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Keto Cream Cheese California Sushi Roll


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California sushi rolls are one of those dishes that look so innocent and delicious at first glance, but it’s actually loaded with carbs.  The sushi rice is obvious, but the imitation crab meat is what often flies under the radar.  It depends on the exact brand, but imitation crab meat is usually made from fish, sugar, coloring and often carries a hefty net carb total with it.  Lucky enough though, you can make your own low-carb/keto California Rolls pretty easily.  Combine this with our other sushi recipes and you can have yourself a low-carb/keto sushi party at home!  This recipe is similar to our Bacon Wrapped California Rolls, but we simplified it by using cucumbers instead of the bacon wraps and adjusted the crab mix to present a more creamy bolder flavor!  If you are curious, the reason we don’t use seaweed is because it becomes soggy once it touches the crab mix.  The traditional version avoids this because the sushi rice protects the seaweed from getting moist, but with no rice, seaweed won’t stay crispy.  Anyway, so the next time you are in the mood for some sushi low-carb/keto style, give this one a try!  Enjoy this paired with one of our miso soup recipes and you will feel like you are eating these delicious rolls at a local sushi bar!

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This dish is low-carb/keto friendly at around ~2g of carb per 12 pieces.  This sushi tastes very similar to your traditional California rolls with LCA’s special touch of added crunch and a little heat on the finish, while of course making it low-carb/keto!

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For this dish, the special ingredients you would need are Kewpie Mayo, Swerve/Monkfruit and Rice Vinegar. You can pick up everything up on Amazon or a local Asian supermarket. Please note that using regular mayonnaise such as Hellman’s or Best Foods will change to taste profile of the dish, but you can substitute if you would like.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 15M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/per 12 Pieces ~2g

Servings 24 Pieces

Ingredients

Cream Cheese California Roll

Dipping Sauce

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Peel the avocado and cut into 1/4″ slices longways and and then again in half short ways per picture below.  You will need 24 pieces. Here is how we cut avocado if you are interested.  Set aside.

3) Cut cream cheese into 1 oz slices (using the marker on the cream cheese wrapper).  Then cut into 1oz sticks into 1/8s, so each 1 oz of cream cheese will yield 8 pieces and set aside. You will need 24 pieces.  Set aside.

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4) De seed jalapeno (leave some seeds in there for the spice) and finely dice.  Set aside.

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5) Drain canned crab meat from water VERY well by pressing the meat down with a spoon. There can be no water in there or it will affect the end texture.  In a mixing bowl , add crab meat, Kewpie MayoSwerve/Monkfruit, Rice Vinegar, and diced jalapenos.  Mix well until potato salad-like consistency.  Set aside.

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6) On a plate, sprinkle Toasted Sesame Seed and set aside.

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7) Use a slicer to make 24 thinly sliced cucumbers long ways.  If you do not have a slicer, you can also use a vegetable peeler or knife, but the slices do have to be very thin.  Place the sliced cucumbers on top of a paper towel and use another paper towel to pat dry.  Once dried, transfer cucumber slices on top of the sprinkled Toasted Sesame Seed as pictured below.

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8) In the middle bottom half of each sliced cucumber, place a piece of cream cheese and avocado.  Follow this up with about 1/2 tsp of the crab mix as shown on picture below.

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9)  Grabbing the bottom of each cucumber, carefully roll upwards to form roll.  Repeat with all the rolls and transfer to serving plate.  Serve with optional dipping Soy Sauce.

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Hope you enjoy our Keto Cream Cheese California Sushi Roll! If you are looking for other low-carb/keto sushi ideas, be sure to check out our growing Recipe Index full of Asian Inspired low-carb/keto recipes!

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Keto Cream Cheese California Sushi Roll

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Cream Cheese California Sushi Roll. Enjoy this delicious fusion sushi at only ~2g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: creamcheesesushi, cucumbersushi, ketocaliforniaroll, ketosushi, lowcarbcaliforniaroll, lowcarbsushi
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 Pieces
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Ingredients

Cream Cheese California Roll

  • 6 oz Can Crab Meat in Water (shredded or lumps)
  • 4 tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 1/2 tsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 1/4 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 4 Whole Persian or Japanese Cucumber
  • 1/2 Whole Avocado
  • 3 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 Whole Medium Jalapeno
  • 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seed

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Peel the avocado and cut into 1/4" slices longways and and then again in half short ways per picture below.  You will need 24 pieces. Here is how we cut avocado if you are interested.  Set aside.
  • Cut cream cheese into 1 oz slices (using the marker on the cream cheese wrapper).  Then cut into 1oz sticks into 1/8s, so each 1 oz of cream cheese will yield 8 pieces and set aside. You will need 24 pieces.  Set aside.
  • De seed jalapeno (leave some seeds in there for the spice) and finely dice.  Set aside.
  • Drain canned crab meat from water VERY well by pressing the meat down with a spoon. There can be no water in there or it will affect the end texture.  In a mixing bowl, add crab meat, Kewpie Mayo, Swerve/Monkfruit, Rice Vinegar, and diced jalapenos.  Mix well until potato salad-like consistency.  Set aside.
  • On a plate, sprinkle Toasted Sesame Seed and set aside.
  • Use a slicer to make 24 thinly sliced cucumbers long ways.  If you do not have a slicer, you can also use a vegetable peeler or knife, but the slices do have to be very thin.  Place the sliced cucumbers on top of a paper towel and use another paper towel to pat dry.  Once dried, transfer cucumber slices on top of the sprinkled Toasted Sesame Seed as pictured below.
  • In the middle bottom half of each sliced cucumber, place a piece of cream cheese and avocado.  Follow this up with about 1/2 tsp of the crab mix as shown on picture below.
  • Grabbing the bottom of each cucumber, carefully roll upwards to form roll.  Repeat with all the rolls and transfer to serving plate. Serve with optional dipping Soy Sauce.

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