Slate board with smoked salmon, cream cheese, wasabi, cucumber, chives, sesame seeds

Smoked Salmon and Wasabi Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

These roll-ups are so easy to make and they are perfect for a refreshing, flavorful appetizer. If these flavors are up your alley you can easily have them for dinner as a riceless version of sushi – just make more! Added bonus – you don’t need to turn on the stove for these. I love how many flavors and textures come together in this simple dish and how well they work together. Smoky, creamy, spicy, and crispy, and all in one, easy bite. 

Smoked salmon rolled with cream cheese, cucumber, sesame seeds

Smoked Salmon and Wasabi Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 4 oz package Smoked salmon
  • 1.5 tsp Wasabi I buy .89 c cups at the sushi counter but most grocery stores have jars or tubes in the Asian foods section
  • 6 Tb Cream cheese Close to room temperature
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chives, Cucumber Optional


  • Separate the salmon pieces. Cut them into the desired size (or you may leave them as is).
  • In a bowl, mix together the wasabi and the cream cheese.
  • Using a salad knife or a small spatula, spread some of the mixture onto the salmon.
  • If using a cucumber, place a halved slice of cucumber on top of the wasabi-cream cheese spread and fold the salmon over.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. You can also sprinkle it with chives (if using) or place a couple on the side for decoration.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Depending on the number of pieces of salmon you have you may end up with a different number of roll-ups. I had 6 large pieces so I cut them in half to have 12 bite sized pieces.
There isn’t a single right way to put these together. Smoked salmon can vary from brand to brand so you can have a dozen of thinner, longer pieces or 6-7 wider, round-ish ones. Keep in mind that the amount of wasabi is an approximate, since it all depends on how spicy you like it.
If you need to stretch one pack of smoked salmon for a bigger crowd, serve it on cucumber slices with a dot of wasabi-cream cheese and a piece of smoked salmon on top. When slicing cucumber, slice one piece and make sure it’s thick enough to be picked up without bending and dropping its toppings.
Keyword cheese, seafood

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