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8 pieces of keto smoked salmon sushi on a white plate with chopsticks next to a bowl of soy sauce

Keto Sushi Rolls with Smoked Salmon

These keto smoked salmon sushi rolls are the perfect way to fix that sushi craving on a low carb diet! With tender and salty smoked salmon, crunchy cucumber, creamy avocado, and tangy cream cheese, this recipe comes together quickly and is loaded with flavor.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Meal Prep
Cuisine Asian / American, Keto
Keyword grain free, low carb, no cooking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 40kcal


  • Plastic wrap
  • Sharp knife


  • Black and white sesame seeds for garnish
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon thinly sliced, cold
  • 2 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese cut into sticks
  • ½ cucumber medium, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • ½ avocado sliced
  • soy sauce or tamari optional, for dipping


  • Cover a flat work surface with a large sheet of plastic wrap and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    Plastic wrap covered in sesame seeds
  • Arrange slices of salmon on plastic wrap, overlapping to create a rectangle approximately 6 inches wide by 12 inches long. Longest sides should face you.
    Thinly sliced salmon arranged in a large rectangle on a sheet of plastic wrap
  • Gently line cream cheese, avocado slices, and cucumber sticks on top of salmon, being careful not to dislodge any pieces. Line should start approximately ½-inch from edge of salmon.
    Cream cheese, avocado, and cucumber arranged on top of salmon and sesame seeds on a sheet of plastic wrap
  • Slowly roll salmon tightly around filling. Use plastic wrap as a guide, but don't roll plastic into the sushi roll.
    Salmon sushi roll on plastic wrap
  • Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, until firm.
    Salmon roll wrapped in plastic
  • Using a sharp knife, cut salmon roll into 16 half-inch-thick pieces. Serve with soy sauce for dipping.


  • Make it Gluten Free: Use tamari or a gluten-free soy sauce.
Recipe yields approximately 16 1/2-inch thick pieces of sushi. A serving can be as many pieces as you want. Nutritional values shown reflect information for one piece of sushi, using Philadelphia brand cream cheese. Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg