Homemade Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe

Homemade Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Calories: 240 kcal

These classic Cucumber Sandwiches are a fresh and tasty vegetarian lunch option that comes together in minutes!

Yield: 2 sandwiches


  • 2 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices soft wheat bread (I used Wegmans soft 100% Whole Wheat Bread)
  • ½ a fresh cucumber, thinly sliced


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, yogurt, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and stir together until mixed.
  2. Use a silicone spatula or butter knife to divide the cream cheese mixture into four equal sections. Spread a section of cream cheese mix across the surface of each slice of bread so that all four slices have cream cheese mix on one side.
  3. Lay cucumber slices over the cheesy surface of two of the slices of bread and cover with the remaining slices so that the cucumber layer has cream cheese on both sides.
  4. Cut the sandwich into quarters or “fingers” (rectangles) and serve.

Nutrition Information per Sandwich

  • Calories: 240
  • Carbs: 32 g
  • Sugars: 8 g
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sodium: 399 mg

Weight Watchers Points

  • Green: 7 SmartPoints
  • Blue: 7 SmartPoints
  • Purple: 7 SmartPoints

Here are some additional tips and variations to enhance your cucumber sandwiches:

Tips for Perfect Cucumber Sandwiches

  1. Choose the Right Bread: Soft wheat bread works well, but you can also use white bread or multigrain bread for a different texture and flavor. Ensure the bread is fresh for the best taste.
  2. Thinly Slice the Cucumber: Use a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife to get thin, even cucumber slices. This ensures a delicate and even layer in the sandwich.
  3. Room Temperature Cream Cheese: Make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature for easier mixing and spreading.
  4. Serve Immediately: These sandwiches are best served fresh to maintain the crispness of the cucumber and the softness of the bread.


  1. Add Fresh Herbs: Along with dill, you can add other fresh herbs like chives, parsley, or basil for extra flavor.
  2. Use Different Spreads: Instead of Greek yogurt, try adding a little sour cream or mayonnaise to the cream cheese mixture for a richer taste.
  3. Include Other Vegetables: Thinly sliced radishes or bell peppers can add a nice crunch and additional flavor to the sandwiches.
  4. Seasoned Cream Cheese: Mix in a bit of garlic powder or onion powder for a different twist on the cream cheese spread.

Serving Suggestions

  • Afternoon Tea: These cucumber sandwiches are a classic choice for an afternoon tea spread, paired with other finger sandwiches and pastries.
  • Light Lunch: Serve with a side salad or a cup of soup for a light and refreshing lunch.
  • Party Appetizer: Cut the sandwiches into smaller bite-sized pieces and serve them as appetizers at a party or gathering.

These cucumber sandwiches are versatile and easy to customize, making them a delightful addition to any meal or occasion. Enjoy your fresh and tasty vegetarian sandwiches!

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