I know what it’s like to have nothing to eat at a party. (Or worse-nothing to eat but hummus. ENOUGH WITH THE HUMMUS.) So when I hosted my dear friend SK’s baby shower a few weeks ago, I was determined to put together a menu that (almost) everyone could enjoy. I tweaked a few of my go-to party recipes to make them gluten free as well as vegan, and the guests loved it.
Fun fact: people love pinwheels. I made these for the baby shower and for our housewarming party back in January, and they disappeared quickly both times.
Besides being delish, they’re totally easy. Four ingredients, a mixing bowl, a little refrigeration and you’re done. Plus, who can resist a treat that’s vegan and gluten-free? Not me, I’ll tell ya that.
GF + Vegan Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels
A quick and easy party food that guests will love.
- 2 8-oz containers vegan cream cheese (like Tofutti, Daiya, or Kite Hill)* softened
- 2 cups dried cranberries chopped
- 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced
- 8 gluten-free tortillas**
Before starting, take the cream cheese out of the fridge and allow it to soften.
Chop cranberries and green onions and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add softened cream cheese to cranberries and green onions and stir until well-combined. (This could take some arm strength!)
Spread cream cheese mixture over each tortilla, then roll up tightly like a joint. (I kid, I kid.) Don't slice them yet!
Place rolled-up tortillas on a plate or cookie sheet and allow to chill in the fridge. Overnight is ideal, 30 minutes to an hour is also fine depending on how much time you have.
Right before you're ready to serve, slice tortillas into 1-inch (or so) slices. This would be a good time to eat a few since they'll all be gone the minute your guests arrive.
As you’re shopping, be mindful that many gluten-free products have egg or other gross additives. Always check your labels! I’ve linked to some good options in the recipe notes.