Breadless cucumber sandwiches: Use cucumber slices as the base, add meats, cheese, and your favorite condiment. Yum!

The other day I had the most delightful little lunch: Cucumber “sandwiches”. Little bites using cucumber slices instead of bread, filled with deli meats, cheese, and various condiments.

Sandwiches without bread.

Totally satisfying and fun to eat.

They’re also low-carb and paleo and Whole30 friendly (if you avoid the cheese).

Cucumber "sandwiches" using cucumber slices instead of bread. Click through for recipe!

Bite-Sized Is Better

I’ve seen recipes similar to this that use a whole cucumber sliced in half the long way. I don’t know about you, but that seems like a little too much cucumber to eat gracefully.

When you eat a cucumber, do you start eating on one end and finish at the other? I didn’t think so.

You don’t eat a cucumber whole – so why would you eat a cucumber sandwich whole? Slice it up!

Make delicious cucumber "sandwiches" using cucumber slices instead of bread. Click through for recipe ideas!

School lunch: These make a great lunch or snack for kids. They will love mixing and matching toppings to make their own customized sandwiches.

Low-carb sandwiches: Check out these reuben bowls. All the flavor of a reuben sandwich, without the bread!

Party foodThrowing a party? Assemble a “make-your-own cucumber sandwich bar”, where guest make their own bites.

Save money: Inventory your fridge and use up bits of leftover cheese, meat, mustard, etc. You may have all the ingredients you need on hand!

Breadless Cucumber Sandwiches

Breadless Cucumber Sandwiches

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You can peel the cucumber if you don't like the taste or texture of the peel.


  • 1 large cucumber, cut into thin slices on the bias
  • Your choice of sliced cheese
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Gherkin pickles


  1. Top each cucumber slice with your choice of sauce, meat, and cheese.
  2. Top with a grape tomato or gherkin, if desired, and secure with a toothpick.