Three vegetable pinwheels on a small white plate.
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Vegan Pinwheels

Savoury veggie pinwheels filled with a rainbow of fresh vegetables and a delicious, easy to make spread. Serve these vegetable pinwheels as vegan appetizers at your next get-together, or enjoy as snacks or lunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: easy vegan pinwheels, recipe for vegan pinwheels, veggie pinwheels, veggie tortilla pinwheels
Servings: 14
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Gwen Leron


  • 2 large tortillas (gluten-free, if needed)

Chickpea Spread:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (one 15oz / 398ml can, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, finely chopped (red onion can also be used)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise (see above or below for how to make without mayo)


  • 1/2 red bell pepper washed, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot peeled, washed, and thinly sliced
  • 1 handful fresh baby spinach


Make Chickpea Spread:

  • Add chickpeas to a large bowl and mash using a fork or a potato masher. See picture above.
  • Add green onions, parsley, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and mayonnaise to the bowl and mix well.

Assemble Pinwheels:

  • Spread half of the chickpea mixture onto 1 tortilla, spreading right to the edges.
  • Place the red pepper, carrots, and spinach in 3 rows on top of the chickpea spread, as shown above.
  • Roll the tortilla tightly and with seam side down, slice into 7 pinwheels.
  • Repeat with remaining tortilla, chickpea spread, and vegetables.


  • Please read all of the helpful info and FAQ above to ensure recipe success.
  • I use no salt canned chickpeas but you can make this recipe with chickpeas you cooked from dry. After they have cooked, simply measure out the 1 1/2 cups needed.
  • Be sure that your tortillas are fresh and pliable or they will break when rolling. If your tortillas are a little stiff, you can soften them by warming up for a few seconds in the microwave.
  • To make this recipe without mayo, simply mash a medium avocado with a fork, so no chunks remain, and use it in place of the mayonnaise.
  • Nutrition info is based on 1 pinwheel, made as written, and only to be used as a rough guide. Click to learn how nutrition info is calculated on this website.


Serving: 1pinwheel | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.3g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 2.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 1.6g | Vitamin A: 1073.97IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 17.8mg | Iron: 0.8mg