Basil Pesto Pinwheels

Basil Pesto Pinwheels

These delicious little morsels are one of our favorite Merlot pairings. The basil in the pesto brings out the dark berry flavors in our high-altitude Merlot. Easy to bake, they make a great party food or quick appetizer, or a side for a big Italian meal. Try these as a simple side for our Vegan Manicotti with Red Wine Tomato Sauce!


  • 1 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 package puff pastry sheets


To make pesto, blend basil, oil, pine nuts, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth.

Separate puff pastry sheets into thirds and roll out slightly. Spread pesto on top of the puff pastry and roll lengthwise into a log. Cut into 1/2 inch thick “pinwheels” and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve warm with Stone Cottage Cellars Merlot