These Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups come with a Creamy Ginger Sauce for the perfect lightened up version of everyone’s favorite bagel and lox or a low-carb sushi alternative. 

If you’ve been around awhile, it’ll come as no surprise that I love finding healthier alternatives for meals that leave you feeling great! Throughout the years, I’ve developed quite a few recipes such as my Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers, Whole30 Burger Bowl, and a Spinach and Prosciutto Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekday dinner or slow Sunday brunch, I’ve got ya covered. However, that doesn’t mean I’m not always looking to add to my repertoire of recipes! 

In my pursuit, one of my favorite things to do is to find new ways to prepare smoked Salmon. Don’t worry, though! I won’t be forgetting about bagels and lox anytime soon. However, this recipe for Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups is the perfect way to incorporate smoked Salmon into your lunches. Made with a Creamy Ginger Sauce, they’re the perfect low-carb cure to all your salmon and sushi cravings while making sure you stick to your Whole30, Paleo, or Keto diet. 

Cucumber salmon roll up ingredients

Plus, teaching your kids how to make cucumber rolls is a fun way to get them involved in the kitchen! Of course, always be careful around sharp objects and knives, but once the cucumbers are sliced, your kids will love layering them up with all the goodies. You can even experiment with new ingredients and flavor combinations to help introduce them to new foods. 

The best thing to do is make a big batch for breakfast and save leftovers for snacks or light lunches later in the day and throughout the week. With no actual cooking involved, meal prep doesn’t get any easier! 

Ingredients Needed for Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups

While you can always add, remove, and experiment with ingredients, the original recipe for these Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups uses only 4 healthy, whole-food ingredients including:

  • Cucumber – Large, thick cucumbers are best for this recipe as they can be easily held and create long slices.

  • Smoked Salmon – The saltiness of smoked salmon is the perfect complement to the fresh veggies in these Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups, but you can use any meat you prefer!

  • Avocado – If you want to add a bit of spice, kick your avocado up a notch, and use guacamole instead.

  • Radish – Radishes add a nice flavor and crunch to these wraps. However, jicama, parsnips, and carrots would have a similar effect.
Creamy Ginger Sauce

Next up is the sauce! Like the roll-ups, it is made with only 4 ingredients and is low-carb for tons of flavor with 0 guilt. To it, you’ll need: 

  • Mayonnaise – If you want to add even more protein to this recipe, swap out the mayonnaise for Greek Yogurt.

  • Honey – Not only is honey great to add a hint of sweetness, it also helps the sauce stick to the roll-ups. Maple syrup would work as well.

  • Coconut Aminos – Made from the sap of the coconut plant, coconut aminos have a salty flavor similar to soy sauce.

  • Ground Ginger – To make this recipe easier, I recommend buying pre-ground ginger paste or the dry spice instead of chopping fresh ginger by hand.

How to Make Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups

As you might guess based on its minimal ingredients, learning how to make Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups is a super easy process! 

To make this recipe, start by adding the mayonnaise, honey, coconut aminos, and ginger to a small bowl, and whisk them together until well combined. Then, place the sauce in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. 

Now, trim the ends of the cucumber, and use a mandolin to create thin slices about ⅛ inch thick. 

Next, add the salmon, avocado, and radish to the end of each cucumber slice, and roll. Spear the roll with a toothpick, and repeat until all the cucumber slices have been used. 

To finish, let the Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups chill in the fridge for up to 2 hours, and enjoy dipped in the Creamy Ginger Sauce! 

low carb cucumber rolls

Health Benefits of Smoked Salmon 

When paired with the other amazing benefits found in fresh vegetables, ground ginger, and avocado, lunchtime doesn’t get much healthier than these Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups! We all know how beneficial seafood is to our diet, but do you know all the reasons you should be eating salmon? As if you needed a reason other than its yummy taste, it turns out salmon is an incredible source of nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, selenium, and more to keep you nourished and healthy. In my opinion, it should be classified as a superfood. I outline a few of the health benefits of salmon below, but if you’re looking for even more information, be sure to take a look at this article.

  • May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

  • Can Aid in Weight Loss

  • Can Help Fight Inflammation

  • May Help Protect Brain Cells from Damage

Meal Prep & Storage

Due to the high water content of the veggies, I do not recommend making these Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups very far in advance. However, if you do want to prep them ahead of time, I suggest keeping the ingredients separate from each other and assembling them right before eating. Or, if you prefer to make them in full, be sure to store the roll-ups in an airtight container. Whatever method of meal prep you choose, be sure to store your rolls for no more than 2-3 days at a time, and sprinkle the avocado with lemon juice or water to prevent browning. 

Of course, if you make these Cucumber Salmon Roll-Ups or any of my other recipes, please tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see your creations, connect, and share your page. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Stay tuned for new recipes, easy meal plans, decoration tips, and more every week! 

In the meantime, enjoy!


Cucumer Salmon Roll-Ups with a Creamy Ginger Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: dinner, lunch
Keyword: low carb, paleo, whole30
Servings: 1


Ingredients for Roll Ups
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 4 oz smoked salmon cut into strips
  • ½ avocado thinly sliced
  • 2 large radishes cut into matchsticks
Ingredients for Sauce
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 TB coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


  • To make the sauce, mix all sauce ingredients thoroughly and set them aside
  • Trim ends of the cucumber and then using a mandolin, slice cucumber lengthwise – about 1/8 thick set aside
  • Top cucumber sliced with salmon, avocado, radishes and carefully begin to roll up – then secure with a toothpick. Chill until ready to serve, up to 2 hours, and then serve with cucumber rolls

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