Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups {gluten-free, paleo, keto, Whole30}

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Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups

Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups

I am not sure about you, but I don’t think we have ever watched more movies at home than we have in this last year. Movie night became a big part of our 2020 stay-at-home plan.

What I love about movie nights at home, besides being able to pause the movie to get up for a bathroom break whenever I want, is obviously the home field advantage on movie snacks. I love curating a snack situation that works for me vs. the standard fare of popcorn and candy from a theater.

Listen, I am all for enjoying those foods if that’s your preference, but for me, if I straight carb-out on snacks, there is a good chance I’ll be crashing out before the movie ends and that’s definitely no fun!

These Turkey Avocado Pinwheels are a bite-sized snack, perfect for movie night that you can throw together in a jiffy and you can totally customize them to your family’s preferences. With protein and healthy fats being the main focus, then I make sure I have some kind of salty, crunchy carbs snack to pair with it. Some gluten-free crackers, potato chips, popcorn, etc.

These Turkey Avocado Pinwheels are so family-friendly, and you can  customize the ingredients to your crew. Best part, I love that you can just pop one in your mouth. Fuss-free!

Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups

Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups

Besides the turkey that has a dual role as wrapper, the California Avocado is the star here. Bringing all the healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and of course, so much flavor. Rather than your standard sandwich condiments the avocado becomes the featured flavor!

To ensure you’re enjoying locally grown avocados, be sure to check for California on the label from spring through summer!

Here are some fun ways that you can customize this movie-friendly snack.

Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups

Options for Your Turkey Avocado Pinwheels

Single-serve: If you don’t want to mess with rolling up the big log to cut the single pinwheel rounds; you can keep it super simple and make them one at a time. This is a fun way to get the kiddos involved and allows for everyone to fully customize their roll for movie snack night. , 

Wrapped in Tortillas: If you want your pinwheels to have a bit more structure, to add another element, roll up a single tortilla of your choice with the deli meat, avocado and veggies inside, then cut into pinwheels. 

Add cream cheese: If dairy is an option for you, the internet is full of deli meat pinwheel recipes that include cream cheese. You can actually roll out a block of slightly softened cream cheese into a rectangle between two sheets of plastic wrap: then layer the deli meat, flip it over, spread the smashed California Avocado on top of the cream cheese, add your veggies, and roll into the log. The log can get chilled to firm up and your pinwheels are a bit more circular in shape.

Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups

Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups

Other options to include with your Deli Meat Roll-ups:

  • Shredded lettuce, greens or cabbage
  • Any type of shredded cheese you like
  • Kimchi, thinly sliced or other fermented or pickled veggies
  • Olives (sliced thin)
  • Pickles (julienned or thinly sliced) 
  • Tomatoes (thinly sliced) or sun-dried tomatoes
  • Mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • Roasted garlic or caramelized onions
  • Condiments: like mayonnaise (a spicy mayo is real nice), green goddess sauce, hot sauce, mustard, balsamic glaze, ranch dressing, garlic aioli, etc

Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups

Turkey Avocado Pinwheels // Deli Meat Roll-ups {gluten-free, paleo, keto, Whole30}

gluten-free, paleo, keto, Whole30, nut-free, egg-free, AIP-friendly
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 12 slices of sturdy deli turkey, see notes
  • 1 large ripe, Fresh California Avocado, smashed
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cucumber, seeds removed and cut into thin strips
  • sprouts or greens of your choice
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • pepperoncini rings or other spicy peppers
  • see additional options above


  • On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, arrange your deli meat slices into three or four rows, being sure to overlap the sliced so you can roll it up.
  • Spread on the smashed California Avocado.
  • Layer on your ingredients.
  • Carefully, using the parchment paper to get a tight roll, roll the whole thing into a log of sorts.
  • Slice into individual pinwheels, using toothpicks to hold them together and for serving.
  • You can also make single serve roll-ups and let each family member make their own.


This post and recipe were created in partnership with the California Avocado Commission. I am proud to work with brands that care about the health of their consumers and the planet. As always, all opinions, ideas and text are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Tasty Yummies.

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