Cucumber Sandwich


This creamy, crunchy cucumber sandwich recipe strikes a lovely balance between decadent and light. The cream cheese-yogurt spread complements the crisp refreshing cucumber while the hearty flavor and texture of the whole-wheat bread holds everything together.

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Nutrition Profile:

Can Cucumber Sandwiches Be Made Ahead?

No, do not make cucumber sandwiches ahead of time. The moisture from the cucumbers will release and cause the sandwiches to become soggy. It's best to serve cucumber sandwiches the day you make them. You can make the cream cheese mixture ahead and refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to one day.

What Goes Well with Cucumber Sandwiches?

Serve these cucumber sandwiches with your favorite store-bought or homemade potato chips, cauliflower chips, sweet potato chips or beet chips. They also pair well with a chilled soup and crunchy salad.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh chives

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread

  • cup thinly sliced English cucumber


  1. Stir cream cheese, yogurt, chives, dill and pepper together in a small bowl until well blended. Spread the mixture evenly on one side of each bread slice. Top 1 slice with cucumber slices, then top with the other bread slice, cream cheese-side down. Cut the crusts from the sandwich and cut it in half diagonally.

    Cucumber Sandwich
    Photographer / Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist / Kay Clarke, Food Stylist / Ruth Blackburn

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
22g Fat
29g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Vitamin A 889IU 18%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Vitamin K 19mcg 16%
Sodium 439mg 19%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 56mg 13%
Potassium 309mg 7%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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