Easy Tuna Pinwheels and a Sunkissed Picnic with Nobilo Wines and MSC

by M Caroline
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These easy tuna pinwheels are a winner both for taste and for the environment.

As a food lover, sustainable food and drink are on my mind a lot lately. The news is filled with credible reports our natural world is in grave danger, and it’s easy to feel lost and helpless. Happily, there are ways you can protect the earth and its creatures, and enjoy fantastic meals at the same time.

sun filled outdoor picnic with Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc by a mountain lake

A sunny picnic on the shores of Okanagan Lake is the perfect way to celebrate life’s simple pleasures, sustainably, with Nobilo Wines and the MarineStewardship Council (MSC). Nobilo and the MSC bring the best of land and sea home to you.

This easy easy tuna pinwheel is a perfect choice for a sunny outdoor picnic by the lake. The light and mild flavor of MSC certified flaked white wild albacore tuna is a perfect compliment to a fresh, chilled glass of Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc!

Just serve up with some fresh fruit, spread out a blanket, and enjoy! If you’re looking for some extra indulgence, serve your fruit with this chocolate fruit dip.

picnic overlooking a lake with Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc wine and pinwheels with MSC certified tuna and fresh veggies

Let’s start with wine

After all, most great picnics start with wine, and this time we have a fantastic choice that’s good for the environment, too: Nobilo’s Sauvignon Blanc proudly certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

It’s a wonderful choice for an outdoor picnic, with fresh, crisp, refreshing, citrusy, with tropical fruit flavours that pair perfectly with seafood!

Easy Tuna Pinwheels with Fresh Veggies

These easy tuna pinwheels are perfect as an appetizer or a snack. They’re ideal for a picnic, since they’re so easy to eat just with your fingers. Plus, they’re quick to make and tasty!

Even better, they’re made with MSC certified tuna. MSC lets you enjoy a world of wild seafood that’s certified sustainable, so it’s good for the oceans too.

Overfishing is the single biggest threat our oceans face today, so it’s important to shop sustainable fish. Luckily, buying sustainable fish is as easy as looking for the MSC blue fish label when you shop. I used MSC sustainably sourced flaked white wild albacore in these tuna pinwheel sandwiches.

tuna pinwheels made with MSC certified tuna and fresh veggies

What you’ll need

Don’t be deterred by the long ingredient list in this tuna pinwheels recipe – it only takes a few minutes to put together!

  • 1 can MSC certified white tuna flakes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 large tortillas
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
pinwheels made with MSC certified tuna and fresh red pepper, carrots, avocado and green onions

How to make these easy tuna pinwheels

In a medium bowl, mix tuna, mayonnaise, cheese, Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc and green onion. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Peel and pit the avocado. In a small bowl, mash avocado with the lime juice. Spread half of the avocado mixture on each tortilla.

Pat spinach, sweet red pepper and carrots with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Sprinkle the spinach, sweet red pepper and carrots over the avocado. Spoon the tuna mixture over the vegetables and roll the tortillas up tightly. Slice into one inch pieces. Refrigerate until serving.

Where to find Nobilo Wines and MSC certified seafood

You can find Nobilo wines in the New Zealand section at retailers across Canada, including the LCBO, Sobeys and Loblaws (Ontario), at BC Liquor Stores and at private retailers in BC. Give it a try – Nobilo is great value for the price.

Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc white wine and fresh fruit by the beach on a mountain lake

MSC certified sustainable seafood can be found at hundreds of grocery stores, on hundreds of products (fresh, frozen, canned), and on all your favourite types of seafood, including tuna (used in our recipe today), haddock, tuna, sweet shrimp, salmon, and so much more!

Finding MSC options varies a bit by region and retailers, but you can find great MSC products at Loblaws, Whole Foods Markets, Costco, Walmart, Sobeys and other retailers. We found plenty of MSC choices at our local Superstore.

MSC certified flaked white tuna Presidents Choice
Yield: 16

Easy Tuna Pinwheels with Fresh Veggies

Easy Tuna Pinwheels with Fresh Veggies

These easy tuna pinwheels are perfect as an appetizer or a snack. They’re a great choice for a picnic, since they’re an easy finger food.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can MSC certified white tuna flakes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 large tortillas
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix tuna, mayonnaise, Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc, cheese, and green onion. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Pit the avocado and scoop out the insides. In a small bowl, mash avocado with the lime juice. Spread half of the avocado mixture on each tortilla.
  3. Sprinkle the spinach, sweet red pepper and carrots over the avocado.
  4. Spoon the tuna mixture over the vegetables and roll the tortillas up tightly.
  5. Slice into one inch pinwheel pieces. Refrigerate until serving.

Notes

These are best fresh, but can be stored for two days in the fridge.

If you want a no alcohol version, you can skip the Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc, but consider keeping it in! It's only a 2 teaspoons, but you'd be surprised what a nice burst of flavor it adds!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 86mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 3g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.
easy tuna pinwheels packed with fresh veggies
tuna pinwheel sandwiches
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Nellie Tracy June 5, 2019 - 3:51 pm

Great recipe for summer picnics!

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Joss June 11, 2019 - 11:12 am

These are just perfect for a picnic. They look and taste superb! I love that you have sustainability in mind as well.

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Nina June 11, 2019 - 8:32 pm

I love a good picnic and this recipe is just perfect!

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Sean@Diversivore June 14, 2019 - 1:46 pm

Love the use of veggies in your pinwheels! I often find pinwheel recipes a little underwhelming, but this is so full of bright and healthy vegetables (plus the wonderfully sustainable seafood of course!). Love the use of avocado too. Cheers!

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Terri Gilson June 20, 2019 - 4:00 am

I love tuna, but I love wine more than just about anything and this looks delicious! I also miss pinic’ing in the Okanagan – it’s been a few yrs and this post made me ache to go back. Can I buy that wine in Alberta?

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