MAKES 16 rolls (4 per serving)

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 10 minutes

These rolls are one of my favorite things to eat when I’m in a rush, starving, and don’t want to have a second fatty coffee of the day. Because I always have a bottle of sugar-free barbecue sauce in the pantry (or, better yet, a batch of my homemade barbecue sauce in the freezer), cooked bacon in the fridge, and smoked salmon kicking about, I’m guaranteed to eat this meal at least twice a week. No flavor of smoked salmon is off-limits for this quick dish. Once I made it using salmon that’d been brined in vanilla and then smoked. What a flavor! It’s my favorite so far.

If you don’t want to use the dipping sauce in this recipe, try serving the rolls with Creamy Italian Dressing (here) or Green Speckled Dressing (here).

8 strips bacon (about 8 oz/225 g)

8 ounces (225 g) smoked salmon, cut into 16 squares


½ cup (105 g) mayonnaise

2 tablespoons sugar-free barbecue sauce



  1. Cook the bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat until much of the fat is rendered and the bacon is lightly browned but not crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. (You want the bacon to remain pliable so that you can bend it.)
  2. Cut the cooked bacon in half lengthwise to create 16 narrow strips. Place a square of salmon on one end of a bacon strip. Roll the salmon in the bacon, secure with a toothpick, and place on a clean plate. Repeat with the remaining bacon and salmon, making a total of 16 rolls.
  3. Make the dipping sauce: Place the mayonnaise and barbecue sauce in a small bowl and stir to combine. Serve alongside the salmon rolls.

STORE IT: Keep the rolls and dipping sauce in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Omit the dipping sauce.

make it EGG-FREE:

Use egg-free mayonnaise (see recipe on here).


Replace store-bought mayonnaise and/or barbecue sauce with my homemade version(s).

Per serving, made with homemade mayonnaise and Quick ’n’ Easy Barbecue Sauce:

calories: 324 | calories from fat: 257 | total fat: 28.5 g | saturated fat: 6.5 g | cholesterol: 33 mg

sodium: 1492 mg | carbs: 3.2 g | dietary fiber: 0.6 g | net carbs: 2.6 g | sugars: 1.7 g | protein: 13.9 g

FAT : 79%
CARBS : 4%