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These Veggie Pinwheels are the perfect handheld appetizer! Packed with fresh veggies, tangy feta, and a creamy tzatziki spread, they’re a delicious and healthy way to kick off a party or game day.

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Best of all, these tortilla pinwheels are a breeze to make. Simply spread the herby feta-tzatziki mixture over tortillas, layer on your favorite veggies, roll up tightly, and refrigerate until serving time. The hardest part is waiting for the flavors to meld! Slice into portable pinwheels to serve as an appetizer at your next birthday party, potluck, or game-day gathering.

Recipe Summary

  • Loaded with veggies: Get in your daily servings with cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and olives rolled up in every bite.
  • Portable: The tortilla pinwheels hold together well and can be made ahead, so they’re ideal for taking to picnics or tailgates.
  • Veggie variety: You can easily swap in your favorite fresh veggies depending on what’s in season.
  • No oven required: Just assemble the fillings and let the flavors meld in the fridge.
close up side shot of veggie pinwheel rolls stacked over each other on a plate

Ingredients Needed

For these flavorful Greek veggie pinwheels, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Tzatziki sauce: This Greek yogurt-based sauce provides a creamy base for the pinwheels. Look for it in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
  • Feta cheese: Crumbled feta adds a salty flavor that pairs perfectly with the fresh veggies and tzatziki.
  • English cucumber: You’ll want to finely dice the cucumber for the filling.
  • Roma tomatoes: Seeded and diced, these tomatoes add juicy pops of flavor throughout the pinwheels.
  • Mini sweet peppers: Finely chopped yellow, orange, or red mini peppers provide a crisp texture and sweet notes.
  • Red onion: Sliced red onion gives a sharp, savory bite that complements the other veggies.
  • Kalamata olives: Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced, add even more Greek flavors.
  • Whole wheat or flour tortillas: Large, soft tortillas form the base to roll up all the tasty fillings.
  • Dried oregano: A sprinkle of oregano ties all the Mediterranean flavors together.
ingredients to make veggies pinwheels

How To Make Greek-Style Veggie Pinwheels

Make the tzatziki-feta spread: In a medium bowl, combine the tzatziki sauce and crumbled feta cheese. Use a fork to mash and whisk together until mostly smooth and well-blended.

Prep the veggies: Finely dice the English cucumber. Seed and dice the Roma tomatoes. Seed and finely chop the mini sweet peppers. Thinly slice the red onion. Pit and slice the Kalamata olives.

Assemble the pinwheels: Lay one tortilla on a clean cutting board or flat surface. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of the tzatziki-feta mixture evenly over the tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle evenly with some of the diced cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, onion slices, and olive slices.

chopped veggies spread over tortilla and greek yogurt

Roll and chill: Tightly roll up the tortilla, starting from one side. Use plastic wrap or foil to wrap and secure the rolled tortilla. Place seam-side down on a plate or baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and fillings. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before slicing.

Slice and serve: When ready to serve, use a sharp knife to slice the chilled tortilla rolls into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pinwheels. Arrange on a platter and sprinkle with dried oregano.

hand holding a single veggie pinwheel

Expert Tips

  • Feel free to swap in your favorite fresh veggies like spinach, bell peppers, carrots, or zucchini. Just be sure to finely chop them so they’ll roll up easily.
  • Don’t overstuff the tortillas. It’s better to make multiple smaller batches than one giant roll that will be hard to slice neatly.
  • A sharp serrated knife will give you the cleanest cuts when slicing the chilled pinwheel rolls into rounds.
  • Letting the rolled tortillas chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour is key for slicing into neat pinwheels that will hold their shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I substitute for tzatziki sauce?

If you can’t find prepared tzatziki, you can make your own or substitute it with plain Greek yogurt or even sour cream mixed with diced cucumbers, lemon juice, garlic, and dill.

How do I roll the pinwheels tightly?

After spreading the filling ingredients over the tortilla, start rolling it up tightly from one end. As you roll, use your fingers to keep gently squeezing and shaping it into a tight cylinder. The plastic wrap or foil wrap will also help compress it as you roll.

Can I use regular cucumbers instead of English cucumbers?

English cucumbers work best because they have a thin skin, fewer seeds, and a mild flavor. However, you can substitute regular garden cucumbers if needed. Just peel, deseed, and finely dice them.

top view of veggie pinwheels on a plate

Serving Suggestions

I love serving these Greek Veggie Pinwheels with a whole spread of Greek-inspired appetizers and side dishes. Here are some of my favorites:

Storage Recommendations

These veggie pinwheels make great meal prep or can be assembled ahead for easy entertaining. Here are some tips for storing:

  • Make Ahead: The tzatziki-feta spread and veggies can be prepped 2-3 days in advance and stored separately in the refrigerator until ready to assemble the pinwheels.
  • Refrigerate: Assembled unsliced pinwheel rolls can be tightly wrapped and refrigerated for up to 2 days before slicing and serving. Sliced leftover pinwheels can be kept for 3-4 more days refrigerated in an airtight container.
  • Freezing: Unfortunately, these veggie pinwheels do not freeze well as the vegetables release too much moisture, making the tortillas soggy upon thawing. It’s best to enjoy them fresh.
close up side shot of a veggie pinwheel

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Veggie Pinwheels

By: Rena
Servings: 8
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
top view greek salad pinwheels on a round white plate
The perfect handheld appetizer! Packed with fresh veggies, tangy feta, and a creamy tzatziki spread, they're a delicious and healthy way to kick off a party or game day.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tzatziki sauce
  • 8 oz crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 small English cucumber, finely diced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 yellow or orange mini sweet peppers, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted Kalamata olives
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Instructions

  • Place the tzatziki sauce and feta cheese in a bowl and whisk until well combined and almost smooth.
  • Prepare all your vegetables.
  • Lay one tortilla on a clean chopping board and spread over 2 spoonfuls of the feta cheese mixture. Sprinkle it with cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and olives.
  • Roll tightly in cling film and refrigerate. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling ingredients.
  • When ready to serve, slice into 1.5-inch slices and arrange on a platter.
  • Sprinkle it with oregano and enjoy.

Notes

  • Feel free to swap in your favorite fresh veggies like spinach, bell peppers, carrots, or zucchini. Just be sure to finely chop them so they’ll roll up easily.
  • Don’t overstuff the tortillas. It’s better to make multiple smaller batches than one giant roll that will be hard to slice neatly.
  • A sharp serrated knife will give you the cleanest cuts when slicing the chilled pinwheel rolls into rounds.
  • Letting the rolled tortillas chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour is key for slicing into neat pinwheels that will hold their shape.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 674mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 659IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 218mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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