If you think, all the party appetizers are calorie bloated? you are absolutely wrong. This vegan jalapeno pinwheel convinces you to rethink about your conception.
This spicy jalapeno pinwheel an easy, skinny, and light appetizer, with homemade hummus. A pleasant-looking lunch idea, and the super party-friendly recipe, have make-ahead options as well.
The main ingredients are store-bought tortilla, chickpea hummus, jalapeno, and other fresh veggies. A wholesome, grab a to-go dish, good to serve in the lunch or as an appetizer.
Jalapeno brings all the flavors and chickpea for the protein source. Undoubtedly chickpea comes first as the rich vegan protein source, tastes extremely delicious and creamy. Chickpea, jalapeno, and cilantro is an unbeatable combination and we witness in this vegan appetizer.
If you have explored my website, you may have noticed my love for veganism. I'm not 100% vegan, but mostly our family remains vegan for most of the meals. We feel lighter and energetic when we follow the vegan diet.
When discussing the vegan recipes, most of the online world modifies the existing recipe with vegan substitutions like vegan butter or nutritional yeast. This vegan pinwheel appetizer will not leave you cheated.
This hummus wrap jalapeno pinwheels comfort you if you are thinking like me. There is no substitution for cheese or milk in here. It is all bundles with natural flavors and tastes with crunchy vegetables and buttery chickpea.
This jalapeno pinwheel is a wholesome, standalone vegan dish that we crave for periodically. One of the best vegan appetizers that I eat so far.
I love this raw vegan pinwheel for three reasons. First, it's light, the next, it's delicious and finally, it's easy to put it together. These reasons are good enough to bookmark this page unquestionably.
I wanted to make this vegan appetizers to be as simple as possible and as easy as possible. My main focus is to minimize the preparation time, and with minimum skill level. The advantage, when you are busy arranging the home for the guest, ask your partner or the kids to roll up the appetizers.
It is as simple as this!
Worrying about the spice level? deseed them to your tolerance level.
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How to make Jalapeno Pinwheel
Learn more about the ingredients
Tortilla. The readymade ones are special, save tremendous work. Every verity has its own remarkable taste, and each one of them is classic here. Want to make a colorful platter, choose white or corn tortilla, spinach tortilla. The color compliments one another that's gorgeous to eyes.
Optionally, choose homemade wholewheat flatbread like Indian roti or whole-grain tortilla.
Chickpea. As discussed already, chickpea is one of my favorite plant-based protein. Use either the homemade or storebought cooked chickpea according to your convenience. I usually, soak, sprout, and cook a large batch of chickpea at once. And I freeze them to use later. I thaw by leaving it on the refrigerator for a day or microwave it for quick usage.
Jalapeno. Normally jalapeno can make any dish more delicious and awesome. And the same magic happens here as well. Core and deseed it to eliminate its heat.
Cilantro. To me, chickpea and cilantro are married to each other. And when I think about including chickpea, cilantro comes to mind subconsciously. It boosts up the flavors, brings out the refreshing taste to the vegan tortilla pinwheel.
Red pepper flakes. Critical but gives a nice kick in every bite. Add to suit your individual preference. Roasted red pepper flakes are my all-time favorite, acts as a dual purpose. Increase the heat with the robust flavor.
Lemon juice. Brings all the ingredients together and balances them rightly. Substitute with lime juice, instead of lemon juice.
Lettuce. I love my vegan pinwheel to be crunchy, the green color denotes its freshness and crispness. I went with romaine lettuce, optionally you may swap with spinach or spring mix.
Green pepper. The deep green color is a pleasing contrast to the lettuce and provides an extra depth of flavor to the finger food.
Carrot. Always my choice of an ingredient when making any fresh raw vegan recipe. I'm guessing it's everyone's favorite too.
Cucumber. A great body coolant, and an excellent addon in here. Choose English cucumber, Persian cucumber or others, according to the region you live in.
The recipe directions
Use salted and cooked chickpea. Discard any liquid that comes along with it.
In a high powder blender jar or a food processor, add cooked chickpea, cilantro, lemon juice, salt. Blend it to a smooth consistency. It needs not to be velvety and silky. It is ok to have a few chunks here and there.
Slightly warm the tortilla on both sides(If you have stored in the refrigerator).
Spread the ground chickpea as a thick layer leaving half an inch outside(this makes easy to roll).
Drizzle red pepper flakes.
At the 2/3 rd length of diagonal, arrange the jalapeno stripes, cucumber, carrot, and lettuce.
Roll gently and tightly by securing all the veggies intact.
Then slice into two-inch thickness.
Jalapeno pinwheel the party appetizer
- These are super customizable according to your personal preference and the ingredients available in the pantry.
- It is the delicious finger food for the large crowd and sophisticatedly fits your lunch box too.
- Want to make it more appreciable by the crowd? stick a toothpick on each, your guest will praise you definitely.
- To cut down the time, we made with a store-bought tortilla wrap. It's convenient and has more verities to choose from, wholewheat tortilla or spinach tortillas. Choose the best to suit your palette.
- Or if you have an opportunity, make your own wholewheat Indian flatbread, called roti. It is a slightly time-consuming task when comparing the store-bought tortillas, but it's worth every second you spend.
Vegan. This game day appetizer does not have any animal products and is naturally a vegan and vegetarian recipe.
Gluten-free. Opt for glutenfree tortilla warp.
Clean eating and Whole30. Choose homemade wholewheat tortilla or Indian roti for wrapping the veggies.
FAQ for Spicy pinwheel
Can I make jalapeno pinwheel ahead of time? Yes, every task can be made in advance, or this vegan pinwheel by itself is a make-ahead crowd-pleasing recipe. It can be made performed in two ways.
- Make the filling ready and chopping the veggies.
- Rolling the wraps.
Make the hummus spread and the veggies in advance and store them separately. And assemble whenever needed. Alternatively, Make the long rolls advanced, cut just before serving.
Can I add cheese if I want? Not needed. The chickpea is creamy and silky, just replaces the quality of cheese in here. So adding cheese will not do justice.
Any suggestive toppings? The choice of toppings is endless, finely chopped green onions, dry tomato.
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- 1 cup chickpea or garbanzo bean/cooked
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tortilla wrap store-bought
- 1/4 cup jalapeno core, deseed, and thinly sliced
- 3 cup lettuce ears1/4
- 1/4 cup carrot thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup cucumber thinly sliced
- In a food processor, combine cooked chickpea, lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and red pepper flakes. And set aside.
- Place a tortilla wrap over the cutting board.
- Spread chickpea mixture generously over tortilla wrap.
- Arrange the jalapeno, carrot, cucumber, and lettuce vertically and slightly away from the center of the tortilla.
- Roll tightly and gently by securing all the veggies inside.
- Cut them to 2-inch in lengthwise.
- And arrange it in the serving plate.