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Mediterranean Pinwheels

These Mediterranean Pinwheels are a super easy and ultimately delicious snack and party food. Made with tomatoes, artichokes, and olives, they get their awesome flavor kick by the homemade Tahini sauce. All vegan and gluten free.

A plate full of Mediterranean Pinwheels.

Note: I made this recipe right after my move from Germany to the Netherlands, and here is part of my thoughts about the situation at time:

Friends, I’m still here! Yeah, I managed to get through the move in one piece. I’m right now sitting in a furnished apartment that will be my home for – hopefully – two months until the permanent home that is still under construction is finished.

Keep your fingers crossed that there will be no delays!

Top view of several plates with the Mediterranean Pinwheels ready for serving.

The place itself is quite ok – a bit small but bright and at a quiet street. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed and the people seem friendly so far. It’s a good start.

Would be better even if the hot water was running for longer than one minute and the drain in the kitchen sink wasn’t blocked…

Anyways, in spite of this little drama, I still made a quick recipe for you – even before unpacking all my things that didn’t go into storage: Mediterranean Pinwheels.

I just made a quick visit to the nearest supermarket (which had a surprisingly good selection, need to explore it more) and bought some cherry tomatoes, olives, artichokes, and lettuce. Some tahini as well as tortillas.

Closeup of a Mediterranean Pinwheel showing the vegetable and salad filling.

First, I whisked together a tahini sauce (yeah, you know I LOVE it) with some white vinegar and lemon juice. Adding some water to make it smoother, and garlic, salt, and pepper for taste – done.

That’s all one needs to prepare for the pinwheels, except for cutting the vegetables. I spread a spoonful of the tahini sauce on one tortilla, distributed the veggies and a handful of lettuce on top.

Rolling it tightly and cutting the roll into slices finishes the Mediterranean Pinwheels.

So simple and beautiful. And now, I can start unpacking. 😉

Collage of two pictures of the Mediterranean Pinwheels with recipe title text.

If you give the Mediterranean Pinwheels a try tag me on Instagram and Facebook, show me your remakes with a picture. See you around, Florian.

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Mediterranean Pinwheels

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

These Mediterranean Pinwheels are a super easy and ultimately delicious snack and party food. Made with tomatoes, artichokes, and olives, they get their awesome flavor kick by the homemade Tahini sauce. All vegan and gluten free.

 

Ingredients

For the Tahini sauce:

  • 3 Tbs Tahini Paste
  • 3 Tbs Lemon juice
  • 4 Tbs white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 1 glove garlic
  • salt pepper to taste

For the pinwheels:

  • olives
  • cherry tomatoes
  • artichokes in a jar
  • lettuce
  • tortillas, gluten-free

Instructions

For the Tahini sauce:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until the sauce is creamy.

To assemble the pinwheels:

  1. Cut the tomatoes, artichokes, and olives into slices.
  2. Spread about one Tbs of the Tahini sauce on one tortilla. Add the vegetables and top with a handful of salad.
  3. Tightly roll the tortillas and cut into pinwheels.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 3 pinwheels
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 12.6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 14.2gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 0.4gProtein: 5.6g
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Angela Boling

Sunday 19th of August 2018

Greek olives or plain? Marinated artichoke hearts or plain? THanks

Florian

Sunday 19th of August 2018

Hi Angela! I used Kalamata olives and artichoke hearts plain!

The vegan 8

Thursday 6th of August 2015

Omg these look so gorgeous Florian!! Loving that gorgeous overhead shot! So excited for you...you are building a house? How cool! Hope the warm water gets up running soon though, yikes! Such a beautiful recipe and Love how easy it is. Olives are one of my favorite food, so I especially love that you added them!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Friday 7th of August 2015

No, not building a house myself, Brandi. But will be renting one that is still under construction. So keep fingers crossed that there will be no delays ;) The warm water is running - one day of cold shower has more than enough for me, haha. Now, I can also get started on more recipes. Glad that this one appeals to you. Easy and beautiful! :)

Healing Tomato

Thursday 6th of August 2015

These pinwheels look so delicious. I am always looking for a good post-workout recipe.

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Friday 7th of August 2015

Thank you so much. I think those pinwheels will be amazing after workout!

Chicago Jogger

Thursday 6th of August 2015

This looks like a wonderful, fresh summer dinner! Love it. Good luck with your house.

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Friday 7th of August 2015

Thanks, glad you like it!

Lauren

Thursday 6th of August 2015

What a perfect lunch! Hope you get settled in soon, moving is the worst!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Friday 7th of August 2015

It's going alright, Lauren! Settled in quickly, warm water is running. And with a pinwheel lunch, it's always good.