Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Roses

Servings: 2
Prep time:


  • 6 very thin slices of English cucumber
  • 1 ounce reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ounce whole-milk plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ounce smoked salmon, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill
  • 1 green onion, sliced (white and green parts, divided)


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel 6 full-length slices from an English cucumber. Set aside on a paper towel; blot top of cucumber slices with another paper towel to remove moisture.
  2. Combine softened cream cheese, Greek yogurt and chopped smoked salmon. Add dill and white parts of green onion; mix.
  3. Within the bowl, roughly divide cream cheese mixture into 6 portions to use for each slice of cucumber.
  4. To make one “rose”: lay the first cucumber slice horizontally in front of you. Divide one of the six portions of cream cheese mixture into 4 chick-pea size balls. About one inch from the left, place first ball of cream cheese mixture, then wrap cucumber end from the left around the ball of cream cheese.  Add the second ball, roll again, add the third ball, roll again and then add the last ball. Wrap the remaining tail of the cucumber and it should be wet enough to stay in place; if not, you can use a toothpick to secure it. Place cucumber rose on a serving plate.
  5. Repeat 5 times to make the remaining cucumber roses. Top with green onions as garnish. Best served immediately.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: 76 calories (55 % calories from fat), 5 g protein, 5 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 17 mg cholesterol, mg potassium, 149 mg sodium


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