easy to make as well which makes it a nice alternative to store bought products without adding a lot of work for you!

ingredients needed to make veggie pinwheels

How to make veggie pinwheels with hummus:

This is truly a simple recipe. You can easily scale it up or down to suit your needs as well. If you have kids who like to make their own lunches or snacks this is a great recipe to teach them! No cooking required and if you have all the ingredients prepped ahead of time they can toss them together even during the busiest of seasons!

Prepare your vegetables. Chop the cabbage into thin strips. Dice the red pepper. Peel and shred the carrots.

tray of prepped veggies

Lay out the spinach wrap on a plate or platter, and spread 2 heaping tablespoons of hummus on each of them.

spreading pita with hummus

Top each wrap evenly with ½ cup of shredded cabbage, ¼ of the shredded carrots, and ¼ of the diced bell pepper.

veggies being added to wrap with hummus
peppers being added
adding on the veggies

Start from one end, and roll the wrap tightly, until you meet the other end. 

tightly rolling the veggie pinwheels before cutting

Set on a baking sheet, and chill for 2 hours.

chilled rolls ready to be cut

Remove from the refrigerator, and cut off the end of each rolled wrap, then cut into 1-2 inch sections, discarding both of the ends, or snacking while you prepare them.

cut pinwheels ready to serve

Set pinwheels flat on a platter, and gently form into a circle.

close up view of the finished treat ready to eat

Chill until ready to serve.

another pin showing finished hummus pinwheels

Looking for more delicious pinwheel recipes to try?

Pinwheel recipes like these vegetarian pinwheels are a favorite in our house for a couple of reasons. One, they're easy to make and easy to eat. They don't require much in the way of preparation or planning and they're portable, pop-able, delicious snacks.

Another reason we love to make pinwheel recipes is the serving aspect. If I need a quick appetizer that is satisfying and looks great on a plate these are my go-to recipes.

Try out some of these other pinwheel recipes and see for yourself how much variety you can have with such a simple process!

a platter of finished pinwheels ready to eat

Printable Veggie Pinwheels Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Veggie Pinwheels

Featured image showing the finished veggie pinwheels on a platter ready to serve

Veggie pinwheels are the perfect snack, lunch, or appetizer recipe. Vegetarian pinwheels with hummus are loaded with flavor and texture too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 spinach wraps
  • 10 oz container of hummus
  • 2 cups cabbage, cut into strips
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, shredded

Instructions

  1. Prepare your vegetables.
  2. Chop the cabbage into thin strips. Dice the red pepper. Peel and shred the carrots.
  3. Lay out the spinach wrap on a plate or platter, and spread 2 heaping tablespoons of hummus on each of them.
  4. Top each wrap evenly with ½ cup of shredded cabbage, ¼ of the shredded carrots, and ¼ of the diced bell pepper.
  5. Start from one end, and roll the wrap tightly, until you meet the other end. Set on a baking sheet, and chill for 2 hours.
  6. Remove from the refrigerator, and cut off the end of each rolled wrap, then cut into 1-2 inch sections, discarding both of the ends, or snacking while you prepare them.Set pinwheels flat on a platter, and gently form into a circle.
  7. Chill until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
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