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“A fun recipe for kids to make and eat! Adapted from the book What's Cooking? A Cookbook for Kids by Disney Press. Who says you can't play with your food?”
4-6 pinwheels

Ingredients Nutrition

  • mayonnaise (or whipped cream cheese)
  • 1 large tortilla (square, if available)
  • 1 -3 leaf lettuce (or baby spinach)
  • 1 -3 slice deli meat (of your choice-I used roast beef)
  • 2 -3 slices cheese (of your choice-I used provolone)
  • gherkin
  • chives (or scallion tips)


  1. Trim around edges of round tortilla(if you can't find square ones) to make it square.
  2. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise(or whipped cream cheese) on top. If you like, you could spread a thin layer of mustard on too.
  3. Layor on the lettuce(or spinach), then the meat and cheese. Roll up tightly.
  4. With the seam on the bottom, slice the tortilla into 2" wide pinwheels.
  5. For the heads, cut a small pickle in half at an angle. Poke 2 small holed in the uncut end and stick pieces of chive with knots at one end in each hole for antennae.( I used scallionn tops, cut a sliver and inserted them).
  6. Slip each pickle half under the edge of the pinwheel, securing them together with a toothpick if necessary.
  7. Makes 4-6 pinwheel sandwiches.

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