Simple Peanut Butter Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

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Peanut butter cucumber sandwich | This simple yet refreshing peanut butter cucumber sandwich is so easy to make and is the perfect quick snack or lunch. Nutty peanut butter and fresh crunchy cucumber slices nestled between two slices of fluffy bread.

Peanut butter cucumber sandwich cut in half on parchment paper and a wooden board.

This easy peanut butter cucumber sandwich is unique, refreshing, and perfect for a quick snack or lunch. Kids also love this recipe and it’s simple enough for them to make on their own!

I was introduced to this sandwich recipe at my first kitchen job, where we had it on the menu. This easy yet delicious peanut butter cucumber sandwich is a favourite for all, whether you’re a sandwich enthusiast like me, you’re looking for fun lunch ideas, or you have kids who like simple foods.

The peanut butter cucumber sandwich is similar to the beloved snack, peanut butter and celery. Just slightly different. Cucumber is a similar, crunchy water based vegetable. The creamy peanut butter with the crunchy cucumbers just works. Sandwich it between two pieces of light fluffy bread and you’ve got yourself a delicious creation.

Peanut butter is high in healthy fats, and also a good source of protein according to Healthline. Some storebought peanut butters have added sugar but peanut butter cucumber sandwiches can easily be a healthy and satiating snack or part of lunch when you choose the right ingredients.

There are so many bread choices, ranging from whole wheat, to sourdough, to dark rye. Many breads are enriched with nutrients and the most nutrient dense breads are likely made with whole wheat flour according to Healthline.

Peanut butter cucumber sandwich cut in half on parchment paper and a wooden board.

How to make peanut butter cucumber sandwiches

Starting with the bread, you can either toast it or leave it as it is, nice and fluffy. Spread each piece of bread with smooth peanut butter. This is essential, as the peanut butter creates a barrier between the fluffy bread and the moist cucumbers.

Then layer the cucumbers on one piece of bread and top them with the other piece of bread. Slice in half or however you prefer. Enjoy as a snack or as lunch with a side of coconut yogurt, fruit, or veggies and dip.

What kind of bread is best for cucumber sandwiches?

I recommend a fluffy white bread. The pillowy texture of the bread will encase the creamy peanut butter and the crunchy cucumbers, resulting in an overall soft, light sandwich. Using too dense a bread could make chewing the peanut butter and bread a little difficult. We’ve all experienced that moment of panic when peanut butter gets stuck to the top of your mouth. So choose a nice soft bread!

Can I swap nut butter for peanut butter?

Sure, you can use any nut or seed butter. Peanut butter is a classic, but other nut butter will work. Try almond butter, it’s slightly more hefty than peanut butter. Or cashew butter, an ultra smooth spread. Seed butter like sunflower seed butter or pumpkin seed butter is a delicious choice and is also kid-friendly.

Ingredients

More about the ingredients in this recipe. The exact measurements are below.

Peanut butter cucumber sandwich ingredients with text.
  • Bread of your choice – I chose a light and airy white bread for this sandwich. I recommend a fluffy bread, rather than a tough or dense bread.
  • Peanut butter – I recommend smooth peanut butter rather than crunchy, as the cucumbers provide a good amount of crunch, but you can use any kind of nut or seed butter.
  • Cucumber – I used English cucumbers for this recipe. If you have fresh garden cucumbers, those would be great!

Instructions

  • Slice the cucumbers and pat them dry with a paper towel to remove some of the excess moisture.
Spreading bread with peanut butter.

Spread both slices of bread with the peanut butter.

Layering cucumbers on bread.

Layer the cucumbers on one piece of bread.

Closing the sandwich.

Top the cucumbers with the other slice of bread.

Slicing sandwich in half.

Slice the sandwich however you like, and enjoy.

Peanut butter cucumber sandwich cut in half.

Tips for making cucumber sandwiches

  • Spread both pieces of bread: The peanut butter will create a barrier between the fluffy bread and the moist cucumbers, keeping the bread from absorbing that moisture.
  • Pat the cucumber dry: Cucumbers are full of moisture, so patting the sliced cucumber dry can remove some of the excess moisture.
  • Go all in on that satisfying crunch and toast the bread!
  • Add a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of salt to bring out the flavours.

What to eat with a peanut butter sandwich

Sandwiches go great with a number of sides! Try the classic combo of a sandwich and fries or chips.

For a lighter side, try a banana, sliced veggies with hummus, or your favourite dipping sauce.

Peanut butter cucumber sandwiches make great tea sandwiches. Simply make the sandwich, cut off the crusts, and cut it in half or into squares, for small sandwich bites.

For a similar sandwich, try my vegan cucumber sandwich.

Substitutions

  • This recipe is vegan depending on what bread you use.
  • Make this sandwich gluten free by using gluten free bread.
  • You can’t go wrong with trying different nut butter, like cashew or almond.

Storage

Peanut butter and cucumber sandwiches are great for meal prep or prepared lunches. Store the sandwich wrapped in plastic wrap or in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. If you spread both pieces of bread with peanut butter, it will prevent the bread from absorbing the moisture of the cucumbers.

Peanut butter cucumber sandwich cut in half on parchment paper and a wooden board.

FAQ’s

Are cucumber and peanut butter good?

Yes, just like peanut butter and celery, peanut butter and cucumber create the perfect balance of refreshing crunch and smooth nuttiness.

What are some good peanut butter alternatives?

Some good alternatives to peanut butter include several nut butters, like cashew and almond butter, seed butters like sunflower and pumpkin seed butter, and even cookie butter if it works for your recipe.

Peanut butter cucumber sandwich cut in half on parchment paper and a wooden board.

Peanut Butter and Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

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This simple yet refreshing peanut butter cucumber sandwich is so easy to make and is the perfect quick snack or lunch. Nutty peanut butter and fresh crunchy cucumber slices nestled between two slices of fluffy bread.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices bread of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 6-8 slices cucumber 1/4 inch slices

Instructions
 

  • Spread both pieces of bread with peanut butter.
  • Layer the cucumbers onto one piece of bread.
  • Close the sandwich with the second slice of bread. Cut in half and enjoy.

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Notes

Spread both pieces of bread with peanut butter to create a barrier between the bread and the moist cucumbers.
Pat the sliced cucumber dry to get rid of the excess moisture.
Go all in on crunch and toast the bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 13gFat: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 7g
Keyword peanut butter cucumber sandwich
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