Cucumber Sushi

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This recipe makes homemade sushi easy. We roll salmon, cream cheese, avocado and veggie into a crisp cucumber roll. The salmon and cream cheese are rich and savory. The cucumber roll and vegetables are crisp and refreshing. Satisfy your sushi craving with this nutritious, low-carb alternative.

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    What Is a Cucumber Roll?

    Using a clever slicing technique, we can turn a fresh cucumber into a classic sushi roll. 

    We use a potato peeler to slice long, thin strips of cucumbers. We lay out these strips, side-by-side, to create a bed of cucumber. Then we add sushi, cream cheese, and avocado, and roll it up! 

    This is an easy sushi recipe that is great for beginners who have never made sushi at home. And it’s much healthier than traditional restaurant sushi!

    Is Cucumber Sushi Healthy? 

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      Let’s take a look at the main ingredients:

      • Cucumbers
      • Salmon
      • Cream cheese
      • Carrots
      • Avocado

      Cucumbers, salmon, carrots, and avocados are natural, nutritious ingredients. Each has its own list of health benefits. Include them in any recipe, and you’ve got a healthy, scrumptious meal. 

      But what about cream cheese? Is dairy healthy? 

      Here’s what we know. Dairy is full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and natural fat energy. But if everyone consumed dairy all of the time, dairy farming would become abusive and unsustainable…

      Let’s be mindful of our dairy intake. Buy dairy that comes from pasture-raised cows and try to eat less. 

      Sugar is what makes food unhealthy.

      Classic sushi adds white rice (refined grains) to their rolls which means they are practically full of sugar. 

      Add 450g of sugar to this recipe (35g/serving) and you’re looking at heartburn with an energy crash. (And you’ll be scouring the pantry for your next sugar snack within the hour.)

      Omit the sushi rice, and this recipe becomes nourishment. The ingredients provide vitamins, minerals, protein, and quality, whole-food energy. 

      Enjoy this pesto chicken wrap knowing it supports your well-being. Learn more about eating less sugar here. 

      Enjoy this cucumber sushi knowing it supports your well-being. Learn more about eating less sugar here.

      Cucumber Sushi Tips

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      1. Swap out the protein

      Feel free to add to or replace the salmon with any protein you like best. White fish, shrimp, or crab all work great. 

      2. Make it vegetarian

      For a plant-based option, swap out the salmon for tofu instead. 

      3. Include different fillings

      Mix and match all your favorite sushi fillings to make this recipe your own! Add to or replace the ingredients with options like asparagus, ginger, green onions, or wasabi paste for a hint of heat. 

      4. Don’t forget dessert

      Finish off your meal with a chewy fudge brownie, healthy chocolate chip cookies, or apple samoas cookies to satisfy your sweet-tooth cravings with zero sugar and zero guilt!

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        Cucumber Sushi

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        Cucumber Sushi
        Prep Time:20 minutes
        Cook Time:20 minutes


        • 1-2 long English cucumbers cut thinly ⅛ inch
        • 2 oz – thinly sliced salmon
        • 3-4 Tbsp – full fat softened cream cheese
        • 1 Tbsp – shredded carrots
        • ½ avocado thinly sliced


        • 1 Tbsp – mayo
        • ½ tsp – sriracha


        • Slice your cucumber in half lengthwise. This gives the cucumbers a flat, stable surface for further cutting.
        • With the flat side of the cucumber flat against the cutting board, use a potato peeler to thinly slice the cucumbers lengthwise into long strips of cucumber. Continue slicing until there is no cucumber remaining.
        • Lay the cucumber strips vertically, overlapping them ⅓ to half the width on each side.
        • Dry with a paper towel or clean dish towel.
        • Cut the bed of cucumber stips in half horizontally. You now have two beds of cucumber strips. (These will become two cucumber rolls).
        • At the base of the cucumber bed, spread softened cream cheese. Then add shredded carrots, salmon, and avocado.
        • Starting from the base, vertically roll up the ingredients into one long sushi roll.
        • Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the other bed of cucumber stirps.
        • Slice into classic sushi roll bites, and garnish with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with sauce.



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        Recipe from Neutral Eating:
        Servings: 2
        Author: NEUTRAL EATING
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