Fresh & Easy Appetizer: Cucumber Crunch Sushi Bites 

Discovering a whole new use for classic kitchen gadgets is one of our test kitchen’s favorite pastimes. From creative uses for measuring cups to making spiralized noodles without a spiralizer, we’re always on the lookout for ways to repurpose cooking accessories in creative, new ways.

So, when we realized our Good Cook Touch peeler isn’t just great for veggie peeling–but can actually be used to shortcut DIY sushi making, we hit the kitch and started cooking–err–peeling away.

In minutes, we had a plate full of deliciously simple Cucumber Crunch Sushi. Check out just how easy it is to hack homemade sushi with a peeler you probably already have in your pantry.

Make it a Menu

These superquick sushi rolls we made to pair with our Sweet Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Firecracker Shrimp. They’d also make a great side with this Chicken Fried Ramen Skillet, one of our most popular recipes of all time!

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Cucumber Crunch Sushi

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Homemade sushi, made in minutes. If you’re looking for ponzu sauce, it can be found in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 6


  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 12 1″x1 1/2″ pieces of imitation krabmeat
  • 1 jalapeno, cut into thin 1/2″ long strips
  • 2 scallions, cut into 11/2″ pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • sriracha
  • ponzu sauce
  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: mini skewers


With a vegetable peeler, peel the cucumber into long strips. (Once you hit the seeded center, flip the cucumber over and peel again. Discard the seeded center, or enjoy for another use.) With a clean paper towel, gently dry cucumber so the pieces are not slippery. Place cream cheese in a large pastry bag. Snip a 1/2″ piece from the tip of the bag. Pipe a 1″ line of cream cheese just to the left of center on one cucumber slice. Place a slice of krab, jalapeno and 2-3 scallion pieces on top of the cream cheese. Tightly roll cucumber slice around the cream cheese. Secure with a skewer. Repeat until all cucumber slices are rolled. Arrange on a serving platter. Drizzle with ponzu. Place a dot of Sriracha on top of each piece of sushi. Garnish with sesame seeds and extra chopped scallions, if desired.

Posted in Side Dishes, Appetizers, Recipes, Lunch, Dinner by Goodcook staff |