These spinach dip pinwheels are a great little appetizer or summer snack! These are served cold, no baking needed. Just mix up the dip, spread it on a tortilla wrap and roll! Slice into bite-sized pinwheels.
★ Why You’ll Love this Recipe ★
This spinach dip is very easy to make, starting with Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix! This seasoning packet will the base for awesome flavor with minimal effort.
The spinach dip filling for these pinwheels can served as a dip with fresh vegetables like baby carrots or crackers. I like to serve half the filling as a dip, and some as pinwheels. So you are getting a two-for-one appetizer recipe here!
★ What do these pinwheels taste like? ★
These spinach dip pinwheels are creamy and rich with flavor. The medley of vegetables bring a freshness to these pinwheels to complement the rich creamy texture. Water chestnut add a little bit of crunch and green onions add a mild spice and bite.
Choose a vegetable based tortilla for an extra layer of flavor! You can go with whole wheat, spinach or tomato tortillas. All of them are good choice and compliment this dip. It also add an element of color! Experiment and see what you like the taste of best.
★ Ingredients You’ll Need ★
You’ll need some raw vegetables, seasoning, and a creamy base to make the filling. Then roll that up into any flavor tortilla you want.
Here’s exactly what you’ll need:
- Spinach. I use frozen chopped spinach but you can also use fresh spinach and chop it yourself if you prefer.
- Carrot. One carrot, peeled and grated adds flavor, texture, color and vitamins!
- Cream cheese. You’ll ideally want to pick up whipped cream cheese. The light and fluffy texture makes the filling ingredient much easier to mix together. If using a block of cream cheese, you may need an electric mixer (or some serious elbow grease as my dad would say) to combine everything.
- Sour cream. Just a touch of sour cream adds a tart note to this dip, enhancing the freshness and flavor of the filling.
- Mayonnaise. This tried and true condiment gets mixed in to add a smooth richness that also helps hold the filling together. (you only need a little bit!)
- Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix seasoning. This seasoning mix comes in little packets and is where all the magic happens! If you want to jazz up your spinach dip, this is just what you need.
- Water chestnuts. This fun little ingredient adds a refreshing crunch to an otherwise creamy filling.
- Green onion. This adds a mild spice and a lot of freshness which balances out the creaminess nicely.
- Flour tortillas. These come in a variety of flavors like spinach, tomato, or whole wheat.
★ How to Make these Spinach Dip Pinwheels ★
- Fix mix together spinach, carrot, sour cream, cream cheese, mayonnaise, Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix seasoning, water chestnuts and green onions.
- Cover and chill the dip filling.
- Next, spread chilled spinach dip filling onto tortillas.
- Roll up tortillas to form a log.
- Finally slice into pinwheels, chill and serve!
- Make a dip from the leftover filling by adding more sour cream and mayonnaise to taste.
Easy! Check out the one-minute video below the recipe to see these pinwheels being made start to finish.
★ FAQs ★
Should the spinach dip be hot or cold?
These pinwheels are served cold. If you’re looking for a hot spinach dip, check out my hot Spinach Artichoke dip recipe!
Can you eat the filling as a dip?
Yes! I recommend adding in extra mayo and sour cream to thin out the filling and make it more like a dip.
What vegetables and crackers are best with this served as a spinach dip?
Any dry cracker will be great with this serves as a dip. I like butter crackers, bagel chips, Melba toast, Wheat Thins, Ritz crackers, multi-grain cracker, even pumpernickel bread is is delicious!
Any raw vegetables would be good with this spinach dip including baby carrots, broccoli florets, cauliflower, bell peppers and cucumbers.
How long do these pinwheels last in the fridge?
These spinach dip pinwheels will last up to 24 hours in the fridge before they will start to loose flavor and become soggy. It’s best to assemble the pinwheels immediately before serving.
I would not recommend freezing these pinwheels.
★ More Recipes You’ll Love ★
Want more appetizer ideas?
This easy recipe for spinach dip pinwheels was featured on South Your Mouth!
Spinach Dip Pinwheels
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, squeezed to remove liquid
- 1 carrot, peeled and grated
- 4 oz sour cream**
- ¼ cup mayonnaise**
- 8 oz whipped cream cheese*
- 1.4 oz packet Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
- 8 oz water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 6 whole wheat tortillas
- In a large bowl, stir to combine spinach, carrot, sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, vegetable recipe mix seasoning, water chestnuts and green onions.
- Cover spinach dip bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or over night.
- Once chilled, remove plastic and stir. Then spread a little less than ½ cup of spinach dip onto each tortilla all the way to the edges and then tightly roll the tortilla up to form a thick log.
- Slice each rolled log 4-5 pinwheels.
- Arrange pinwheels on a platter and serve cold.
- Use any extra filling to serve as a dip. Add extra mayo and sour cream to thin as desired.