Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Cucumber and smoked salmon roll-ups recipe

These lovely smoked salmon and cucumber roll-ups are perfect for a special lunch or part of a morning tea or picnic spread. Little fingers enjoy them too!

Serving Size:

Serves 4, Makes 12



  • 1/2 tub (125g) extra light cream cheese
  • 1 small spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped dill
  • 1 large telegraph cucumber
  • 100g smoked salmon, sliced


Mix cream cheese, spring onions and dill together and set aside.

Using a sharp vegetable peeler or mandolin, slice the cucumbers thinly lengthways to make long strips.

Lay out 1 cucumber slice, top with salmon slices and spread about 1 heaped teaspoon of cream cheese mixture over it (finishing about a centimetre before the end).

Roll up placing the seam (end) side down or secure with a toothpick.

Place rollups in the fridge until ready to eat. Best made just before serving.


  • These lovely rollups are best made close the time of serving as the cucumber is quite moist and will go a little watery if left for too long. A solution to this if you need a little time up your sleeve is to only use the seedless slices (in which case you may need a couple of cucumbers) and to pat the cucumber dry with kitchen paper towel before rolling.
  • You can also use smoked trout instead of smoked salmon.
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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