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Spicy Tuna Pinwheels


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These spicy tuna pinwheels are the perfect bite-sized appetizer or snack. Layer the wraps with spinach and avocado, then add the filling and roll!

Spicy Tuna Pinwheels
This recipe was created in partnership with our friends at Blue Harbor Fish Co. 

Guys! I’m going to Palm Springs on Friday. And I am SO excited. My mom had the brilliant idea of going on a girl’s getaway months ago and we finally got around to planning it. Neither of us has ever visited Palm Springs before, so throw those recommendations my way! We are staying at the super funky Saguaro and I’m 98% sure I’m not cool enough for their vibe, but that’s ok.

The past couple of weeks have been busy – Clark’s mom was in town visiting, we’ve been filming recipe videos for fall and winter (think soup and sangria!), and trying to get ahead on new recipes.

I think pinwheels are the ultimate appetizer. They always look cute, they’re bite-sized, and they’re finger food. See? Perfect. I have never once been to a party or tailgate where there were any pinwheels left on a platter halfway through the shindig. True story.

These pinwheels are like sushi meets tailgate food. Think spicy tuna roll from your favorite sushi spot, wrapped up in a friendly, handheld tortilla for maximum convenience and portability. Ya feel me? These pinwheels are game day food GOALS.

And guess what? They’re EASY. Because I love you and I want you to have spicy tuna pinwheels in your life quickly and painlessly.

Spicy Tuna Pinwheels Wild Albacore
Spicy Tuna Pinwheels

Let’s talk seafood for a minute. Specifically, the tuna that’s inside of these pinwheels.

I’ll admit, I am a straight-up stickler when it comes to seafood. A little bit over the top, maybe, but sorry I’m not sorry. If it’s not sustainably caught and MSC-certified, we do not allow it in this household. Because otherwise, you have no idea what kind of nonsense you’re getting yourself into. Finding fish that meets my standards that is also affordable can be a challenge. Enter Blue Harbor Fish Co. with their convenient pouches of albacore tuna. 🙏🙏 Praise be, y’all.

Blue Harbor hand packs each pouch with clean, fresh-tasting fish. The only other ingredients are water and a touch of sea salt – unless we’re talking about their no-salt pouches which obviously, contain no added salt. And that MSC certification I mentioned a minute ago? It means that the Marine Stewardship Council is making sure that the tuna can be traced all along its journey from its origin to the package, that the tuna has been DNA-tested to ensure that it is actually tuna, and that Blue Harbor practices the kind of fishing that leaves ecosystems in-tact for future generations.

Wild Albacore
Spicy Tuna in Bowl
Spicy, snackable pinwheels made with tuna that you can feel good about? We are winning the appetizer game today, fam. 🙌 🙌 🙌

When you make these pinwheels, you better tell me about it on insta or in the comments. Did you make them for game day? What’s your team? Did you pack these for lunch or to pack in the cooler on a road trip?

This is a sponsored recipe created by me on behalf of Blue Harbor Fish Co. All opinions are my own and I’m beyond excited to have found a sustainable seafood brand that I can trust.


Spicy Tuna Pinwheels

Spicy Tuna Pinwheels – These spicy tuna pinwheels are the perfect bite-sized appetizer or snack. Ideal for tailgates and game day parties! Layer the wraps with spinach and avocado, then add the filling and roll!

These spicy tuna pinwheels are the perfect bite-sized appetizer or snack. Layer the wraps with spinach and avocado, then add the filling and roll!

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


9 oz. packet of Blue Harbor Fish Co. tuna

3 Tbsp. regular or vegan mayonnaise

2 Tbsp. Sriracha

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. cayenne

1 avocado

1 cup baby spinach

1 large tortilla


Open tuna packets, empty tuna into a medium-sized bowl, and shred using a fork.

Add mayonnaise, sriracha, black pepper, paprika, salt, and cayenne and combine.

Thinly slice an avocado.

On a tortilla, add a thin layer of baby spinach and avocado. Cover about 1/2 of the tortilla.

Thinly spread the tuna mixture on top of the spinach and avocado. Be careful not to overload!

Once the tuna is added, roll!

After rolling, slice into 8-10 pieces.


We recommend spreading a very thin coating of mayonnaise on the uncovered portion of the tortilla before rolling up. This helps it adhere to itself to prevent unrolling.


  • Serving Size: 1 pinwheel
  • Calories: 64
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 227 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg

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  • Jeremiah
    June 6, 2018

    Your calorie count is off. There’s approximately 900 calories in this recipe, not 68.

    • thefitchen
      June 10, 2018

      The calorie count is for each individual pinwheel.

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