Avocado, Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels

Have you been looking for an easy way to change up lunch? If so, these Avocado, Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels are a nice change to a classic sandwich.

Avocado Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels: Perfect for your office lunch or a twist on your kids lunchbox. Get creative and change up your sandwich with a wrap!

Avocado Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels: Perfect for your office lunch or a twist on your kids lunchbox. Get creative and change up your sandwich with a wrap!


You know, I love to change up lunch. I mean, that is the reason I started MOMables and the whole premise behind my first cookbook, The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet. This recipe is from that cookbook, and it also happens to be one of my husband’s favorites.

My favorite thing about wraps and pinwheels is that no two wraps are ever alike since any ingredient you have in the fridge can be tightly wrapped and called a meal.

You know that avocado that is a bit too ripe and you aren’t sure what to do with it? Mash it. Use it in a wrap, but never let it go to waste!

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When it comes to wraps, there are many options out there. You can purchase classic wraps or large flour tortillas, gluten-free varieties, and even grain-free/paleo wraps (these are pricey but a great option if you can’t have grains). Of course, you can change it up with spinach, sun-dried tomato, and other varieties. Changing up the tortilla or wrap will make your office lunch an endless array of incredible meals.

The key to the perfect wrap or pinwheel for your lunch box: use as few ingredients as possible. I try to limit it to 4 or 5 max since over stuffing tends to break any wrap. Remember; this isn’t pizza or taco night where the more toppings, the merrier.

Avocado Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels: Perfect for your office lunch or a twist on your kids lunchbox. Get creative and change up your sandwich with a wrap!

To build a wrap or pinwheel, you’ll need a base and 2-3 toppings. In these I used avocado, but often I use hummus. For the toppings, I added shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese, because sharp cheese makes me smile. I chose bacon because, well, there is bacon. Bacon not only adds crunch to each bite but also lots of flavor.

Instead of piling on the veggies inside my wrap, I put them on the side. This made my lunch wrap easy to roll and keeps everything from getting soggy. No one likes a soggy wrap.

What’s your favorite ingredient in your lunch wrap?

Avocado Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels: Perfect for your office lunch or a twist on your kids lunchbox. Get creative and change up your sandwich with a wrap!

Avocado, Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels

Avocado Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels: Perfect for your office lunch or a twist on your kids lunchbox. Get creative and change up your sandwich with a wrap!

I love the combination of avocado and bacon. The sweet flavor of ripe avocado paired with the crunchy salty flavor of bacon is definitely worth each savory bite.

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 8-inch flour tortilla
  • 1/4 avocado, mashed
  • 2 slices (15 g) bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons (15 g) of cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mash avocado and mix with mayonnaise.
  2. Place flour tortilla on a flat surface and spread the mayonnaise avocado mixture evenly throughout the flour tortilla.
  3. Top with crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.
  4. Roll tortilla tightly. Cut tortilla roll in half, and then into 1-inch pieces.

 

Leave a Reply 7 comments

Lily - January 23, 2017 Reply

Is there anything I can substitute the mayo with or can I just leave it out completely?

    Laura Fuentes - January 23, 2017 Reply

    You can leave it out for sure. why not mash the avocado onto the tortilla? This way, the bacon and cheese will adhere and the pinwheel will form well.

Sandra Buys - January 28, 2017 Reply

I am always worried about avocado turning brown that’s why so far I have avoided them for school lunches. Do you have any tips for that?

    Laura Fuentes - January 28, 2017 Reply

    when wrapped inside a pinwheel the browning shouldn’t be too bad. mixed with salsa it slows down the browning to.

April T. Taylor - June 6, 2017 Reply

If the pinwheels are in a lunch prepared in the morning, how do you keep the avocado from browning?

    Laura Fuentes - June 9, 2017 Reply

    you can youse a little Natureseal, which is a product I now love! Or after cutting, keep together as one piece. Enjoy!

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