Creamy Salsa Pinwheels

Super easy 4 ingredient Creamy Salsa Pinwheels!

It’s only been a week and a half, and my kids are already begging for something new and exciting in their lunch boxes.

Creamy Salsa Pinwheels to the rescue!!

Creamy Salsa Pinwheels

If you have kids who are in school and require a school lunch, you know the struggle.

It’s real.

I’ll be honest, my kids are at the age where I let them pack their own lunch, but I have to approve of what they pack. I’m not dumb. I know they’ll try to sneak insane amounts of goldfish crackers or far too many cookies.

It never fails.

Creamy Salsa Pinwheels

One of the easiest things for my kids to pack are pinwheels.

They’re a nice change of pace from the typical sandwich; and since these creamy salsa pinwheels are packed full of black beans and this amazing new salsa flavored cream cheese spread from Challenge, well, it’s a lunch option I am definitely happy with.

Can we talk about this cream cheese for a second?

It’s incredible. The flavor is so fresh because it’s made from real, all natural vegetables! You can actually see the vegetables (peppers, onions, jalapeños and garlic) in there! It has a nice kick to it, but nothing too crazy spicy that the kids won’t enjoy it.

Creamy Salsa Pinwheels

I also love to spread it on a toasted bagel, top it with an egg and a light sprinkle of fresh chopped cilantro.


Creamy Salsa Pinwheels

But for lunches, snacks and can’t-keep-your-hands-off-it appetizers, spreading the salsa cream cheese in these delicious pinwheels, is where it’s at!

Couldn’t be easier too!

I just placed a can of rinsed and drained black beans in my food processor and pulsed until they were smooth. Then I spread the beans on a tortilla, topped it with the Salsa Cream Cheese and a little cilantro. Roll it up, slice it and serve!

Creamy Salsa Pinwheels

Hooray for easy lunch box fixes!

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Creamy Salsa Pinwheels

Creamy Salsa Pinwheels are perfect for a quick snack or easy on the go lunch!
Prep Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 black beans, 14.5oz can, rinsed and drained
  • 3 large tortillas
  • 8 oz. Challenge Salsa Cream Cheese*, see notes
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cilantro, freshly chopped


  • Place the black beans in a food processor and pulse until the beans are smooth and spreadable.
  • Spread the black beans onto the 3 tortillas, spread the Salsa Cream Cheese on top of the black beans and finish with a sprinkle of cilantro on top.
  • Roll tortillas up tight and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in fridge for 30 minutes and then slice into small pinwheels. Enjoy!
If unable to find the salsa cream cheese - use 8oz plain cream cheese spread and 1/4 cup salsa and blend together until smooth and creamy.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: black beans, Cream Cheese, pinwheels, roll up, salsa, tortillas
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 disclosure: This post is in partnership with Challenge Dairy. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make I Wash You Dry possible. 

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
18 Responses
  1. Giavanna Banks

    Would love to make these pinwheels but have been unable to find the salsa cream cheese in any stores around town do you have an alternative for the salsa flavored cream cheese?

  2. Vonn

    Well I would love to be able to make these cause they sound delish but I have been unable to find the salsa cream cheese in any of the stores around town. Do you have a different alternative for the salsa cream cheese?

  3. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    We are loving this cream cheese spread too. And the strawberry is so good too! These pinwheels are so fun! My kids would love these for their lunch boxes!!!

  4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    I love pinwheel sandwiches… they’re one of my favorite party foods! Or, ya know, lunch box snacks 🙂 These look incredible – I MUST find that cream cheese!

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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