Whip up these simple smoked salmon cucumber rolls in just a few minutes with just a handful of ingredients! This easy, no-bake recipe is a game-changer, whether you’re looking for a delicious appetizer, a satisfying snack, or even a light meal.

A salmon cucumber roll being dipped into soy sauce.

For this recipe, fresh and crunchy cucumber wraps around savory smoked salmon and creamy avocado. Then, we add a sprinkle of sesame seeds for a burst of flavor in every bite. It’s a combination that’s not only quick and easy but also absolutely irresistible.

Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply treating yourself to a healthy snack, these smoked salmon cucumber rolls are always a good choice!

What Is a Salmon Cucumber Roll? 

Salmon cucumber rolls are inspired by cucumber sushi. They feature thinly sliced strips of cucumber wrapped around various fillings. 

For this recipe, we use just a handful of ingredients including salmon, avocado, and seasonings. However, you can easily mix and match different items to make these rolls your own! 

Ingredients You Need

  • Cucumber – Use large, English cucumbers. They have thinner skin and fewer seeds than other varieties, making them easier to peel. 
  • Smoked Salmon – Use cold or hot smoked salmon, and opt for any variety you like best! 
  • Avocado – Use a ripe avocado, and smash it into a smooth paste. 
  • Salt and Pepper – Adjust to taste. 
  • Black Sesame Seeds – Technically optional, these add a slight nutty flavor and crunch. 

How to Make Quick Salmon Cucumber Rolls

  1. Prepare the cucumber. Rinse the cucumber, and cut off both ends. Then, use a vegetable peeler to slice long strips. 

Note: When you hit the seedy part and are not able to peel an even strip, turn the cucumber over, and slice from the other side. You will get about five to six strips of cucumber per side! 

  1. Arrange. Arrange the cucumber slices next to each other, overlapping them slightly. Then, use a dry paper towel to pat the cucumber dry and remove any excess moisture.
  2. Layer. Next, spoon the mashed avocado over the cucumber, near one end. Then, add the salmon on top.  
  3. Roll. Starting with one end of the cucumber, roll the vegetable onto itself. Secure the roll with a toothpick. 
  4. Slice. Use a sharp knife to slice the cucumber roll into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Season. Sprinkle the rolls with salt and pepper to taste. Then, add a sprinkle of black sesame seeds, and enjoy! 
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Flavor Variations

  • Protein – Not a fan of salmon? No worries! Feel free to use any cooked protein source you like best. Sliced turkey, cooked shrimp, or crab all make great options. 
  • Cream Cheese – Add to or replace the avocado with cream cheese for an even richer flavor. 
  • Hummus – Again, add to or replace the avocado with your favorite hummus. This adds a boost of healthy fats and extra flavor! 
  • Herbs and Spices – Add a sprinkle of everything but the bagel seasoning, dried dill, parsley, or even capers to boost the flavor. 
  • Veggies – Add carrot sticks, more cucumber sticks, or jicama for added crunch and nutrients. 

Tips and Tricks for Success

  • Don’t Forget to Dry the Cucumbers! This is crucial to help the rolls stick together and prevent them from becoming soggy. Pat each strip with paper towels or parchment paper to absorb any excess moisture. 
  • Avoid Overfilling the Rolls. Layer the ingredients just to the edge of the cucumber, leaving space to allow for rolling. Keep the layers fairly thin, or the cucumber strips will be too full to roll. 
Smoked salmon cucumber rolls on a plate with soy sauce.

Serving Suggestions

You can easily enjoy these salmon cucumber rolls on their own. However, they also make for great sides and appetizers! Try pairing them with options like: 

How to Store

These smoked salmon cucumber rolls are best served right away while they’re still fresh. However, if you have leftovers you can transfer them to an airtight container. They will stay fresh in the fridge for one to two days. 

More Salmon Recipes to Try 

Can’t get enough salmon in your life? We feel the same way! Dive into some of these other simple salmon recipes!

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls with Avocado

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Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Prepare these smoked salmon cucumber rolls with just six ingredients and a few minutes for a nutritious snack, appetizer, or main course!


  • 1 large English cucumber
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1 avocado mashed
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Black Sesame Seeds on top


  • Thoroughly rinse the cucumber, and slice off both ends.
    1 large English cucumber
    A cucumber on a parchment paper sheet.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, slice the cucumber into long, thin strips. NOTE: When the seedy part is reached, turn the cucumber, and slice on the other side. There will be roughly 5-6 strips per side.
    A cucumber being sliced into strips.
  • Slice the smoked salmon into bite-sized strips, and layer them on top of each other.
    3 ounces smoked salmon
    Layered cucumber strips.
  • Use a paper towel or parchment paper to pat the cucumber strips dry, absorbing any excess moisture.
    Hands using a paper towel to dry cucumber strips.
  • Spoon the mashed avocado over the cucumber near one end. Then, layer the salmon pieces on top.
    1 avocado
    Avocado and salmon layered over cucumber strips.
  • Roll the cucumber strips over themselves, securing the roll tightly. Spear with a toothpick to hold the roll together, if desired.
    Salmon cucumber roll being rolled.
  • Slice the cucumber roll into bite-sized pieces. Season the rolls with salt, pepper, and black sesame seeds to taste.
    Salt to taste, Black pepper to taste, Black Sesame Seeds on top
    A salmon cucumber roll being sliced.
  • Serve immediately, and enjoy the refreshing smoked salmon cucumber rolls with creamy avocado filling!
    Smoked salmon cucumber roll pieces.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 1532mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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