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Cucumber Roll Ups

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This recipe will show you how to make cucumber roll ups using only 3 ingredients. Impress your friends with this pretty appetizer.

Updated 07/03/2020

Cucumber Roll Ups on a blue plate.

What is a cucumber roll?

A cucumber roll up is where you take a thin slice of the cucumber and roll something up in it. For example, what I used, lunch meat and Ranch dressing. The possibilities are endless. You could use tuna, cheese, just about anything that will roll up inside the slice.

How do you make thin sliced cucumbers?

Dilemma.  How to slice them so thin? Some recipes call for using a vegetable peeler to slice these. UPDATE:  Thanks to a lovely visitor, she recommended a mandolin. UPDATE UPDATE: I sliced the above with a mandolin/slicer. So must easier. May I recommend getting one if you don’t have one.

Do you need to peel the cucumber for the Cucumber Roll Up?

No. In fact, the skin has the most nutrients. So, if you can stand eating the skin, do so. Check out this article – Cucumbers: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts.

I got to thinking while writing this, that my Veggie Dip made with Essential Oils would have been good in lieu of the Ranch Dressing. Double healthy right there.

Like cucumbers and popcorn chicken…try this salad!

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Cucumber Roll Ups

Cucumber Roll Ups. Thinly sliced cucumbers with lunch meat and Ranch dressing rolled up into a cute little appetizer or snack.
Course Appetizers, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber appetizers, cucumber ham roll ups, cucumber ideas, cucumber recipes, healthy ham roll ups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 Roll Ups
Calories 209kcal


  • 1 English Cucumber Can use regular cucumbers
  • 30 Slices Ham Lunch Meat, Thin Slice Use your choice of meat.
  • Ranch Dressing To taste


  • Cut cucumber in half long ways. With potato peeler, make 10 slices. Image only shows 2 slices. You can either eat whats left of the cucumber or get as many slices out of it as possible. Just add more meat to the recipe.
    Cucumber Roll Ups
  • Place 3 slices of lunch meat on top of the cucumber slice.
    Cucumber Roll Ups
  • Drizzle Ranch Dressing down the center of the meat. If too much comes out, spread it out with a spoon or knife.
    Cucumber Roll Ups
  • Starting from the bottom, roll the cucumber slice up. The dressing will help make it stay together. Ready to serve. Or refrigerate until ready to serve.
    Cucumber Roll Ups


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Overhead view of the cucumber roll ups on a blue plate.
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  1. You could probably use a mandolin on the thinnest setting too 🙂 going to try with turkey/prosciutto and brie! Thanks for the idea!!

  2. What a great idea instead of using bread! These would be perfect to serve at a party.
    Would you be interested in teaming up with Chicory and becoming a recipe partner?

  3. Oh my, this looks awesome! I love me some cucumbers and I love how it looks so pretty!
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    • Thanks so much Chastity. Isn’t it funny how we like it when our food looks so pretty? 🙂

      Appreciate you stopping by and checking them out.
      Have a great day!

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