Tomato Cucumber Sandwich is a simple and easy sandwich recipe that requires no cooking and is perfect for a quick healthy meal. Layered with juicy tomatoes, and crisp cucumber slices, this sandwich is light, simple, delicious and so refreshing! Enjoy it as a snack, in the lunchbox, or even as a picnic treat, high tea sandwich, or party appetizer.
Tomato Cucumber Sandwich has been our favorite meal this summer be it for breakfast, light lunch, after-school snack, or even in the kid's lunchbox.
It's simple, light, refreshing and so easy to make yet full of flavors and textures that will satisfy your taste buds.
The best part is these cucumber tomato sandwiches require no cooking and can be whipped up in 10 mins.
About Tomato Cucumber Sandwich
Tomato Cucumber Sandwich is a simple and delicious vegetarian sandwich that requires no cooking and can be made in 10 minutes.
It typically consists of sliced tomatoes, cucumber, and optional additions like lettuce, cheese, and spreads, sandwiched between slices of bread.
To make tomato cucumber sandwich recipe, the bread is generously slathered with butter before layering the tomato and cucumber and flavoring it with salt and pepper. For this recipe, I also add flavored cream cheese along with butter and chaat masala for more depth of flavor.
These sandwiches are typically served untoasted but you can also toast them for crispy texture.
This tomato and cucumber sandwich is refreshing and light, making it a perfect choice for picnics, quick lunches, snacks, as high tea finger sandwiches, or appetizers, especially during summertime.
It's a healthy, versatile option that can be customized according to personal preferences, making it a favorite among both kids and adults.
Bread - Use good quality bread. Soft fresh white bread is the most common choice for this sandwich but you can use whole wheat bread, Italian, multigrain, Sourdough bread, Ciabatta, or bread of choice.
Tomatoes - Use the best quality tomatoes here. Summer usually has a great variety so use fresh ripe tomatoes of choice. I have used Roma tomatoes but you can also use beefsteak tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, tomatoes on the vine, or any of your choice.
Cucumber - Use English cucumbers (or hothouse or seedless cucumbers) or Persian cucumbers. These varieties have thinner skin, fewer seeds, and a mild, sweet flavor. You can skip peeling due to their thin skin and the fewer seeds result in a less watery and crisper texture.
Spread - I prefer butter and cream cheese (chive and onion favor) as spread for these sandwiches. You can use just butter too. The cream cheese gives it that extra creamy texture and you can use plain or flavored cream cheese. You can also use mayonnaise or Greek yogurt for a lighter alternative.
Seasonings: Salt, black pepper, and chaat masala. I like to add chaat masala for more flavor. You can skip it too or add dry herbs like Italian seasoning or dry oregano leaves. Add chili flakes for a spicy twist.
Please refer to the recipe card for exact measurements of ingredients.
How To Make Tomato Cucumber Sandwich (Stepwise Photos)
1 and 2 - Cut the tomato and cucumber into thin slices. Pat dry the tomato and cucumber slices with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and prevent the bread from becoming soggy.
3 and 4 - Take two slices of bread and trim off the crusts.
5 - Spread butter on one side of one bread slice, and cream cheese on the other slice.
6 - Next layer buttered bread slice with cucumber slices and season with salt. Top it with tomato slices, black pepper, and chaat masala.
7 - Add another layer of cucumber slices and close with the other bread slice (cream cheese side facing down).
8 - Cucumber Tomato sandwich is ready! Use a sharp knife and cut the sandwich n half or squares or triangles or fingers and serve! Repeat the above steps to make more sandwiches.
The cucumber tomato sandwich is delicious on its own, you can also serve it with a side of chutney or ketchup to dip. Pair it with some fresh fruits, chips, salad, and a drink of choice like tea, coffee, or a refreshing beverage for a delicious meal.
You can serve tomato cucumber sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, or snacks. These are perfect for kids' lunchboxes or as after-school snacks and for picnics too.
Cut the sandwiches into smaller, bite-sized pieces to serve as party appetizers or at high tea parties!
Use ripe and flavorful tomatoes and crisp cucumbers for the best taste and texture.
Gently pat dry the tomato and cucumber slices with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and prevent the bread from becoming soggy.
Dont skip the layer of butter and/or cream cheese. It acts as a moisture barrier and keeps the bread from getting soggy.
If you want a more flavorful sandwich, you can add a spread like mayonnaise, chutney, hummus, or pesto.
You can also add other vegetables to the sandwich, such as lettuce, onion, avocado, or sprouts.
To make the sandwich more filling, you can add a slice of cheese or a hard-boiled egg.
You can also serve this sandwich grilled as a toast or panini. Another option is to serve it as an open-faced sandwich.
Frequently Asked Questions
To prevent the sandwich from becoming soggy, pat dry the tomato and cucumber slices with a paper towel before assembling. Creating a thin layer of butter, and/or cream cheese on the bread can also act as a moisture barrier.
I recommend consuming the Tomato Cucumber Sandwich immediately after assembly for the best taste. If you need to store it, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours. It may get a bit soggy on storing.
Absolutely! Tomato Cucumber Sandwiches can be prepared in advance. To prevent them from getting soggy, keep the buttered bread and sliced vegetables separate until you're ready to assemble and enjoy them.
Yes, you can easily make this sandwich vegan or dairy-free. Use plant-based spreads like vegan butter and cream cheese.
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Tomato Cucumber Sandwich
- Cut the tomato and cucumber into thin slices. Pat dry the tomato and cucumber slices with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and prevent the bread from becoming soggy.
- Take two slices of bread and trim the crusts.
- Spread butter on one side of one bread slice, and cream cheese on the other slice.
- Next layer buttered bread slice with cucumber slices and season with salt.
- Top it with tomato slices, black pepper, and chaat masala.
- Add another layer of cucumber slices and close with the other bread slice (cream cheese side facing down).
- Use a sharp knife and cut the sandwich n half or squares or triangles or fingers and serve! Repeat the above steps to make more sandwiches.
- Cucumber Tomato sandwich is ready! Serve it on its own, you can also serve it with a side of chutney or ketchup to dip.
Update Notes: This post was originally published on Aug 22, 2012, but was republished with, step-by-step instructions, new photos, tips, and a video in Aug of 2023.