sandwich · vegetarian

Fully Loaded Cucumber Sandwich

I should dedicate this week to one of my oldest and best friends, Bethany, I suppose.

Yesterday I shared our affinity for crab rangoon. Today, I’m sharing our mutual love and adoration for the Italian BMT.

When we were in high school, there were very few options for off-campus lunch in our small town of about 6,000 people. Subway was one of those options. I wasn’t very adventurous when it came to my Subway order (I’m a turkey on white kind of gal) until Bethany introduced me to the Italian BMT.

The key to the sandwich? Loading it up with every single vegetable Subway offered. If you didn’t do that, it wasn’t the sandwich for us.

That’s the inspiration behind this sandwich I made this weekend. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve ordered one. Heck, I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve been in a Subway. But the memory of that sandwich piled high to the sky with veggies came flooding back to me this weekend.

Cucumber sandwiches are NOT very much like our beloved BMT. They’re a simple sandwich served during tea time or baby showers and aren’t meant to be messy.

That’s why I’m making this one messy. It’s a cucumber sandwich tribute to my BMT days.

I wanted the best parts of a cucumber sandwich (cucumbers and cream cheese) mixed with some extra veggies to make it a “fully loaded” version.

I think this is an instant classic in my book, but I’m comparing it to the monstrosity my best friend and I came up with in high school, so what do I know?

Try it for yourself and see. Enjoy!

Fully Loaded Cucumber Sandwich

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A cucumber sandwich packed with veggies like avocado, tomato, lettuce and sliced pepperoncinis.


  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced thin
  • 2 sliced whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 1/2 avocado, lightly mashed
  • 2 TBS. garlic & herb whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced
  • A few leaves of green-leaf lettuce
  • 2 tbs. sliced pepperoncinis or banana peppers, drained
  • Directions

    1. Smear lightly mashed avocado on one piece of toaste bread. Smear cream cheese on the other piece of toasted bread.
    2. Place tomato on top of avocado and season with salt and pepper. Arrange cucumber on the piece of toast with the cream cheese.
    3. Layer lettuce leaves on top of tomato slices. Place pepperoncini rings on top of cucumber. Put two pieces of toast together to make the sandwich. Serve.

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