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Easy Vegetarian Pinwheels Appetizer Recipe

Easy Vegetarian Pinwheel Sandwiches are made in 10 minutes with your favourite pesto sauce, smashed chickpeas, red pepper and avocado. This delicious vegetarian appetizer also make a wonderful on-the-go lunch or a fun, fresh appetizer or snack! Double to feed a crowd or meal prep them for the week.

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Nine vegetarian pinwheel sandwiches made with avocado, chickpeas and pesto on a white plate with black rim with a grey napkin to the side with text overlay that says: Easy Veggie Pinwheel Sandwiches.

Why you’ll love this vegetarian appetizer recipe

Personally I think these vegetarian pinwheels are the perfect appetizer to make if you’re entertaining (we’ll get there again one day, I promise) or if you just need an easy lunch or 3pm quarantine snack, ha! They’re quick and easy to “smash” together, yet full of flavour!

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Nine vegetarian pinwheel sandwiches made with avocado, chickpeas and pesto on a white plate with black rim with a grey napkin to the side with text overlay that says: Easy Veggie Pinwheel Sandwiches.

Ingredients for Chickpea Avocado Pesto Pinwheel Sandwiches

To make this delicious vegetarian appetizer you will need a few ingredients:

  • Canned Chickpeas,
  • Avocado
  • Red pepper
  • Basil Pesto
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Whole wheat wraps
  • Spinach

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How to make Vegetarian Pinwheel Sandwiches

  1. Place the chickpeas on a paper towel or clean kitchen towel and remove the outer skins. Roll them around a bit and they will come off easily. You can leave them on, but I like to remove them.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas and avocado. Smash with a fork until well combined. It is ok if some of the chickpeas are chunky. I like the texture.
  3. Stir in pesto, diced red pepper and fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Spread chickpea salad on bread slices and top with spinach leaves, if using. Cut sandwich in half and serve!

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Other chickpea recipes to try

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Stay warm on this chilly fall day:

Creamy Gnocchi Bacon Soup

Gnocchi’s plump, pillowy texture and mild, delicate flavor make them perfect for rich, hearty soups like this Creamy Bacon, Corn and Gnocchi Soup. This soup is so comforting and delicious…it’ll warm you inside and out. One of the best soups that I have made in a long time. Enjoy!

Get the recipe →→ Creamy Gnocchi Bacon Soup

Stay warm on this chilly fall day:

Creamy Gnocchi Bacon Soup

Gnocchi’s plump, pillowy texture and mild, delicate flavor make them perfect for rich, hearty soups like this Creamy Bacon, Corn and Gnocchi Soup. This soup is so comforting and delicious…it’ll warm you inside and out. One of the best soups that I have made in a long time. Enjoy!

Get the recipe →→ Creamy Gnocchi Bacon Soup

Easy Vegetarian Pinwheels Appetizer Recipe

Close up of nine chickpea pesto avocado vegetarian pinwheel sandwiches on a square white plate with black trim.

Easy Vegetarian Pinwheels Appetizer Recipe

Yield: 36 Pinwheels
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Easy Vegetarian Pinwheel Sandwiches are made in 10 minutes with your favourite pesto sauce, smashed chickpeas, red pepper and avocado. This delicious vegetarian appetizer also make a wonderful on-the-go lunch or a fun, fresh appetizer or snack! Double to feed a crowd or meal prep them for the week.

Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons Basil Pesto
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 whole wheat wraps
  • Spinach leaves if desired

Instructions

  1. Place the chickpeas on a paper towel or clean kitchen towel and remove the outer skins. Roll them around a bit and they will come off easily. You can leave them on, but I like to remove them.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas and avocado. Smash with a fork until well combined. It is ok if some of the chickpeas are chunky. I like the texture.
  3. Stir in pesto, diced red pepper and fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Spread chickpea salad on bread slices and top with spinach leaves, if using. Cut sandwich in half and serve!

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Nine vegetarian pinwheel sandwiches made with avocado, chickpeas and pesto on a white plate with black rim with a grey napkin to the side with text overlay that says: Easy Veggie Pinwheel Sandwiches.

Danny

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

All these vegetarian recipes looks delicious! Going to try some of them, I'm also thinking of doing a keto diet! But I need help deciding whether if it's worth it or not. What are your thoughts on keto diets?

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