Just because you can’t have bread doesn’t mean sandwiches are off the menu. These Cucumber Club “Sandwiches” are packed with protein and deliver a satisfying crunch with every bite. You’ll find healthy ingredients and tons of flavor between slices of fresh, crisp cucumber, which is an ideal bread substitute in this delicious summer dish. This recipe combines everything we love about a club sandwich while skipping the gut-harming gluten!

Cucumbers

Cucumbers contain high amounts of soluble fiber and water to help keep your body cool and hydrated as you spend time in the summer sun. Water has a relatively high heat capacity, meaning it can absorb a lot of heat before its temperature rises. This allows the water in every cell of your body to act as a buffer against sudden temperature changes. As someone who spends their summers under a sweltering Texas sun, I understand how important it is to have proper hydration!

You use water in all of your body’s processes. In fact, this fluid makes up 60% of your body. Because cucumbers are composed of about 96% water, they are perfect for supporting hydration and can even help you meet your optimal daily fluid needs. I recommend eating them with the peel on as most of cucumber’s nutrients such as fiber, vitamins C and K, potassium, and protein are found in the peel. 

Bacon & Chicken

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These two flavorful proteins may be the most important part of this dish. Both provide ample amounts of nutrients! Bacon adds dietary cholesterol and both monounsaturated and saturated fats, which are necessary for your cells to function properly. It also offers B vitamins, selenium, phosphorus, and other minerals. 

In addition to their delicious flavor, chicken breasts are a great source of many essential nutrients. They are high in protein, which is important for building and repairing muscle. Chicken breasts contain iron and zinc, which support the immune system. It’s a hearty, comforting favorite for all ages and meal plans. 

Avocado

In addition to containing optimal amounts of satisfying dietary fiber, avocados are a great source of copper, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, vitamin K, and healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. These essential nutrients can lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol. Avocados are especially useful in this dish because they act as the delicious glue to hold all the ingredients together.

How to Make a Cucumber Club “Sandwich”

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To make these fresh and hearty Cucumber Clubs, simply halve two large cucumbers and scoop out the seeds with a small spoon before spreading your avocado and piling on your proteins. Add lettuce atop your masterpiece and dig in! You’ve got a fresh and filling meal without any inflammatory ingredients.

Cucumber Club “Sandwich”

Cucumber Club “Sandwich”

Cucumber Club “Sandwich”
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Servings

Servings:

2 Sandwiches

2 Sandwiches

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumber large
  • 4 4 slices nitrate-free bacon
  • 2 chicken breast roasted
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 4 leaves Boston Bibb or Butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 scallions chopped
  • 1 1 pinch sea salt to taste

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon until crispy and set aside.
  2. Wash and halve cucumbers. Cut off end stems and scoop out seeds with a small spoon and discard.
  3. Chop scallions and halve avocado and discard pit. Wash lettuce and set aside.
  4. Spread one half of the avocado onto each half of the cucumber. Sprinkle with salt and chopped scallions.
  5. Place two bacon slices atop each cucumber with avocado spread. Thinly slice chicken breasts and place one chicken breast onto each cucumber with avocado spread and bacon.
  6. Add lettuce atop the chicken.
  7. Place remaining cucumber halves on each sandwich.