Cucumber, Cream Cheese, and Sprout with Grainy Mustard Sandwiches

Cucumber Cream Cheese Sprout Sandwiches by Foodie with Family


This is a sandwich for my sisters.

My sisters and I have a thing for cucumbers. And sprouts. And cream cheese, grainy mustard, onions and seedy bread. It’s true. In fact, were you to put that sandwich in the picture above in front of any one of my sisters, there’s a good chance that the ensuing silence might be the only quiet you’d get around us.

We also have a thing for shopping.


…And dancing.


Folks, we cut a mean rug…


But mostly, we eat. We are very, very good at it. And we’d like to share a sandwich that screams ‘us’ with you. Want a bite? Better act quickly before we move in on it. Cucumber sandwiches wait for no woman.


Cucumber, Cream Cheese, Sprout and Grainy Mustard Sandwiches

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cucumber, Cream Cheese, Sprout and Grainy Mustard Sandwiches

Simple, light, fresh, and healthy, this sandwich is going to fill you up without weighing you down. Nothing beats crunchy cucumber and sprouts paired with smooth cream cheese and zingy mustard on hearty whole grain bread. I like to add thinly sliced sweet onion to the mix, but it's strictly optional. This is my kind of lunch!


    Per Sandwich:
  • 2 slices whole grain seedy bread
  • 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon or more whole grain Dijon mustard, to taste
  • 1/4 of a seedless (a.k.a. English) cucumber
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa, zesty or broccoli sprouts
  • coarse salt to taste
  • Optional:
  • thinly sliced sweet onion, to taste


Spread one slice of bread with the softened cream cheese. Spread the mustard over the other slice of bread. Arrange the sliced onions, if using, over the cream cheese, then the cucumbers, sprinkle lightly with coarse salt, then top with the sprouts and the remaining slice of bread, mustard side down. Gently press the sandwich and slice in half.

Serve immediately or wrap tightly and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving.


  1. Oh my gosh I want this sandwich right now!!! Love sisters – I’m one of 3 girls! :)

  2. I want this for breakfast! Gorgeous and some of my favorite things!

  3. I make something similar to this all. summer. long. That sandwich, my friend, has my name all over it. A bite? Pfft. How about a second sandwich ;-) Sisters are the best! 3

  4. I am in total love! This is just what I need after a long weekend of beignets and sweet things. Yum!

  5. I have never made or craved a cucumber sandwich but I am now. This looks SO refreshing and delicious. Thanks for sharing and cheers to sisters!

  6. sounds yummy and healthy. i love family recipes!

  7. 30 years ago it used to be that this was the only veggie sandwich on the menu. It was good then and it still is good now!

  8. The first time I ever had a cucumber sandwich was when I visited London while in college. Been in love with them ever since. Great recipe!

  9. This is totally my style. Fancy flavors, but it a regular, old sandwich…Love it!

  10. Okay wow! I want sprouts and it’s not even l unch yet! I think a phone call to the Mr. Is in order to swing by the market today ;)

  11. This was SOOOO yummy! I used spicy horseradish mustard, because it is what I had. I added spring mix to the sandwich as well. So worth all the hassle of getting the stuff. At first I had everything except the sprouts, and cream cheese. When I got those, the cucumber that I had was not good. Now that I have everything, my tummy is elated!

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