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This appetizer recipe has been a classic for many years. The tortilla pinwheels make a quick and easy appetizer or snack idea for any get together.

By using whole wheat tortilla shells and fat free and low fat cheeses, this classic has gotten healthier over the years.

You can add additional ingredients for this appetizer idea like lean deli meats and lettuce leafs to get your vegetables in

Tortilla Pinwheels Appetizer Recipe

This is such a fun appetizer recipe to make. It's quick and easy and everyone will eat them up at your party or holiday event.

The great thing about Tortilla Pinwheels is you can add different ingredients each time to change up this recipe a bit.

Recipe Type:

Appetizer, Diabetic, Low Fat, Snack, Vegetarian

Degree of Difficulty:



  • 1 Tbs fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 Tbs shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbs mild salsa
  • 1 Tbs chopped green onion tops
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Whole Wheat Tortilla


  1. Stir together the cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a small bowl using a fork.
  2. Add the salsa, green onions and chili powder and stir until ingredients are well blended.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly on the whole wheat tortilla shells.
  4. Roll up tightly and cut off the two ends.
  5. Cut the tortilla into 4 even pieces and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 2
Serving Size 2.2oz
Calories 92.86
Total Fat 1.94g
      Sat Fat 0.41g
Cholesterol 3.18mg
Sodium 381.98mg
Total Carbohydrates 12.53g
      Fiber 1.89g
      Sugar 1.89g
Protein 5.77g

Weight Watchers Points

Smart Points: 2pts
Points Plus: 2pts
Original Points: 2pts


You can use a variety of tortilla wraps to get in additional flavors. One of my favorites is the sun dried tomato tortilla.


Source: American Diabetes Association
Web Page: http://www.diabetes.org
Copyright © American Diabetes Association, 1999.
Recipe from "The Diabetes Snack Munch Nibble Nosh Book" by Ruth Glick. Copyright © American Diabetes Association, 1998.

Try this Cherry Salsa appetizer recipe to dip your tortilla pinwheels in. This salsa has a spicy kick mixed with the sweet and tart tastes of the cherries.

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