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smoked salmon cucumber roll ups on skewers
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4 from 6 votes

Smoked Salmon Roll ups

Smoky, tangy and easy to prep, these smoked salmon roll ups are an easy party appetizer. Low carb, gluten-free, and ready in minutes.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 125kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 long English cucumber cut in two and ends removed.
  • ½ cup cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup smoked salmon cut into strips

Instructions

  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel the cucumber into 6-inch (approximately) strips.
  • Blot the cucumber strips gently with a paper towel to absorb excess moisture.
  • Gently spread about 1-2 teaspoons of cream cheese along the length of the cucumber.
  • Press a strip of smoked salmon on top of the cream cheese, then roll the cucumber up as tightly as possible.
  • Secure with a toothpick, if they don't say rolled up on their own.

Notes

Storage
This recipe must be served fresh; assemble no more than 30 minutes before serving.
Blot the cucumber
Blotting extra moisture off the surface of the cucumber helps the cream cheese stick to the cucumber slices.
Variations
  • Fresh herbs– consider wrapping up some fresh dill, basil or chervil in your roll-ups
  • Salmon alternative– strips of ham or turkey could also be tasty wrapped up in these roll-ups
  • Cream cheese alternative– cashew-based dips could be a great dairy-free alternative; make sure you use something thick that will stick to the cucumber and not slide off

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of batch | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 170mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.4mg