I LOVED a good Italian sub as a little girl. The combination of the salty salami, smokey provolone, and sweet peppers said, “deliciousness”! This grain free Italian sub pinwheel recipe is my rendition of this tasty memory. Great for lunch, one of my favorite fun summer recipes for kids, and great for parties.
There’s not much bread to be found in our home, but grain-free tortillas do just the trick to hold in these flavorful ingredients. You could certainly follow this same recipe using a flour tortilla, or any others of your choice, but we love Siete Foods tortillas for our primal lifestyle and wrap needs.
When I think of paper pinwheels, I think of COLOR — so naturally I love that this edible version offers so much color as well. The reds, yellows, greens, and rich brown of the olives swirl together to make an eye catching dish.
Before I begin the Italian Sub Pinwheel assembly process, I lay out all of the real food ingredients so that I can see what I have to work with. This step is one I recommend for any recipe because it improves overall efficiency.
I also lay out the ingredients when my kiddos are helping to put these wraps together. Even placing the foods in order can help young minds follow the process with ease.
This recipe is a great one for kids of all ages to help with. The littlest of hands can place ingredients on the tortillas, and using a butter knife is perfect practice for spreading hummus. Older kids can help roll up the wraps, secure them in place, and even cut the pinwheels.
I’ll be honest, if I’m making this recipe for myself as an easy healthy lunch, I keep them as a full wrap and I don’t bother to slice them. I find this way I can stuff more goodies inside. They’ve quickly become one of my favorite gluten free lunch ideas for myself.
But when it comes to feeding kids, presenting appetizers, or using this recipe for easy entertaining, slicing them up into bitesized pinwheels is just FUN!
Words of advice: if you are using alternative flour tortillas (such as almond or cassava), it may be helpful to warm them a tad first so they become more malleable and you decrease the chance for breakage. I would also encourage keeping the fillings on the lighter side so that smaller tortillas will roll and secure easier.
Have fun, get rolling, and share your creations with us!Print
- 4 grain-free tortillas
- 1/4 cup plain hummus
- 8 slices nitrate/nitrite free turkey
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- 8 slices salami
- 1/4 cup sweet pimentos
- 1/4 cup banana peppers
- 2 Tbsp sliced black olives
- 1 handful spinach
- Place tortillas flat.
- Spread a thin layer of hummus on each tortilla.
- Layer 2 slices turkey, 1 slice cheese and 2 slices salami on each tortilla.
- Evenly divide pimentos, banana peppers, olives, and spinach on the 4 tortillas.
- Carefully roll the tortillas and filling ingredients and secure with toothpicks.
- Slice the pinwheels between toothpicks so that each section is secured with a toothpick.