These Tortilla Crab Wheels are loaded with crab, cucumber and egg. They pinwheels make a great appetizer or side dish. Made in under ten minutes, these crab tortilla rolls ups are so simple and delicious.

Six crab tortilla wheels topped with fresh chopped dill on a platter.

My hubby was raised in Uzbekistan so he was used to their culture and foods. When my mother-in-law would come stay with us she would cook and bake by their recipes. Using ingredients I never even heard. I really wanted to pick up some recipes so I could make something that tasted like home for my hubby. This was probably the first recipe I picked up from her. Though it’s super easy to make, I still felt like it was quite the accomplishment to serve something he was used to having back home.

My hubby and I really love crab, so what I like to do is add more crab than the recipe calls for. So for those of you that love crab, try adding more. 🙂

These Tortilla Crab Wheels recipe serves as a great appetizer or side dish if you are having a gathering. You can prepare the filling a day or two in advance and refrigerate it until the day of the party. Then, all you have to do is make the wheels and you have a great dish to serve. These crab wheels will be a hit at your next gathering.

Five crab tortilla pinwheels on a plate topped with chopped fresh dill.


  • tortillas
  • mayo
  • crab meat (canned or imitation crab)
  • cucumber
  • boiled eggs
  • fresh dill
  • salt & pepper
Step by step collage on what ingredients you need for crab wheels and how to make the tortilla crab wheels.


This recipe calls for crab meat. Though I used imitation crab, using canned crab meat or cooking crab and using the meat is also a great idea.

These pinwheels taste best when they are cold, so, keep them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. Just wrap the tortilla crab wheel tightly in plastic wrap and then refrigerate. The wheel can stay in the refrigerator great overnight.

Tortilla and crab pinwheels on a board topped with fresh dill, next to cucumber slices and dill.


  • Creamy Crab Dip– a dip recipe with a hint of jalapeños, peppers, and celery. A great recipe for parties, ladies night or even potlucks.
  • Crab Stuffed Salmon– salmon with a Parmesan crab stuffing with crab, celery, breadcrumbs, cheese and mayo. Read the reviews!
  • Crab and Cucumber Salad– a light and delicious salad recipe. Thin crab strips with cucumbers, topped with a spicy mayo dressing and panko breadcrumbs. So good!

These Crab Tortilla Wheels are great for any occasion. Hope you enjoyed this recipe!! Don’t forget to leave feedback, I love reading your comments.

Tortilla Crab Wheels

Author: Valentina
Recipe for Tortilla Crab Wheels. Pinwheels with crab, cooked eggs and cucumbers.
5 from 1 vote
These Tortilla Crab Wheels are loaded with crab, cucumber, and egg. They make a great appetizer or side dish. Made in under ten minutes, these crab pinwheels are simple and delicious.
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 24 pinwheels


  • 3 tortillas, burrito size
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 4 oz crab meat, cut finely
  • 3/4 cup cucumbers
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp mayo, for top
  • 3 Tbsp dill, divided


  • Align the tortillas into a row and have them slightly overlapping.
  • Distribute the mayo onto the tortillas.
  • Cut the crab meat into thin slices. Place atop the mayo and evenly over the tortillas.
  • Grate cucumbers. Spread evenly atop the rest of the ingredients.
  • Grate the eggs with or chop finely with a knife. Spread atop the cucumbers.
  • Season lightly with salt & pepper. Chop your dill. Add the dill.
  • Start at one end of the tortillas and roll tightly to the end. Keep the end part as the bottom, so tortillas won’t come undone.
  • Add mayo to top of tortillas. Add dill. 
  • Slice into 24 wheels and serve. (Great if serve fresh or refrigerated.)


38kcal Calories1g Protein3g Fat19mg Cholesterol68mg Sodium48mg Potassium40IU Vitamin A1.2mg Vitamin C8mg Calcium0.1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Tortilla Crab Wheels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 48mg1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)