Rating: 4.33 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Thin cucumber slices are rolled around shredded carrot, cream cheese, and raisins for a little sushi-shaped finger food that's tied with a fresh chive.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 appetizers
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • With a peeler, slice cucumber into 8 1/8-inch thick slices lengthwise. Cut each slice into 3 pieces crosswise.

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  • Place about 1 teaspoon shredded carrot onto the bottom edge of a cucumber slice; place about 1 teaspoon cream cheese onto the carrot, and press 2 or 3 raisins into the cream cheese. Roll the cucumber slice into a little sushi roll, starting at the filled end. Tie roll with a chive to secure. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

46 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 3.5g; fat 3.3g; cholesterol 10.4mg; sodium 31.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2012
Be sure you have plenty of time to assemble these little guys...also I strongly suggest you make them right before serving b/c they don't hold up well over time. I made them several hours ahead and the water from the cukes drained onto the platter leaving them somewhat "limp." Very tasty with the addition of smoked salmon and sesame seeds. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2012
These taste OK - but boy are they fiddly to make. My chives were quite long enough and kept breaking so I resorted to thin strips of green onion and finally gave up trying to tie them. Cute idea but a lot of work. Read More
(5)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2012
Be sure you have plenty of time to assemble these little guys...also I strongly suggest you make them right before serving b/c they don't hold up well over time. I made them several hours ahead and the water from the cukes drained onto the platter leaving them somewhat "limp." Very tasty with the addition of smoked salmon and sesame seeds. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2012
These taste OK - but boy are they fiddly to make. My chives were quite long enough and kept breaking so I resorted to thin strips of green onion and finally gave up trying to tie them. Cute idea but a lot of work. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
I found this to be very fun to make. And It tastes surprisingly well! I'm not a fan of cucumbers or carrots but this is definitely something I could eat! I made this as the directions listed but I have a few suggestions. Sometimes I used less cream cheese so that when I rolled the cucumber the end could overlap and I didn't have to worry about anything spilling out. I also added more raisins since 2-3 didn't really seem like a lot. I didn't have any large carrots on me so I shredded 1/2 cup of baby carrots (24 servings = 24 tsp = 8 TBS = 1/2 c). As for chives breaking buy fresh as possible and as green as possible. I suppose not too many people made jewelery out of grass as kids but don't pull the chives too tight or they will break. Also do not use any wimpy/weak/shriveled chives as those tend to break the most when tugged. Since you are making each roll by hand it is a lot of work and time consuming. I also suggest placing finished rolls onto whatever you plan to serve them on to prevent the chives from untying between finishing and eating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2015
First I sliced the cukes with a mandolin and sprinkled salt over them. I let them sit for 30 minutes in a colander and this drastically reduces the amount of water that seeps out while they sit in your fridge waiting to be served. Just make sure you sprinkle them with salt and don't use too much! You can also use this technique with eggplant and zucchini. I also crushed peanuts and mixed them in with the cream cheese and used dried cranberries instead of raisins. Turned out cute and they taste great! The whole process took about 2 hours. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2021
I gave this only 4 stars because I made changes, which I felt improved it. I used zucchini instead of cucumbers, they have a better texture for something like this. I cut my carrots into little pieces, used herb flavoured cream cheese, and left out the raisins. Instead of tying them, I secured them with a toothpick. Quick and easy to put together. I made them in the morning and let them sit in the fridge, that allowed some of the excess liquid to drain. They were a big hit, I'll definitely be making them again. Read More