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5 Minute Pinwheel Sandwiches: Protein Veggie Wraps

This bright Pinwheel Sandwiches recipe is easy to make with a tortilla in 5 minutes or less! Packed with protein, healthy vegetables, and delicious flavors, they are perfect for healthy lunches and snacks. Or, wrap it up and take it to the park for an easy picnic favorite!

Side closeup view of sliced pinwheel sandwiches with fresh spinach

When lunch rolls around, if you’re like me, you’re searching for something quick, easy, healthy… and if it can be yummy too, all the better!

And when the supply of dinner leftovers runs out, and peanut butter sandwiches have lost their allure, you need more ideas.

Enter… the always simple to make pinwheel sandwiches!

Rainbow Pinwheel Sandwiches

What are they? Pinwheel sandwiches are incredibly easy to make, simple to customize to individual tastes… and healthy.

The texture? These rainbow colored pinwheel sandwiches are crunchy, fresh and almost sweet with carrots and pepper. A treat for lunch, snacks, or even a quick grab-and-go dinner.

Top view of Pinwheel Sandwiches before rolling and wrapping

Pinwheel Sandwiches Ingredient Ideas

Making your own Pinwheel Sandwich is easy and adaptable. Here are a few ideas you might want to include in yours:

Wraps:

  • 8-inch multi-grain wraps or tortillas

Hummus:

Choose a flavorful store-bought hummus or make your own (here are some ideas) with enough for snacking later.

Protein:

  • Deli meat of choice like turkey, ham, pastrami, beef, etc. Or add cheese instead.

Vegetables:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cabbage (like purple cabbage – choose vibrant colors!)
  • Slaw, like coleslaw, broccoli slaw, etc.
  • Peppers
  • Julienned carrots
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Microgreens

Dressing:

Use your favorite dressing for dipping. I love Lighthouse Sweet Onion dressing but creamy ranch or Green goddess is delicious too!

Side view of sliced Rainbow Pinwheel Sandwiches with Sweet Onion Dressing on a wood board for lunch serving.

Making Vegetarian Pinwheel Sandwiches

To make this lunch wrap vegetarian, simply omit the deli meat. 

Sliced Rainbow Pinwheel Sandwiches on a white plate for serving.

How to Wrap a Tortilla

What are Microgreens?

Microgreens are greens that are harvested after the Cotyledon leaves have developed. They are not sprouts or shoots. Chefs often use microgreens to garnish add delicate texture and enhance flavor. Generally harvested later than sprouts, microgreens provide a sweet and even spicy flavor component.  I love to garnish salads, soups… and yes, wraps.

Plus… microgreens are healthy. The USDA recently conducted a study on microgreens and found that microgreens possess “significantly higher nutrient densities than mature leaves. For example, red cabbage microgreens have a 6-fold higher vitamin C concentration than mature red cabbage and 69 times the vitamin K.”

Closeup view of Protein Pinwheel Sandwiches on a wood sandwich board
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Healthy Pinwheel Sandwiches: Protein Veggie Wraps

Yield: 1 wrap
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This bright Pinwheel Sandwiches recipe is easy to make with a tortilla in 5 minutes or less! Packed with protein, healthy vegetables, and delicious flavors, they are perfect for healthy lunches and snacks. Or, wrap it up and take it to the park for an easy picnic favorite!

Ingredients

  • 8-inch multigrain wrap
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1 oz sliced deli meat (turkey, ham, pastrami, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup microgreens
  • Dressing for serving

Instructions

  1. Spread the wrap or tortilla with hummus.
  2. Top with spinach, deli meat, bell pepper, carrots, and microgreens.
  3. Roll up each wrap and slice into 1-inch rounds.
  4. Serve with dressing of choice if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 616mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

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