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Hummus and Hushwee Pinwheels

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Hummus is spread on a flour tortilla and topped with hushwee (meat and pine nut mixture), tomatoes, and feta then wrapped tightly and sliced. These flavor-packed hummus and hushwee pinwheels are perfect for stashing in lunchboxes or serving as a party appetizer or after-school snack.

Grabbing a hummus and hushwee pinwheel.

Looking for a new appetizer? Or just want something fun to eat and serve for lunch? These Hummus and Hushwee Pinwheels can give you both! Perfectly portioned for small snacking and serving while being delicious and something a bit different. To make it even more delicious, try making your own hummus. All you’ll need is a food processor and a couple extra minutes.


  • Tortillas: I like to use flour tortillas, as they’re soft and flexible for making wraps.
  • Hummus: Made from chickpeas, it’s naturally creamy, nutty, and packed with flavor. My favorite includes roasted garlic.
  • Lebanese Hashweh: A delicious beef and pine nut dish made with warm spices like cinnamon that pairs well with hummus.
  • Roma tomato: More firm than other tomatoes, they hold their shape better when chopped.
  • Feta cheese: Made from goats milk, it’s crumbly, soft, and tangy.
  • Parsley: Fresh herbs are a delicious way to finish any meal, and parsley is a bit peppery and clean.

How to Make Hummus and Hushwee Pinwheels

Heating ghee in a pan

Start your Hummus and Hushwee Pinwheels by making Lebanese hashweh. Heat up ghee in a pan over medium high heat.

Cooking onion in pan

Cook diced onions in the melted ghee until softened.

Cooking ground beef with onion

Add the ground beef and break it up while it browns.

Adding seasoning to ground beef

Season with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt and pepper.

adding pine nuts to hashweh

Once fully cooked, stir in toasted pine nuts and set aside.

Spreading hummus on tortilla

Next take your tortilla and spread hummus evenly over the surface, leaving about 1/4 inch clear around the edges.

Adding hushwee to toritilla

Cover the hummus with the Lebanese hashweh next.

Adding additional toppings to tortilla

Then top with chopped tomatoes, feta cheese, and fresh parsley.

rolling the tortilla into a pinwheel

Then slowly roll up the tortilla, like you would a burrito, until it’s an even shaped log. Slice evenly into one inch pieces, using one or two toothpicks to keep pinwheels secure.

Hummus and hushwee pinwheels.

Serve on a platter, and enjoy these fun Hummus and Hushwee Pinwheels!

Easy Substitutions

  • Switch the protein. Use ground lamb, turkey, or vegan beef instead of ground sirloin.
  • Change out the cheese. Not a fan of feta, or don’t have it? Use whatever cheese you have, or omit it.
  • Add or change vegetables. Add bell pepper, cucumber, or red onion.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I store leftover pinwheels?

Hummus pinwheels are best enjoyed within hours of making, as the hummus will make the tortilla soggy. I’d recommend keeping the ingredients separate and making just what you plan to eat.

What is a pinwheel?

Pinwheels are essentially just wrapped sandwiches, usually made with tortillas and cream cheese. I changed it up by using hummus.

Do I have to use toothpicks?

Toothpicks will help to keep the pinwheel wrapped, but you don’t have to use them.

Hummus and hushwee pinwheels.

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Liz eating hummus and hushwee pinwheel.

Regardless of who you’re serving, whether it be a group of adults, kids, or just yourself, these Hummus and Hushwee Pinwheels will be sure to please anyone.

No fork required.

Hummus and hushweh pinwheels

Hummus and Hushwee Pinwheels

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Hummus is spread on a flour tortilla and topped with hushwee (meat and pine nut mixture), tomatoes and feta then wrapped tightly and sliced. These flavor-packed hummus and hushwee pinwheels are perfect for stashing in lunchboxes or serving as a party appetizer or after-school snack.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 15 mins
TOTAL: 25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 large flour tortilla (burrito size)
  • 8 ounces hummus (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup Lebanese Hashweh – Ground Beef with Pine Nuts
  • 1 roma tomato (seeded and diced)
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • toothpicks (to secure)


  • Begin by cooking the Lebanese Hashweh – Ground Beef with Pine Nuts by following this recipe; set aside.
  • To assemble the pinwheels, lay the flour tortilla on a cutting board then spread with hummus leaving a 1/4 inch of space around the edges. Next, top with the cooked hashweh followed by the tomatoes, feta, and parsley.
  • Similar to wrapping a burrito, begin very slowly and carefully rolling the tortilla in to one long log. Don't be afraid to tighten as you wrap, this will help keep the pinwheels in place. Once wrapped, use a sharp knife to slice in to 1-inch pinwheels. Secure with one or two toothpicks then place on a platter to serve.


Serving: 2pinwheelsCalories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 18gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 618mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 434IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 174mgIron: 2mg

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