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Mexican Pinwheels

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Mexican Pinwheels

These Mexican pinwheels make a delicious and colorful lunch! They’re vegan, super easy to make, and filled with fresh vegetables and beans. Dip them in salsa or guacamole for even more flavor! 

Mexican Pinwheels on a marble cutting board with fresh cilantro in the background

Oh, how I love Mexican flavors! These easy vegan Mexican pinwheels are a combination of traditional pinwheels with cream cheese and burritos.

They make the perfect lunch or party food! And they’re so easy to make. 

What You Need: 

  • tortilla wraps (use gluten-free ones if necessary) 
  • green, yellow, and red bell pepper
  • baby spinach
  • black beans
  • vegan cream cheese or sour cream
  • veggie ground meat 
  • vegan shredded cheese
  • Mexican spices (chili powder, cumin, and paprika powder) or a Mexican spice mixture 
  • salsa
  • fresh cilantro 

As always, you can find a full ingredient list and the recipe instructions in a separate recipe box at the end of this post. 

a yellow, a green, and a red bell pepper on a marble countertop with three bowls with black beans, baby spinach, and veggie ground meat on the side

a yellow, a green, and a red bell pepper on a marble countertop with three bowls with black beans, baby spinach, and veggie ground meat on the side

How To Make These Mexican Pinwheels: 

STEP 1: Thinly slice the bell peppers. 

red, yellow, and green bell pepper slices on a marble cutting board with a knife and two bowls with baby spinach and black beans in the background

red, yellow, and green bell pepper slices on a marble cutting board with a knife and two bowls with baby spinach and black beans in the background

STEP 2: Put each tortilla wrap on a plate or large cutting board. Spread a thin layer of either vegan cream cheese or sour cream on top of each tortilla. Combine the spices in a small bowl. Sprinkle each tortilla with the spices. 

STEP 3: Heat the veggie ground meat in a pan on the stovetop. Season it with Mexican spices if necessary (most brands are already seasoned and you don’t have to do much). 

STEP 4: Then place a line of baby spinach on top. Next a line of black beans, veggie ground meat, bell peppers, and vegan cheese. Then put a bit of the salsa on top. 

a flat tortilla wrap filled with baby spinach, beans, veggie ground meat, and bell peppers on a marble cutting board

a flat tortilla wrap filled with baby spinach, beans, veggie ground meat, and bell peppers on a marble cutting board

STEP 5: Tightly roll up the tortilla. Slice off the ends and and then cut the remaining tortilla into 6-8 pieces depending on the size of your tortilla. Serve them with salsa or enjoy them on their own! 

Recipe Notes:

  • The pinwheels can easily be made gluten-free by using gluten-free tortillas.
  • I used store-bought vegan cream cheese for my pinwheels, but you could also make your own vegan cream cheese with cashews
  • If you’re not a fan of plant-based meat alternatives like veggie ground meat, just use more black beans and bell pepper instead. 
  • For even more flavor, dip them in salsa or guacamole. 

Mexican Pinwheels on a marble cutting board with a hand holding a pinwheel

Mexican Pinwheels on a marble cutting board with a hand holding a pinwheel

More Delicious Mexican-Inspired Recipes: 

a close-up photo of Mexican pinwheels with black beans and bell peppers

a close-up photo of Mexican pinwheels with black beans and bell peppers

I hope you like these vegan pinwheels as much as we do around here.

If you give them a try, I’d love to know what you think about them. Just leave me a comment and a star rating below. Your comments really make my day!

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Sina

Mexican Pinwheels

These Mexican pinwheels make a delicious and colorful lunch! They’re vegan, super easy to make, and filled with fresh vegetables and beans. Dip them in salsa or guacamole for even more flavor! 

Print Rate

Course: Appetizer, Entrées

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Mexican pinwheels, vegan pinwheels

Prep Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4 people

Calories: 373kcal

Author: Sina

Ingredients

  • 4 tortillas
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup vegan cream cheese or vegan sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegan shredded cheese
  • 1 cup veggie ground meat
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Instructions

  • Thinly slice the bell peppers. 

  • Put each tortilla wrap on a plate or large cutting board. Spread a thin layer of either vegan cream cheese or sour cream on top of each tortilla. Combine the spices in a small bowl. Sprinkle each tortilla with the spices. 

  • Heat the veggie ground meat in a pan on the stovetop. Season it with Mexican spices if necessary (most brands are already seasoned and you don’t have to do much).

  • Then place a line of baby spinach on top. Next a line of black beans, veggie ground meat, bell peppers, and vegan cheese. Then put a bit of the salsa on top. 

  • Tightly roll up the tortilla. Slice off the ends and and then cut the remaining tortilla into 6-8 pieces depending on the size of your tortilla. Serve them with salsa or enjoy them on their own! 

Notes

  • The pinwheels can easily be made gluten-free by using gluten-free tortillas.
  • I used store-bought vegan cream cheese for my pinwheels, but you could also make your own vegan cream cheese with cashews
  • If you’re not a fan of plant-based meat alternatives like veggie ground meat, just use more black beans and bell pepper instead. 
  • For even more flavor, dip them in salsa or guacamole. 

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 581mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 39.9% | Vitamin C: 75.7% | Calcium: 10.9% | Iron: 20.3%

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