Raw Hummus & Carrot Pinwheels

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We’re taking off to Italy soon for our annual summer vacation and consequently, I’ve been raiding the pantry and freezer (in an attempt to empty them out as much as possible before we leave.)

Last Saturday, I was running late after my yoga class and was in (desperate) need of a quick-fix for lunch when I got home…

Luck would have it that the random ingredients I had hanging around-some leftover creamy chickpea hummus in the fridge, a few spare carrots, and (exactly) 2 tortillas in the freezer-would result in such a quick and easy recipe (if you want to even call it that) that my kids devoured!


These mini wraps are the perfect, healthy lunch to prepare for the kids on one of those busy weekend mornings (or right at lunch time for that matter!).


These pinwheels require only a few simple ingredients to make and they’re also fun for the little ones to eat.
Note: They are especially fun to eat if you over-stuff them (which I realized in retrospect after watching the kids bite into them) and all the yummy contents come oozing out!


(Yields 2 large wraps)
2 large whole-wheat tortillas
2 small carrots, grated
about 1/2 cup hummus, homemade or store-bought

*Substitute the hummus with any of these healthy options:
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Broccoli Pistachio Pesto
Green Olive and Pistachio Tapenade
Sweet Potato Hummus

If frozen, microwave the tortillas for 25-30 seconds to defrost then set aside. Peel and grate the carrots.


Scoop a few heaping tablespoons of hummus onto the tortilla and spread evenly, leaving about 1 1/2 inch border around the edge.

Evenly sprinkle the grated carrots over the hummus and pat down gently.


Roll the tortilla from one end and press down firmly to seal it as best as you can. Cut into desired portions with a very sharp large kitchen knife (the sharper the knife the easier you will be able to cut the tortilla without the contents spilling out).


Serve immediately or serve within one day of preparation.



Raw Hummus & Carrot Pinwheels written by Lisa Codina average rating 4.4/5 - 12 user ratings
  • monica

    It’s amazing that you spend so much time in Italy and I really enjoy following along your adventures over there. I hope to take my own family someday! These look delicious and healthy…and how do you make something like this look so pretty! As always, thanks for another great idea.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Just let me know if you ever decide to come to Sardegna and I’ll be your tour giude!!! As for the pics, it’s a lot of work…I still need a ton of practice but thanks, as always, for the compliment!

  • http://www.tami-marie.com/ Tami

    Italy! When are you going? And also, may I come? :D

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Yep!! Come and visit and then I’ll get a layover in Trinidad, lol! ;-)))

      • http://www.tami-marie.com/ Tami

        Excellent! We have a deal. :)

  • mail4rosey

    The recipe sounds absolutely delightful, but not as delightful as the trip to Italy. Whereabouts will you be going? We’ve been only to Rome, there are still about 15 other places in Italy we would like to see. :)

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Thanks! We’ll be in Sardegna…my husband is from there. If I recommend ANY place to go in Italy, it would be there!

  • Terri Lynn Grothe

    looks so delightful!!!
    Enjoy your vacation

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Thanks…and I will ;-)