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.
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.
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.
More about the ingredients in this recipe. The exact measurements are below.
Spread both slices of bread with the peanut butter.
Layer the cucumbers on one piece of bread.
Top the cucumbers with the other slice of bread.
Slice the sandwich however you like, and enjoy.
Tips for making cucumber sandwiches
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.
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.
Yes, just like peanut butter and celery, peanut butter and cucumber create the perfect balance of refreshing crunch and smooth nuttiness.
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 and Cucumber Sandwich Recipe
- 2 slices bread of your choice
- 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 6-8 slices cucumber 1/4 inch slices
- 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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