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Deliciously savory smoked salmon pinwheels rolled up with a flavorful chive and dill cream cheese and tons of fresh spinach. This easy, healthy appetizer comes together in just 10 minutes for the ultimate party food or snack!

Easter is right around the corner and not only am I excited about making my favorite carrot cake recipe but also I AM HERE FOR ALL THE APPS. Anyone else?

Deliciously savory smoked salmon pinwheels rolled up with a flavorful chive and dill cream cheese and tons of fresh spinach. This easy, healthy appetizer comes together in just 10 minutes for the ultimate party food or snack!

I have fond memories of Easter, which is why it continues to be one of my favorite holidays. When I was young, my auntie Roxie would make us feasts that were so gigantic you could feed a room of Viking warriors, or at least that’s what it seemed like when I was little and my stomach could only handle one tiny plate full of mashed potatoes. Our typical menu consisted of pineapple and clove ham, turkey mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet corn (sometimes creamed), au gratin potatoes and green beans. Dessert was usually a French Silk Pie from Baker’s Square (who else remembers BS?!).

To me, there’s nothing better than those mini chocolate eggs and jelly beans to deviled eggs, bacon wrapped dates and of course MY MORNING CINNAMON ROLLS if you’re feeling really adventurous. GIVE IT ALL TO MEH. #dramatic

smoked salmon pinwheels on a cutting boardThis year I’ve got another easy appetizer for you to add to your menu: smoked salmon pinwheels! They’re ridiculously simple to make, healthy, can be made ahead of time and are the perfect way to add a little color to your menu.

Not into celebrating Easter? That’s fine! Make these for a healthy on-the-go lunch!

smoked salmon pinwheels on a cutting boardHow to make Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Step 1: Lay out 2 of your favorite burrito-sized wraps. We like to use spinach, but whole wheat or gluten free wraps would also work well!

spinach wrap with cream cheese, spinach and smoked salmon on a boardStep 2: Mix together cream cheese, fresh dill, chives, and garlic powder in a bowl. If you want to simplify the recipe even more, I suggest using a chive or dill cream cheese. Spread all over both tortillas.

hands rolling up a smoked salmon pinwheel wrapStep 3: Add spinach and smoked salmon on top. Tightly roll up and then cut into 1 inch rounds. Enjoy!

smoked salmon pinwheels on a cutting board I love how simple, delicious and healthy these pinwheels are! If you’re not into smoked salmon, feel free to sub smoked turkey deli meat!

See how to make the smoked salmon pinwheels:

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Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 16 pinwheels
  • Serving size: 4 pinwheels
  • Calories: 264
  • Fat: 14.8g
  • Saturated fat: 6.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.0g
  • Sugar: 2.1g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 12.3g
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack
Prep time: 
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Deliciously savory smoked salmon pinwheels rolled up with a flavorful chive and dill cream cheese and tons of fresh spinach. This easy, healthy appetizer comes together in just 10 minutes for the ultimate party food or snack!
Ingredients
  • 2 burrito style spinach wraps (or can use any burrito size wrap)
  • 4-6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • ½ tablespoon chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2-3 cups spinach
  • 4-6 ounces smoked salmon
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, dill, chives, and garlic powder. Mix until well-incorporated and creamy.
  2. Lay out both wraps and evenly spread the cream cheese onto each one, leaving about a half inch of room around the edges. Spread the cream cheese out to the edge on one side, as you’ll use this side to “seal” the pinwheel.
  3. Evenly distribute the spinach between your two tortillas, followed by the smoked salmon.
  4. Tightly roll up each wrap, tucking in the ends as you go. It’s important to roll these as tightly as possible so that the pinwheels stay together when cut.
  5. With a small serrated knife cut the edges off of each wrap, and then cut each one into ½ inch rounds. You should get about 14-16 pinwheels, 7-8 per wrap.
  6. Feel free to assemble as-is or stick a toothpick into each pinwheel to serve. Serves 4.
Notes
To make dairy free: Use a vegan cream cheese such as Kite Hill.

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats

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Deliciously savory smoked salmon pinwheels rolled up with a flavorful chive and dill cream cheese and tons of fresh spinach. This easy, healthy appetizer comes together in just 10 minutes for the ultimate party food or snack!