Cucumber Sandwiches

October 27, 2019

Cucumber sandwiches were identified as one of the best foods to eat to stave off dehydration. Cucumbers have high water content and natural cooling properties.

A traditional cucumber sandwich is just bread and butter with cucumbers, but I like to add a little bit of mayonnaise to make the butter easier to spread, and a little dill and white pepper which I finds compliments the flavor of the cucumber nicely.

I cut off the crusts to make the sandwiches more homogenous in texture, but you can leave them on if you like. If you do cut the crusts off like me, I recommend saving the crusts to make a (bread pudding)[../bread-pudding] or breadsticks.

  • 8 servings
  • 10 mins
  • 10 mins
  • 20 mins
  • Ingredients

    • 1 Cucumber
    • 10 slices White Bread
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature
    • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
    • salt
    • white pepper


    1. Combine the softened butter, mayonnaise, and dill in a bowl and mix well to combine into a spread.
    2. Peel the cucumber.
    3. Use a mandolin slicer, a wide grater, or a cheese slicer to slice the cucumber into thin cross-sections.
    4. Place the cucumber slices between two paper towels and salt to quickly pickle and to remove excess moisture.
    5. Lay two slices of bread on a cutting board and spread a generous amount of the dill butter mixture onto each side.
    6. Lay the cucumbers in an overlapping pattern on one side of the bread. Season with some white pepper.
    7. Place the two pieces of bread together and use a bread knife to cut off the crusts.
    8. Slice the sandwiches on the diagnal to form four triangles.
    9. Arrange on a plate and serve immediately.

      Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.