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Snail Snack Recipe

Snail Snack Recipe

This silly-looking snack may appear to be moving at a snail's pace, but it goes together - and disappears - quick as a wink.


  • Mayonnaise or whipped cream cheese
  • Large tortilla (square if possible)
  • Lettuce or baby spinach
  • Sliced deli meat of your choice
  • Sliced cheese of your choice
  • Gherkin pickles
  • Chive stalks


1. If necessary, trim the rounded edges of the tortilla to make it square, then spread on a thin layer of the mayo or cream cheese.

2. Layer on the lettuce or baby spinach, then the meat and cheese, and roll it up tightly.

Snail Snack - Step 3

3. With the seam on the bottom, slice the tortilla into 2-inch-wide pinwheels. For the snail's heads, cut a pickle in half at an angle. Poke two small holes in the uncut ends and stick pieces of chive with knots at one end in each for antennae.

4. Slip each pickle half under the edge of a pinwheel, securing them together with a toothpick, if necessary. Makes 4 to 6 pinwheel sandwiches.