These healthy carrot and cucumber rolls are very refreshing and yummy!

Carrot cucumber Rolls

Today I go beyond the pastry and share my carrot-cucumber rolls recipe.  You can make these rolls for any occasion.  They are healthy and very easy to make.  The filling of these rolls are cream cheese and curry.  Cream cheese and curry make a great combination and they are perfect with cucumber and carrot.  Besides all these, they look very pretty.

Last summer I made these with my niece and we filled the rolls with cream cheese and curry.  She loved them.  If you don’t like curry, you can replace it with another spice or just make it  plain with cream cheese.  We made it plain too.  Cream cheese, cucumber and carrot are very refreshing but I think curry makes these rolls more appetizing.    If you like curry, you should try my savory curry cookies. They are delicious!

But now let’s talk about the steps of my carrot cucumber rolls:

I use 2 medium size cucumbers and 1 large carrot.

Cucumbers and carrots

First, I gently peel the cucumber with a vegetable peeler. I try not to hit the seeds as cucumber is too gentle.  I leave the first piece with a skin aside and continue peeling.  When I have hard time to peel because of the seeds, I turn over the other side and start peeling from there.  If your strips are not perfect, don’t worry, you can use them.  From the fourth picture below, you can see how much cucumber is left without peeling-not too much.

Peeling cucumbers into thin strips.

Then, I peel the carrot with a vegetable peeler.  As I continue peeling, the strips become wider.  Again, the strips don’t have to be perfect, you can still use them.Peeling carrot into thin strips.

After peeling steps, I place cream cheese in a bowl and add curry powder.  I mix them well with a spoon.( I have to say that this will be a great dip for my Olive Oil Crackers.)

Mixing cream cheese and curry powder

Later, I center carrot strips over cucumber strips.   Then I take one teaspoon of curry cream cheese and lay it on wide end of the carrot with a knife.  I don’t necessarily use one teaspoon.  It depends on how big the strips are.  I don’t use too much as it will overflow when rolling, and not too little as we should feel the filling.    Finally I roll the cucumber carrot strips tightly and secure with a tootpick.  (If you don’t roll tightly and want to roll again, make sure you open the roll gently without touching the cream cheese so your rolls can look/stay clean.)

Rolling cucumber and carrot

Healthy Carrot Cucumber Roll Ups

That’s all.  Enjoy!

5 from 1 vote
Healthy carrot cucumber rolls
Healthy Carrot Cucumber Rolls
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These carrot cucumber rolls are healthy and yummy with curry cream cheese.  They are perfect snacks for any occasion.

Course: Healthy Snacks
Servings: 24 rolls
Calories: 20 kcal
Author: www.pastryandbeyond.com
Ingredients
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1 large carrot
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder*
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry the carrot and cucumbers.   

  2. Gently peel the cucumbers into strips with a vegetable peeler. Leave the skin aside and continue peeling. If you have a hard time peeling because of the seeds, turn over the other side and start peeling from there. Set aside the cucumber strips.  Peel the carrot with a vegetable peeler.  Set aside.  

  3. Combine cream cheese and curry powder in a small bowl with a spoon. 

  4. Center carrot strip over cucumber strip.  Take one teaspoon of curry cream cheese and using a knife,  lay it as much as you need on wide end of the carrot.  Roll the carrot cucumber strips tightly and secure with a toothpick.  

Recipe Notes

*You can replace curry powder with another spice or you can use plain cream cheese.

 

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

 

 

 

 

Healthy Carrot and Cucumber Rolls-You can make these healthy carrot and cucumber rolls easily! They are very refreshing and yummy, perfect for any occasion! #healthysnacks #cucumberrolls #carrotrolls #cucumberrollups #cucumbercarrot #carrotrollups Recipe on pastryandbeyond.com

Healthy Carrot and Cucumber Rolls

4 thoughts on “Healthy Carrot and Cucumber Rolls

  • January 8, 2018 at 1:24 am
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    These are just so cute! I love the look of the colors and everything. So pretty!

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  • March 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm
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    These carrot and cucumber rolls look so delicious!! I love that they are easy and healthy! Oh, and beautiful! They look fun to serve at a party and I can’t wait to try them!

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    • March 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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      Thank you, Elaine! These pretty rolls would definitely be fun to serve at a party! I hope you try and enjoy 🙂

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