Thinly sliced cucumber is used as a low-carb wrap in this satisfying lunch recipe. Pile sandwich fillings like lunch meat, cheese and veggies on top of the cucumber slices, roll up and cut into bites like sushi. Round out this easy packable lunch with fresh fruit and veggies for a fun meal to take to work or school.

Source:, March 2018


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Using a mandoline or sharp knife, cut four 1/4-inch-thick slices lengthwise from the center of the cucumber. Lay the slices side-by-side on a cutting board. Layer salami, ham, cheese, carrots and spinach on top of the cucumber slices. Cut the toppings between the cucumber slices so each cucumber slice has equal amounts of toppings. Roll each cucumber slice up around the filling and secure with 2 toothpicks. Cut each roll-up widthwise between the 2 toothpicks. Repeat with remaining 3 cucumber rolls. Place in the largest portion of the bento box.

  • Fill the remaining bento box compartments with kiwi, olives, tomatoes and cheese stars.

Nutrition Facts

1 box
537 calories; protein 34.5g; carbohydrates 34.3g; dietary fiber 6.1g; sugars 16.2g; fat 31.7g; saturated fat 16.9g; cholesterol 107.3mg; vitamin a iu 7884.1IU; vitamin c 89.8mg; folate 93.5mcg; calcium 758.6mg; iron 3.6mg; magnesium 104.1mg; potassium 1169.5mg; sodium 895.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

3 1/2 high-fat protein, 3 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean protein, 1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit