Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Cucumber Mint Sandwich

Did I tell you about the one sunny day we had last weekend? We did make the most of it before the rain has taken over our life again.... We went for a nice walk in a local trail - Basing Trail in Basingstoke. Can't believe there were sections of this trail we had not walked before. Thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Lunch was a packed sandwich. Cooling cucumber for a nice warm day. And amazing flavours from the mint and coriander. All packed to go.... Made a mini version without the chutney for my little one as well.

This recipe reminds me of the roadside sandwiches we used to have in India. Love the way the vendor would make it as per our specifications - spice level and what ingredients. Cut into small bite size pieces. Just what you need to keep you going while on a shopping trip in the hot sun


For the chutney

Bread 1
Mint 1/4 cup
Coriander Leaves 1/2 cup
Lime Juice 1/2 lime
Water 3 tbsp
Green Chilli 2 (add more for spicy version)
Salt to taste

To put together

Bread 8 slices
Cucumber 1 big (I used 10 slices per sandwich)
Cheese 4 slices
Butter 8 tsp (as needed, optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Grind all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Separate into 8 portions.

2. Take 2 slices of bread. Butter both the slices. Place them with the butter side up.

3. Spread one portion of the chutney on each slice.

4. Add 5 slices of cucumber on one slice of bread. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over it.

5. Place a cheese slice over it. Add another layer of cucumber. Add salt and pepper to it as well.

5. Close it with the other bread piece.

Enjoy your sandwich as is or with some tomato sauce.

Linking this to Healthy Diet - Sandwiches - Event by Priya Hosted by Kalyani


  1. nice idea for lunch box...

  2. perfect and healthy for breakfast

  3. Fabulous sandwich, feel like grabbing one.

  4. nice,healthy and delicious..lovely presentation!

  5. healthy n yummy sandwich....

  6. Delicious sandwiches,nicely packed like in bakeries:-)

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    1. The Kerala Kitchen(June'12)

    2.EP Series-Basil OR Cardamom

  7. Luks toooooooooo perfect....

  8. healthy and tasty breakfast..thanks for dropping by my space dear...
    pls visit and join my space in ur free time:)

  9. First time and must say loved every second spent here,nice twist to the Cucumber mint sandwich,reminds of my good old days..Healthy indeed....Love to give a shot...Happy To Follow u....

    Njoy Cooking and Happy Blogging.....

  10. great looking sandwich..and nice packing :)
    Noel collections

  11. Sandwiches look super good...perfect picnic recipe and otherwise too

  12. looking superb. perfect lunch box idea