Creamy Dreamy Sandwich Swirls

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Can you eat a vegan diet and still have great party food? Too right, you can!

These cute little finger food sandwich swirls are great for any gregarious gathering or fun-filled festivity. Whether you are organising a kids’ birthday treat or an indulgent cocktail party with bubbly and canapés, these will be the best thing since sliced bread. (aarrrhh, sorry just couldn’t resist the pun!)

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In the last couple of weeks I’ve had so much fun joining a couple of virtual potlucks. If you’ve never come across these before please let me introduce you to Angie’s (The Novice Gardener) Fiesta Friday. It’s a real feast for the eyes and includes mouthwateringly tempting dishes from all around the world. If you can’t be at a party in person, this has got to be the best virtual foodie gathering there is  – the atmosphere is incredibly supportive, encouraging and kind!
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Another exciting new venture was started by An Unrefined Vegan blogger Annie with Bunny Kitchen’s Poppy and Angela from Canned Time. The Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck has been going for three weeks and has attracted delicious offerings from Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream to the cutest Mini Cinnamon Rolls (plus plenty of savoury dishes too, in case you’re wondering about my sweet tooth!). Can’t wait to see what everybody is sharing this week.
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I’m sure to bring my offerings to Fiesta Friday #26 and VVLP this week. These little canapés are just made for sharing.

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Pinwheel Sandwiches

Makes 16
The little sandwich spirals are also a fun way to add variety to lunchboxes.

4 slices of sandwich bread, crusts removed
Savoury filling:
100g dairy-free cream cheese
2 tbsp each of finely cubed yellow and red pepper
1 tbsp finely sliced chives
¼ tsp mild paprika

Sweet filling:
100g cream cheese
5 strawberries, finely chopped
1 tsp icing sugar
zest of ½ orange

Blend the cream cheese in a bowl until smooth, then add the remaining ingredients. Using a rolling pin, flatten out the bread slices.
Spread the filling right to the edges and carefully roll up until you have four ‘mini Swiss rolls’. Freeze for 30-40 minutes (they’ll slice more easily) and cut each roll into four pieces.

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In case you’re wondering about the vegan cream cheese, here are the two varieties that are most commonly available in the UK.
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They come in various flavours but my favourite is the plain type as it’s so versatile. Anything goes, from chocolate cheesecake to stirring into a savoury pasta sauce.


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This recipe was originally published in my monthly column for
Vegetarian Living (July 2014)

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42 thoughts on “Creamy Dreamy Sandwich Swirls”

  1. These look gorgeous! Perfect for a summer party!

  2. adorable!!!! i wanna gobble them up! 😀

  3. Ahh, how cute!! I know what I’m making for my next picnic!

  4. these sandwich swirls looks so cute little bites….yum yum…

  5. These look so cute and dainty- thanks for bringing them to FF 🙂

  6. They look so cute! Perfect to bring to a potluck, and no cooking or baking involved! Thanks for the info on VVLP. Will check it out when I make a vegan dish. I do, sometimes. 🙂

  7. They look sooooo good, that I’d love to have two-three..or more! 🙂

  8. Happy Happy Fiesta Friday!! Oh my goodness…I’m in love with these little sandwich spirals!! They’re the perfect finger food… so delicious…and so perfect to bring to our party today!
    I love how you have them in a banana! That’s so freaking adorable!
    Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!! ❤

    • Thank you Prudy! I wrote the recipe for the ‘lunchbox essentials’ in my column. I knew the editor wouldn’t go for the cocktail sticks as kids could mess around with them in their school lunchbox but I just couldn’t resist sending it. They look like mini lollypops.

      My other half is away working and I’m having the most delicious, indulgent time looking through all the post from this week.

  9. Gorgeous presentation! 😀

  10. The perfect party food, thanks for sharing -yum!

  11. The sandwich swirls are perfect for a party! Thanks for sharing them at the Fiesta!

  12. Wowww… This is really yummmm😃!! Great idea…

  13. Your sandwiches look delicious Chava, my wife makes sandwiches like this too! I love them 🙂

  14. Happy FF! These pinwheels are adorable and look quite delicious! yum!

  15. Your Creamy Dreamy Sandwiches look so yummy and I like the presentation too 🙂

  16. Yummy, thanks for posting!
    This is my go-to party recipe: http://sweetseatstreats.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/jalapeno-cheeseball/

  17. These one-bite pinwheels look and sound delicious! Perfect for parties or treating yourself to something fun!

  18. Your sandwich swirls are lovely! I’m so happy to have discovered your blog 🙂

  19. Yummy filling also chopped dates and chopped glacé ginger with cream cheese

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