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Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels are the perfect appetizer for summertime parties and they even make for a fun lunch or snack idea. These crowd pleasers are super yummy, easy to make and can even be prepared ahead of time.

Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels are the perfect appetizer for summertime parties and they even make for a fun lunch or snack idea. These crowd pleasers are super yummy, easy to make and can even be prepared ahead of time.

You guys don’t even know how excited I am to get this summer started. For one, summer has always been my favorite season – August is my birthday month and I’m all about beach vacations. But more importantly, this year, I can’t wait for the school season to be over and done with, so I can officially focus on Kim’s Cravings full time.

Wahoo… only 5 more work days for me and I will be a full time blogger, recipe creater, food photographer, and the list goes on!

You better believe, I’ll be pulling out all the stops to make this summer one to remember.

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And what is a summer celebration without delicious eats and drinks? Look no further because I’ve totally got you covered with the apps!

To take the flavor and texture of this classic recipe to a whole new level, I used two of my all-time favorite ingredients – RO*TEL® and avocado slices.

RO*TEL and Avocados from Walmart

I grabbed both up at Walmart, while completing my weekly grocery haul. The RO*TEL is located near other canned tomato products.

RO*TEL and Avocados from Walmart

These layered Southwestern Pinwheels could not be easier – follow along below and I’ll show you exactly what I’m talking about.

Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels- spread on the black bean hummus

Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels- diced or sliced avocado comes next

Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels- sprinkle on the red onion

Pinwheels- bring on the RO*TEL

Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels- cheese comes next. Feel free to use dairy free.

Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels- last ingredient is the cilantro

The classic appetizer recipe with a Southwestern twist! You guys are going to literally eat these up! They’re:

Easy

Fun

So tasty

Satisfying

Did I say tasty? Yep, you can’t eat just one!

Serve these at your summer gathering or cookout – all of your friends will gobble them up. I promise, you can’t eat just one!

Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels are the perfect appetizer for summertime parties and they even make for a fun lunch or snack idea. These crowd pleasers are super yummy, easy to make and can even be prepared ahead of time.

Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels are the perfect appetizer for summertime parties and they even make for a fun lunch or snack idea. These crowd pleasers are super yummy, easy to make and can even be prepared ahead of time.
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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.6g4%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Cholesterol 2.5mg1%
Sodium 83.2mg4%
Carbohydrates 6.4g2%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Protein 2.1g4%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:20 Pinwheels
Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 

Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels are great appetizers for a party, or a fun lunch idea. They're so yummy, easy to make and you can even prepare them ahead of time.

Ingredients
  • 4 large tortillas
  • 1/2 cup black bean hummus or refried beans, divided
  • 1/2 ripe avocado , finely sliced or diced, divided
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced, divided
  • 1/2 cup RO*TEL, excess liquid drained, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Mexican (or chedder) cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped, divided
Instructions
  1. Lay tortillas flat and spread with a layer of black bean hummus or refried beans. 

  2. Next top tortillas with avocado, onion, RO*TEL, grated cheese and cilantro. 

  3. Use the back of a spoon or spatula to flatten ingredients down to make it easier to roll. Next, tightly roll tortilla and place seam side down. 

  4. Use a very sharp or serrated knife to cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 5/tortilla).

  5. Once you've completed the process with tortillas, you should have about 20 pinwheels, depending on the size of your tortillas.

  6. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Recipe Notes

For a vegan and/or gluten-free version, use gluten-free and/or vegan tortillas and dairy-free cheese or leave the cheese out.

Author: Kim
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican

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Healthy Southwestern Pinwheels are the perfect appetizer for summertime parties and they even make for a fun lunch or snack idea. These crowd pleasers are super yummy, easy to make and can even be prepared ahead of time.

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