Hummus and Carrot Pinwheels

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Tortilla pinwheels are unbelievably easy to make and are a great option to serve the kids. They are fun to eat, lend well to just about any ingredient, and they are easy to enough to make that they kids can join in too!

These hummus and carrot pinwheels are fresh and light-tasting, yet filling enough as a lunch option for the kids. Made with raw, grated carrots, and homemade nutty hummus, they make for a delicious and healthy finger food for all.


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 meal that my kids devoured!


These hummus and carrot pinwheels are easy to prepare lunch to serve to the kids and lend well to a healthy packed lunch option. Cut into two-bite portions, these are ideal for little hands to handle and can be added to your list of baby-led weaning appropriate foods.

The condiment options are endless. Replace the hummus for guacamole or another of your favourite dip or spread. Here are a few that we love:

Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Broccoli Pistachio Pesto
Green Olive and Pistachio Tapenade
Sweet Potato Hummus



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Yields: Serves 2
2 large whole-wheat tortillas
2 small carrots, peeled and grated
about 1/2 cup hummus or other dip or spread


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.



  • 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!

  • 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! ;-)))

      • 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 ;-)

  • Alli Smith

    These Hummus pinwheels look so good and would make the perfect lunch or snack. Have fun on your vacation. My husband and I are thinking about taking our first trip to Italy this summer. I do hope you’re going to blog about your vacation. :)

    • I have written many posts about my time in Italy…there’s just so much more to write about when I’m there ;-)

  • Heather @ Kraus House Mom

    They look quick and easy. My kids love anything wrapped or rolled. These will be perfect at the beach this summer.

  • Jeanette

    I don’t know if this is the hunger talking but oh my gosh does this look good. I love hummus and I love carrots what a great idea I’m totally stealing this.

  • I LOVE hummus but have never thought to pair it with carrots before.
    What an interesting twist. We only ever eat hummus with chips so this is an interesting twist!

    • Have you never eaten hummus with carrots as a dipping tool? It’s a healthy and fresh combo!

  • MrsMuffinTop ©

    So simple but so amazing! This looks so good, I can’t wait to try it with my kids! With a side of olives and fruit for dessert.

  • I do enjoy pinwheels. They are easy for little hands to pick up too. I haven’t tried hummus yet.

  • tiaras and tantrums

    Now this looks delish! I am totally making this for lunch tomorrow for me and my girls. We eat the carrots and the hummus and the rollups – but never together!

  • Janna C.

    What a healthy snack for the whole family! I like that it has carrots coz that’s one of my fave veggies.

    • We use carrots as a dipping tool so I figured they would be delicious inside the wrap, mixed with the hummus.

  • We are always on the go so a quick healthy snack is a total winner. They look like they transport well so they could even eat them on the go. I’ve never given the kids hummus but maybe we can try it out.

    A vacation sounds good, vacationing in Italy sounds even better.

  • This a really good quick and easy snack and/or lunch option! I had never thought of using hummus in pinwheels before.

  • Taty Pradilla

    What a great and delicious idea! Perfect for anytime really. I want to have it now

  • Jennifer S.

    These are look tasty! These would make a great snack in the afternoon!

  • Jeanine @

    Oh these look just delicious! Not too hard for me either so I’m sure I could pull these off for my littles!

  • Stephanie Pass

    My husband and son love hummus. They would totally devour this snack. In fact, I’m going to try this out on my son next week for after school snacks.

  • Such a healthy snack! I think I’m the only one who loves hummus here at home..

    • It is! We Ll love hummus here so this is the perfect go-to light meal or snack for us!

  • This recipe look so good and healthy too!! I can’t wait to try this one!!

  • Erin

    I’ve made Italian pinwheel rolls before, but never carrot and hummus. It looks and sounds delicious! Hummus and carrots taste good and hummus and bread tastes good, so this should be pretty tasty. Can’t wait to try it.

  • rika agustini

    My husband loves hummus! This is a great lunch recipe idea