From a quick lunch to a fancy appetizer, smoked salmon cucumber rolls with honey mustard are perfect for any occasion! Delicious, satisfying, and so easy to make.
Looking for more ways to incorporate salmon into your diet? Many people think of this heart-healthy fish as an entree, but it works beautifully for a quick bite as well!
These smoked salmon cucumber rolls with honey mustard are low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, and oh-so-delicious. They look fancy, which makes them a great appetizer, but you can just as easily make them for a snack, quick lunch, or high-protein pre-workout snack.
You can also prep them ahead of time whenever you need a bite on the go. They’re so portable and convenient, which makes them great for meal-prepping.
For the best presentation, make sure you trim the strips of salmon a bit narrower than the strips of cucumber are long. That way, a little cucumber will poke out of each end.
Smoked salmon is a great source of protein and healthy fats. Thanks to these rolls, you can enjoy the health benefits as a quick bite whenever you like!
How to make smoked salmon cucumber rolls
Would you believe this tasty recipe comes together in just four simple steps? Let’s see how it’s done!
Step 1: Heat the honey for about 10 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to blend.
Step 2: Combine the honey and mustard in a small bowl.
Step 3: Place a strip of salmon on a cutting board. Spread on a thin layer of the honey mustard mixture, place 2 or 3 cucumber strips at one end of the salmon strip, then roll it all up. Move the roll to a serving dish.
Step 4: Repeat with remaining salmon strips.
You can serve your salmon rolls immediately or cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to enjoy.
Is smoked salmon good for diabetics?
Smoked salmon inherently has a lot of sodium, so I know some diabetics are a bit skeptical about using it. However, when enjoyed in moderation, I think smoked salmon’s health benefits definitely outweigh the sodium aspect!
This fish is a great source of protein as well as vitamins and minerals like niacin, vitamin B12, selenium, and phosphorus. It has also been shown to have moderately anti-inflammatory properties.
On top of that, salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, otherwise known as “good fats!” It’s also naturally a zero-carb food, so depending on what you serve it with, it should have a low impact on blood sugar.
These rolls are great to make in advance to serve to guests or grab when you need a quick bite. I like making a big batch to enjoy throughout the week!
Cover your salmon rolls or place them in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to one week.
Other healthy salmon recipes
Looking for unique ways to incorporate more salmon into your weekly menu? There are so many different ways to enjoy this delicious and versatile fish. Here are a few of my favorite recipes I know you’ll love:
- Salmon Meatballs with Quinoa
- Smoked Salmon with Dill-Mustard Sauce
- Broiled Salmon with Onion Marmalade over Greens
For even more weeknight inspiration, make sure to check out this roundup of my favorite Low-Carb Dinner Recipes for Diabetics!
When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup Homemade White Wine Mustard (or store-bought mustard)
- 12 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon (cut into strips about 2 x 4 inches)
- 1 cucumber (preferably English, seeded and cut into 2½-inch strips)
- Heat the honey for about 10 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to blend.2 tablespoons honey
- Combine the honey and mustard in a small bowl.2 tablespoons honey, ¼ cup Homemade White Wine Mustard
- Place a strip of salmon on a cutting board. Spread on a thin layer of the honey mustard mixture, place 2 or 3 cucumber strips at one end of the salmon strip, then roll it all up. Move the roll to a serving dish.12 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon, 1 cucumber
- Repeat with remaining salmon strips.