Buffalo Chickpea Pinwheel

As demonstrated in the “Food, Family, Football” episode of Live It – October 2017

Watch the episode here.

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  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or about 2 cans drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup crumbled or shredded cheese of choice (e.g. blue, feta, Monterey Jack, cheddar)
  • ½ cup Buffalo sauce (or less to taste)
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery or radish
  • 3 10″ tortillas


  1. Place chickpeas, ¼ cup cheese and buffalo sauce into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is reached. The mixture may be left a little chunky or processed until very smooth like hummus. Alternately, the ingredients may be mashed in a bowl with a potato masher. 
  2. Add contents of the food processor to a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ¼ cup of cheese, green onion and celery/radish. Stir to combine.
  3. Lay the tortillas out on a clean, flat work surface. Divide the mixture evenly among the 3 tortillas. Spread the mixture out to cover the entire tortilla.
  4. Gently roll the tortillas up as tightly as possible. 
  5. For best results, refrigerate the rolled tortillas for about 30 minutes to firm up.
  6. Carefully slice the tortillas to desired thickness using a serrated knife. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Serving Size: ¼ roll
Yield: 12 servings

Calories  141.6

Total Fat  3.7 g

Saturated Fat  1.4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat  0.5 g

Monounsaturated Fat  0.5 g

Cholesterol  5.6 mg

Sodium  450.8 mg

Potassium  147.8 mg

Total Carbohydrate  20.7 g

Dietary Fiber  3.8 g

Sugars  2.4 g

Protein  5.9 g

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit www.chwchospital.org/live-it.