Easy Cucumber Sandwiches

Easter Gluten Free High Altitude Lunch & Dinner Spring | Published April 5, 2021 by Mimi Council

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These easy Cucumber Sandwiches are a delicious light lunch or snack for tea time. These simple sandwiches use classic white bread, Dill Cream Cheese Spread, and fresh cucumbers.

If you love making easy and light lunches, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my 6 Ingredient Fajitas, Pizza Avocado Toast, or my Turkey Avocado Brunch Bowls.

easy cucumber sandwiches

Spring is here and there's nothing like a light lunch packed with veggies this time of year. And these easy Cucumber Sandwiches check all the boxes. I use my Dill Cream Cheese Spread for some added flavor and spice. Sandwich that and a healthy amount of cucumbers between two slices of traditional white bread and you have a tea time snack that is top notch.

The history of cucumber sandwiches goes back to afternoon tea time. It was a snack for the rich and upper class. However, I think it's funny because while these cute little sandwiches have a high class vibe — they couldn't be easier to make! On top of that, the ingredients are not fancy or expensive either. It's literally three ingredients in my recipe!

Traditional cucumber sandwiches are made with white bread, butter, and cucumbers. However, I've jazzed up mine by using my Dill Cream Cheese Spread in place of butter as it gives these sandwiches a little spice and tang. Also, traditionally cucumber sandwiches have the cucumber skins cut off. But, the skins have flavor and texture, not to mention nutrients in them like fiber and beta-carotene, so I leave my skins on.

So, rich or poor, famous or not — these cute little cucumber sandwiches can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime, any way you like them. You can pair yours with a cup of tea to feel fancy for an afternoon snack, or enjoy them for lunch paired with some chips and fruit.

easy cucumber sandwiches

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Easy and Simple: I love this recipe because it's so simple! Whenever I make Dill Cream Cheese Spread, I'll use it to make these sandwiches as they only require 3 ingredients.

Light and Fresh: This is a light and fresh sandwich that's perfect for spring or summer dining.

Snack or Meal: These can be a great little afternoon snack, or you can make them a meal.

Healthy-ish: This recipe is healthy-ish as I use organic ingredients and lots of fresh cucumbers!


White Bread: I use organic white bread for tradition.

Cucumbers: I use organic cucumbers.

Dill Cream Cheese Spread: Instead of traditional plain butter, I use my Dill Cream Cheese Spread for added flavor!

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Make sure the Dill Cream Cheese Spread is made.

Step 2

Slice the cucumbers into thin slices, about ¼-inch thick.

Step 3

Spread the dill spread onto each slice of bread. Place cucumber slices onto one side of each sandwich. Sandwich together. Slice into small bites to serve.

easy cucumber sandwiches
easy cucumber sandwiches


  • Use plain boring white bread. The smoother in texture the better! You don't want to use a fancy or thick bread here, simple is what we want.
  • Slice your cucumbers thin so they can all be stacked easily into the sandwich.
  • Prepare the cucumber sandwiches right before you plan to eat them. They can get soggy if left in the fridge, so it's best to prepare them and serve immediately.


What can I use in place of dill cream cheese spread?

You can use butter or even plain cream cheese with a little sprinkle of dried dill on top for flavor.

Can I use another kind of bread?

Yes, sourdough would also be a good option here. You want a light bread, so I would stay away from whole wheat or more hearty breads as they won't be as good with this recipe.

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easy cucumber sandwiches

Easy Cucumber Sandwiches

Mimi Council
These easy Cucumber Sandwiches are a great afternoon snack. You can also make them into a meal and serve with a side of grilled chicken.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 2 servings
Calories 293 kcal



  • Make sure the Dill Cream Cheese is made.
  • Slice the cucumbers into thin slices, about ¼-inch thick.
  • Spread the dill spread onto each slice of bread. Place cucumber slices onto one side of each sandwich. Sandwich together. Slice into small bites to serve.
  • Serve immediately.


Gluten Free — Use gluten free bread.
High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.


Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 505mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 640IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 2mg
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