Cucumber Wrapped Philly Roll

This Cucumber Wrapped Cream Cheese Sushi Roll recipe, also known as an inside-out Philadelphia roll, has sashimi grade salmon and cream cheese all wrapped up in a refreshing thinly sliced cucumber! A perfect cucumber wrapped sushi roll!

If you’re a sushi lover, you might just fall in love with these cucumber wrapped salmon and cream cheese rolls.

Made with either sashimi grade salmon or cold smoked salmon, these low carb & keto friendly, rice-less sushi rolls will satisfy your cravings!

Cucumber wrapped cream cheese sushi roll made with sashimi grade salmon being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

What is Cucumber Wrapped Cream Cheese Sushi Roll?

Salmon, cream cheese, topped with kewpie mayo is rolled in thinly sliced cucumber making this a healthy low carb, keto friendly sushi roll.

What ingredients do I need and how do you make cucumber wrapped Philly rolls?

  • Salmon – use sashimi grade salmon cut into  Found in many Asian supermarkets.  You can also use smoked salmon.
  • Cream Cream – purchase the block cream cheese and cut into 1/2 x 1 inch sticks.
  • Cucumbers – Persian or Japanese cucumbers work best since they have a crunchier texture and less of the middle seeded sections.
  • Kewpie Mayo – Japanese mayo found in most Asian supermarkets.  It’s richer and creamier with a sweet umami flavor.
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds – toasted sesame seeds are found in most supermarkets or Asian supermarkets.
  • Soy Sauce – optional used for dip (low sodium preferred)

Is this sushi roll good for losing weight and is it a keto sushi roll?

Traditional, Philly cucumber sushi rolls are probably not the best food for losing weight considering the carbs in sushi rice.

However, this sushi roll does not include any rice.  It’s low in carbs and calories and high in protein so a great option for weight loss!

And yes, this is a great sushi roll to make for a keto diet!

How do you cut cucumbers for sushi rolls?

Unless you have awesome knife skills, the best way to slice the cucumbers for the wraps is to use a mandoline to slice them into thin strips.

For the cucumber to use inside, cut the cucumbers twice long ways and then into bite sizes pieces.  Scroll down to the instructions for picture illustrations.

Sashimi grade salmon being prepared to be used in a cucumber wrapped cream cheese sushi recipe.

What kind of salmon should I use for this sushi roll recipe?

You can use sushi grade salmon found at many Asian or Japanese grocery stores or use smoked salmon depending on what you prefer.

Just note, if you use smoked salmon, don’t dip it in soy sauce otherwise it will taste very salty.

What is Kewpie mayo?

Kewpie mayo is Japanese mayo that is slightly sweet and richer than American mayo.  You can find Kewpie or Japanese mayo at Asian or Japanese grocery stores.

Tips for making this cucumber cream cheese sushi roll recipe?

  • Cut cream cheese into block straight out of the refrigerator. Don’t let cream cheese get to room temperature.
  • Use sashimi grade salmon found in Asian grocery stores.
  • Use a mandolin to slice the cucumber very thin.
  • Crunchy types of cucumber work best.  Persian, Japanese (kyuri) or baby cucumbers are some great options.
  • Dip in soy sauce and wasabi if using sashimi grade salmon.  If using cold smoked salmon, enjoy it as is with no sauce.

Cucumber wrapped cream cheese sushi served on a wooden serving board.

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Now, let’s get started making this Cucumber Wrapped Philly Roll!

  • Prepping Time 10M
  • Total Time 10M
  • Net Carb/Piece ~0.5g
  • Servings 12 Pieces

Ingredients

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Cut cream cheese into 1/2 x 1 inch and set aside.  You’ll need a total of 12 pieces.

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3) Cut 1 cucumber into 1/2 x 1 inch pieces and set aside.  You can do this by cutting cucumber in half longways and then cutting it in half again longways.  Then cut the strips into 1 inch lengths as shown below.   You will need a total of 12 pieces.

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4) Cut salmon into 1/2 x 1/2 inch cubes and set aside.  You will need a total of 12 pieces.

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5) Use the other cucumber and a mandoline to make 12 thinly sliced cucumbers long ways.  If you don’t have a mandoline, you can also use a vegetable peeler or knife, but the slices have to be thin enough to wrap without breaking.

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6) Lightly sprinkle Toasted Sesame Seeds onto one side of the cucumbers and then flip the cucumber over to the other side.

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7) Place a piece of salmon and cucumber in the middle of the sliced cucumber, followed by a piece of cream cheese and a light squeeze of Kewpie Mayo.

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8) Take the thicker end of the sliced cucumber 1st and fold over, then fold the other end over to form a roll.  Serve with Soy Sauce if you are using sushi grade salmon.  Smoked salmon has enough flavor without soy sauce.

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Cucumber wrapped cream cheese sushi roll made with sashimi grade salmon being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Cucumber Wrapped Philly Roll

This Cucumber Wrapped Cream Cheese Sushi Roll recipe, also known as an inside-out Philadelphia roll, has sashimi grade salmon and cream cheese all wrapped up in a refreshing thinly sliced cucumber! A perfect cucumber wrapped sushi roll!
5 from 9 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: cucumber wrapped sushi, keto sushi rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Rolls
Print Recipe
Calories: 32kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Salmon sashimi grade
  • 1 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 Whole Cucumbers Persian/Japanese
  • 2 tbsp Kewpie Mayo can sub with regular mayo
  • 2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce optional if you use sushi grade salmon

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Cut cream cheese into 1/2 x 1 inch and set aside. You'll need a total of 12 pieces.
  • Cut 1 cucumber into 1/2 x 1 inch pieces and set aside. You can do this by cutting cucumber in half longways and then cutting it in half again longways. Then cut the strips into 1 inch lengths as shown below. You will need a total of 12 pieces.
  • Cut salmon into 1/2 x 1/2 inch cubes and set aside. You will need a total of 12 pieces.
  • Use the other cucumber and a mandoline to make 12 thinly sliced cucumbers long ways. If you don't have a mandoline, you can also use a vegetable peeler or knife, but the slices have to be thin enough to wrap without breaking.
  • Lightly sprinkle Toasted Sesame Seeds onto one side of the cucumbers and then flip the cucumber over to the other side.
  • Place a piece of salmon and cucumber in the middle of the sliced cucumber, followed by a piece of cream cheese and a light squeeze of Kewpie Mayo.
  • Take the thicker end of the sliced cucumber 1st and fold over, then fold the other end over to form a roll. Serve with Soy Sauce if you are using sushi grade salmon. Smoked salmon has enough flavor without Soy Sauce.

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Nutrition

Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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