Ham & Pesto Pinwheels

We love making these appetizers using our favorite pesto combination of kale and pistachios, but you can create your own combination using a variety of nuts and greens. (For inspiration, check out the mix-and-match chart in Issue 5 of our eMagazine.) ~ Alan

* As featured in Issue 1o of Adventures with Tea eMagazine!

Ham & Pesto Pinwheels

Ham & Pesto Pinwheels

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword ham, kale, pesto, pistachio, tortilla
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Author Alan & Marlys Arnold - Adventures with Tea


For the Pesto:

  • 2 cups Kale leaves washed
  • 1/4 cup Pistachios
  • 6 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic smashed
  • 3 Tbsp A Walk in the Woods brewed tea
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Asiago cheese

For the Pinwheels:

  • 4 Flour tortillas large
  • Deli ham slices
  • Cream cheese softened


  1. Combine all the pesto ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Drizzle in a bit more tea or olive oil as needed for proper consistency.
  2. Right before serving, place tortilla on a plate, then spread with cream cheese and pesto. Top with ham slices, then roll into a tight log. (Use a bit of cream cheese to seal the edge if needed.) Cut off both ends, then slice remaining log into 1” slices and arrange on serving platter. Makes about 2 dozen pinwheels.


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