Strawberry Walnut Pinwheel Snacks


Prep Time: 24 minsServings: 6
This upgraded, sweet-and-savory version of the favorite snack from the 90s which doubles as a finger food snack or party app, features juicy California strawberries and crunchy California walnuts, along with Neufchatel, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, and microgreens. It’s a nourishing delight for the senses!


  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the walnuts and toast while stirring occasionally until desired brownness, about 2 ½ minutes. When cool enough to handle, roughly chop the walnuts.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the Neufchâtel, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper and blend with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Fold in the strawberries, then the walnuts.
  4. With a flexible spatula, spread about ½ cup filling over each tortilla, like it’s a pizza crust. Roll each up tightly.
  5. Slice about ¾-inch off each end of the rolled tortillas. Then slice each rolled tortilla into 6 uniform-size pieces.
  6. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 4 days.
  7. To serve, stand each sliced pinwheel piece on a cut edge, like it’s sushi; splatter with balsamic glaze; top with microgreens; and, if desired, sprinkle with additional black pepper.


By Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN

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