English makki rolls

English cucumber, vegetables and smoked salmon. Without rice.

It is now possible!

They are absolutely scrumptious!! Not only do they taste great, they feel great too, like I am feeding my body and my kids with something really colourful, light and healthy.

The tricky part is to make the nori wrapped veggies nicely fit into the cucumber. I had some issues with that in the beginning but then discovered that by twisting it in, just like with a screw, it was very easy to achieve the desired result.

These ones are without rice. Because you need to cook rice and it takes time… And you don’t really need the structure. Cucumber does the work.


  • 1 English cucumber (cut into quarters lengthwise)
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 2 slices of smoked salmon
  • 1 small tin of sweet corn (unsalted)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 2 sheets nori (dried seaweed)
  • Dill chopped
  • Lumpfish caviar (for decoration)
  • soy sauce and wasabi (for dipping)


Scoop out the seeds and inside of each piece of cucumber until hollow, using a small spoon (about the size of a 1/2 teaspoon).
Prepare the vegetables mixture. the veggies, the cucumber-meat, dill and the salmon finely chopped all together.
Lay a sheet of nori on a flat surface where you’ll be able to roll it. Spoon the veg mix on one end of the sheet and spread evenly from top to bottom.
Roll and dab a little water to the edge of the sheet before you finish rolling (this will seal the nori and prevent it from unsticking).
Grab a piece of cucumber and twist the rice wrapped in nori into the hole, in a rotating motion.
Grab a sharp knife and cut both ends nicely. Discard the ends. Slice cucumber piece about 3/4 inch thick or desired thickness.

Serve with soy sauce.