Japanese Sandwich Bites

As a parent,  you learn to be creative!  If your kid has an accident and you don’t have an extra pair of clothes, you improvise.  When they are painting and they run out of a color they ‘have to have’, you google ‘how to mix colors’.  When you are in need of a quick easy keto snack, you can have to make one up like these Japanese Sandwich Bites!

This Japanese Sandwich Bites came about kind of in the same way!  My kid requested a sandwich but given we didn’t have any bread…I had to improvise.  So I opened the fridge, looked at what we had and created this dish for her.

Japanese sandwich bites with cucumber, cheese, turkey, kewpie mayo, and tomatoes all held together with a toothpick served on a wooden serving board.

After I was done, I said “here you go”. She ate one and looked at me and said “it’s yummy papa, but it isn’t a sandwich”!!

This easy snack is keto friendly and also surprisingly very packed with flavors given the simplicity of the ingredients.

Japanese sandwich bites with cucumber, cheese, turkey, kewpie mayo, and tomatoes all held together with a toothpick served on a wooden serving board top down shot

I feel like the tomato and cucumber texture really complement one another and really give a juicy crunchy bite!

One ingredient I highly recommend for this dish is Kewpie Mayo.  This is Japanese mayo and the taste is very different from your Best Foods or Hellman’s brand.

Japanese sandwich bites with cucumber, cheese, turkey, kewpie mayo, and tomatoes being picked up by the toothpick.

It is much more creamier and sweeter than the American style mayos.  You can try with American mayo, but I don’t think it would give it that creamy texture that sets things off.

Now, let’s get making these Japanese Sandwich Bites!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Total Time 5M
  • Net Carb/Piece ~0.2g
  • Servings 8 Pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 Persian Cucumber
  • 8 Cubes 1/2″ by 1/2″ Mild Cheese (we use Colby Jack)
  • 1-2 Slices Roasted Turkey
  • 8 Drops Kewpie Mayo
  • 4 Whole Cherry Tomato
  • 8 Toothpicks

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (1)

2) Peel the Persian cucumber’s skin off every other stroke with a peeler.  Cut 8 slices that are about 1/2 inch thick.

Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (20)

3) Cut cheese into 8 cubes measuring around 1/2 X 1/2 inch (doesn’t need to be exact).  Place on top of cucumbers.

Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (21)

4) Take 2 slices of roasted turkey and cut into 1/2 inch width slices.  Roll up each strip and place on top of the cheese.

Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (22)

5) Add a small squeeze of Kewpie Mayo onto the turkey.

Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (8)

6) Slice tomatoes in half and place a toothpick through the center top of each tomato.

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7) Pick up tomatoes by the toothpick and stick it through each turkey/cheese/cucumber combination.

Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (11)

Hope you enjoy your Japanese Sandwich Bites!

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Japanese sandwich bites with cucumber, cheese, turkey, kewpie mayo, and tomatoes all held together with a toothpick served on a wooden serving board.

Japanese Sandwich Bites

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto appetizer. Turkey, cheese, tomato, cucumber and mayo makes this recipe a healthy snack or appetizer. Net Carb / Serving ~0.2g. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe so quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: keto asian snack, keto quick bites, keto snacks, lowcarb asian snack, lowcarb quick bites, lowcarb snacks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 bites
Print Recipe
Calories: 24kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Persian Cucumber
  • 8 Cubes Mild Cheese 1/2" by 1/2"
  • 1-2 Slices Roasted Turkey
  • 8 Drops Kewpie Mayo
  • 4 Whole Cherry Tomato
  • 8 Toothpicks

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (1)
  • Peel the Persian cucumber's skin off every other stroke with a peeler. Cut 8 slices that are about 1/2 inch thick.
    Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (20)
  • Cut cheese into 8 cubes measuring around 1/2 X 1/2 inch (doesn't need to be exact). Place on top of cucumbers.
    Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (21)
  • Take 2 slices of roasted turkey and cut into 1/2 inch width slices. Roll up each strip and place on top of the cheese.
    Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (22)
  • Add a small squeeze of Kewpie Mayo onto the turkey.
    Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (8)
  • Slice tomatoes in half and place a toothpick through the center top of each tomato.
    Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (23)
  • Pick up tomatoes by the toothpick and stick it through each turkey/cheese/cucumber combination.
    Japanese Sandwich Bites Recipe (11)

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 69mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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