Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels


Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels are perfect for picnics, potlucks, road trips or snacking at home! No cooking or baking, just a delicious sandwich in 5 minutes! Make these for yourself or for kids’ lunches.

Three tips for making the perfect pinwheels:

  1. The biggest trick is to spread your filling all the way to the edges. This will help as a “glue” when you start to roll the tortillas.  The ends won’t start to unroll because the sticky cream cheese seals the edge.
  2. My second tip is to use a serrated knife to cut the rolls! This means that the knife has little ripples on the blade that help to cut the roll as you pull back and forth on your way down. Think of it like cutting a tree with a saw! You wouldn’t just whack it with a knife, you would go back and forth until it cut through!  This helps you to not squish your roll and press out all the filling. You’ll get perfect circles!
  3. My last tip is that when you’re cutting, place the seam-side directly onto your cutting board.  This will help the roll not fall apart and the added pressure to the seam with help to seal it!


  • 1/2 cup – sun-dried tomatoes
  • 8 ounce – cream cheese (use vegan options if dairy-free)
  • 1/4 cup – spinach
  • 2 clove – garlic
  • 1/4 ounce – Parmesan cheese (if the cheese is not an option use nutritional yeast which is not only a great source of B vitamins but also has a cheesy flavor. Sprinkle it on top of the cream cheese)
  • 0.18 teaspoon – salt
  • 2 medium – tortilla, whole wheat
  • 15 leaves – basil, fresh


  1. Dice the sun-dried tomatoes. Add to a bowl with the softened cream cheese, chopped spinach, minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, and salt. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  2. Spread filling on tortillas (you can use a third if needed). Try to spread the filling all the way to the edge of the tortillas.
  3. Top with fresh basil leaves and then roll up tightly.
  4. Use a serrated knife to slice each roll into 1-inch pieces. Cut the roll seam side down to help the pinwheels stay together.  Enjoy!


Recipe source: Super Healthy Kids