Pinwheels are so pretty, customizable, and easy to make. This Greek version has hummus, red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, feta, and olives.
At my job, we are encouraged to have a free biometric health screen every year. The very first year I had fantastic levels for all areas – gold star for me. The second year my bad cholesterol went up a littler and my good cholesterol went down a little. Not as awesome, but still within range of happy and healthy. This year the trend continued and my bad cholesterol is literally at the very top of the limit for what is considered to be a good range. And I kind of freaked out a little even though she told me there’s no reason to be overly concerned.
At first I couldn’t think of anything different in my lifestyle/diet (other than Whole30 for the past week). But now that I think of it, I probably have eaten out more in the past year and while I still work out the same amount, I do more strength training lately and less cardio than I used to. So I’ll be going back to being more 50/50 with my workout routine. Meanwhile, I also googled the crap out of what kinds of food help/hurt your cholesterol, most of what I already eat/limit, with exceptions for Whole30 but after 30 days they’re all coming back.
Of course none of this has anything to do with this recipe today. It has spinach in the tortilla, chickpeas and olive oil in the hummus, and whole olives too so that’s good for cholesterol right? Well regardless of that, these Greek pinwheels would probably be a stellar Super Bowl appetizer! Who’s my team? Sometimes I cheer for the Bills from growing up in upstate NY. Sometimes I cheer for the Cowboys because my brother and I were born in Dallas and he’s a huge fan. And former Buckeye Ezekiel Elliott plays for them now so I’m hoping the Cowboys make it.
Two years ago: Hard Root Beer Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting
Three year ago: Meyer Lemon Curd Cupcakes for Two
Five years ago: Broccoli Quiche
Six years ago: Pizza Dough
GREEK HUMMUS PINWHEELS
4 large spinach tortillas
8 Tbsp hummus
1/2 cup roasted red bell pepper slices, drained
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
1/4 of a small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped Kalamata (or black) olives
- Spread the hummus evenly over the 4 tortillas.
- Arrange the bell pepper strips and cucumber slices along one side of each tortilla. Top each tortilla evenly with the remaining ingredients. Tightly roll up the tortilla from the end containing the bell pepper and cucumber.
- Slice the pinwheels into 1 inch thick pieces and secure with toothpicks if desired.
Source: The Spiffy Cookie original