Cucumber Wrapped Sushi |

Cucumber Wrapped Sushi

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: sushi, sushi roll
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 15 Cucumber Wrapped Sushi
Author: Nami
Easy and fun cucumber wrapped sushi topped with ikura (salmon roe), hamachi (yellowtail), tuna, and amaebi (sweet shrimp). Served as appetizer for your holiday party or any get together! 


Toppings of your choice:

  • 4 oz Sashimi grade salmon
  • 4 oz Sashimi grade yellowtail
  • 4 ozsalmon roe Sashimi grade tuna
  • 4 Tbsp Ikura (salmon roe)
  • 10 Sashimi grade shrimp (amaebi)



  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Cucumber Wrapped Sushi Ingredients
  2. Slice the cucumber with peeler to make long thin strips.
    Cucumber Wrapped Sushi 1
  3. Place shiso leaves on a serving platter and put the cookie cutter on top of a shiso leaf. Stuff sushi rice into the cookie cutter about half way and remove the cutter gently. Roll the sushi cylinder with one strip of cucumber slice to measure the circumference of the circle.
    Cucumber Wrapped Sushi 2
  4. Make slits at the end of cucumber slice with knife as you see below. Now you can interlock the strip around the rice.
    Cucumber Wrapped Sushi 3
  5. Fill in the cucumber wrapped sushi with your favorite toppings. Here I diced tuna and lightly marinade the tuna with scallion, soy sauce and sesame oil. Place the tuna mixture in the cucumber cup.
    Cucumber Wrapped Sushi 4
  6. For shrimp (amaebi), I place a couple pieces from outer edges to center in the cucumber cup, so it looks like a flower.
    Cucumber Wrapped Sushi 5
  7. Slice the sashimi-grade fish perpendicular to the muscle (the white line you see in the fish) and place a few slices in the cucumber cup.
    Cucumber Wrapped Sushi 6
  8. Garnish with lemon and Daikon radish sprouts. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Please understand the amount of ingredients are rough estimate.

All the sashimi-grade fish and seafood are from a local Japanese supermarket.


Equipment you will need:



Inspired by my blogger friend Akemi-san of Nippon Nin who recently made cucumber wrapped sushi on her blog.

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.