These Vegan Pinwheels are the ultimate party food appetizers! Loaded with a mock ‘chicken bacon’ cheese-y creamy ranch filling, veggies, seeds. These easy tortilla roll-ups will become your new favourite appetizer recipe. Quick & easy to make, easy to transport. Perfect for picnics, parties, game days and holidays! Serve cold.
If you're wanting vegan pinwheel recipes your going to love these easy vegan tortilla pinwheels! Bet you can’t eat just one..
This is my healthy vegan take on the popular “chicken bacon cheddar ranch” pinwheels with simple ingredients. I used plant based seitan chicken pieces (Tofurky Chick’n ) imitation bacon bits, dairy free cream cheese, my own 5 minute vegan ranch dressing, fresh veggies, seeds and my secret ingredient for that extra crunch- water chestnuts!
All wrapped up in a flour tortilla and sliced into delicious little snack size sandwich bites. You’ll love them! SO GOOD!!
Oh and did I mention the option to add dried cranberries too. The perfect sweet element to round out these tasty appies!
Did I also mention I’m a pinwheel FANATIC! I have made so many varieties over the years: Pizza pinwheels with sun dried tomatoes and olives! mexican pinwheels, salmon or fresh spinach turkey pinwheels,… the list goes on!
Of course I only make meat free dairy free versions now and I’m ok with that I don’t miss the old recipes a bit!
I don’t think you’ll find pinwheels even remotely like this at your local Walmart or Costco but luckily these are simple to make and will please every member if your family! Says Me!😊
I made these twice in July! yah they're yummy!
How to make vegan pinwheels (tortilla roll ups):
First make my 5 minute vegan ranch dressing and chill until needed.
Prep all your veggies and mock chicken. Chop them small. Add to a large mixing bowl along with the ranch dressing and cream cheese. Mix well. Taste for seasonings add salt and pepper if needed.
Spread an even layer of the filling on a flour tortilla. Sprinkle with some sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. Roll up TIGHTLY! (A little will spill out the sides that’s normal) Repeat with remaining 2 tortillas.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill the unsliced rolls in fridge for 1 hour up to 5 hours. Slice into one inch or so pinwheels using a serrated knife. Enjoy! Makes approximately 24-30 pieces, 8-10 per log. For full recipe ingredients and instructions see recipe card below
Frequently asked Questions:
Can Pinwheels be made ahead of time?
You can make the tortilla rolls, cover and refrigerate up to 5 hours ahead of time. Slice before serving I do not recommend making the night before as they will get soggy. The filling itself can be made up to a couple days in advance.
Can they be frozen?
I’m sure there are certain types of pinwheels that can be frozen like the baked variety made with puff pastry but I do not recommend freezing cold pinwheels like this recipe. They will be mushy once defrosted.
These Vegan Pinwheel appetizers are:
awesome for super bowl
full of rainbow veggies
great for lunches!
Enjoy you guys! Happy Day! Please feel free to comment below and give this recipe a rating. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
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- Easy Vegan Cheese Ball
- Vegan Nachos Supreme! (Fully Loaded)
- Best Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce (or Dip) (Gluten Free)
- Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic Hummus – So Creamy!
- Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (Frank’s Red Hot)