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Caprese Pinwheel Sandwiches - A Speedy Lunch


And so my sandwich week continues. 

This is my favourite sandwich yet. I've done nothing but think about this one since I made it and speedily ate it yesterday. Oh it's so, so good. I have to buy some more flour tortillas to make some more of these tomorrow.

The flavours are those of a Caprese Salad, but instead of mozzarella I used a base of Philadelphia with garlic and herbs, added all my toppings and finished it off with a layer of Leerdammer before rolling it.

I was originally planning to wrap these up and cut them in half. I'm so glad I decided to slice them into pinwheels.They're so bonnie served up on a pretty plate.

They'd be great for a party or a wee one's packed lunch. I'm already thinking up some other flavours to try.

What would you fill pinwheel sandwiches with?

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Caprese Pinwheel Sandwiches

August 27, 2015

A quick but super tasty lunch that's easy to put together and has so much flavour.
  • 1 four tortilla
  • 100g Philadelphia with garlic and herbs
  • a few fresh basil leaves
  • ½ ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • 4 large sun blushed tomatoes, sliced into strips
  • 3 slices Leerdammer
  • a good grinding black pepper
1. Spread the tortilla with a thick layer of Philadelphia and top with basil leaves.2. Next add both types of tomatoes evenly across the tortilla.3. Grind some pepper over the toppings and finish off with three slices of Leerdammer, like a blanket on top.4. Roll firmly from one side to the other and slice into pinwheels. Serve face up.5. Enjoy!
Total time:
Yield: makes one plate of pinwheel sandwiches

My sandwiches so far:
  1. The Leerdammer BLT (beet, lettuce and tomato)
  2. Falafel and Red Pepper Stack 
  3. Bean, Spinach and Red Pepper Quesadillas

I hope I've inspired you to try something new for lunch this week. 
Tune in each day for more lunchtime inspiration. 

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Disclosure: Leerdammer are paying me to develop recipes for them. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Caprese is The Vikings favourite salad so these would be a huge hit. Love how gloriously summery they look x

  2. Kate @ Veggie DessertsFriday, 28 August, 2015

    Great idea! These look special but are quick and easy. Lovely :)

  3. Fabulous flavour combination here, I just love Leerdammer and these pinwheels are so pretty and great for kids!

    1. Thanks Camilla, not tried them out on Cooper yet, but I will do soon.

  4. I do love me a wrap - and the combo of cheese, tomatoes and my beloved Philly is a winner! These would be great for picnics too...

    1. They would go down a treat at a picnic and yes a good combination of flavours.

  5. These do look lovely Jac. I always have wraps in the freezer and my grandsons love pinwheel sandwiches as do we. Cheese is usually involved somewhere, but avocado/guacamole is also really lovely as it's sticky enough to hold the pinwheels together.

    1. Oh yes avocado is a good idea Janice. I'll give that a try.

  6. The colours are so summery and as we eat with our eyes we love this before we even taste it!

  7. These look so beautiful and sounds like a perfect filling to me!

    1. Thanks and yes it was good! Having it again today actually.

  8. They look delicious and very bonnie indeed. I think I'd try and get avocado in if I could - love avocado and cheese.


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