The Best Cucumber Tuna Sandwich Recipe

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The ultimate guilt-free snack!

tuna cucumber sandwich recipe

Our tuna cucumber sandwiches are the perfect guilt free snack to squash midday hunger pangs. These bite sized delights are a wonderful skinny alternative to traditional sandwiches! Instead of bread, this low-carb, protein-packed recipe relies on cucumber slices to cradle a mouthwatering mixture of tuna, onions, and savory spices.

Nutrient-Packed Cucumber Tuna Sandwiches

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Nutrient-rich cucumber slices replace soggy, boring bread, and give each cucumber tuna sandwich a light, satisfying crunch that’ll take your taste buds straight out to the garden. They’re hydrating, cooling, and anti inflammatory, and are great for your skin. Combining the antioxidant power of cucumbers with the Omega-3 fatty acids in tuna is the perfect way to get the most health benefits out of your quick and delicious lunch!

Perfect for a Crowd

cucumber tuna sandwiches

The best part? These cucumber tuna sandwiches are the perfect crisp, high-protein party snack! Skewer each sandwich with a toothpick for a fun, easy serving. This simple & healthy snack will make a great addition to picnics, potlucks, or family gatherings, as it is easy to assemble and packed with nutrients. If you don’t have any toothpicks on hand, feel free to just dip the slices right into the tuna for a protein-packed party dip! No matter how you choose to eat these, we know you’ll love the refreshing, savory flavors and crunchy texture!

4.84 from 6 votes

The Best Healthy Cucumber Tuna Sandwich Recipe

These dainty and delicious healthy cucumber and tuna sandwiches are perfect for a light snack or appetizer. Bring them with you on a picnic, snack on them for a light lunch, or serve them at your next party—we know your guests will think they’re both adorable and delicious!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 3 sandwiches
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 5 ounces wild-caught tuna can
  • 1/4 cup red onion or yellow, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons clean mayo more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed (from 1/2 a lemon)
  • 2 cucumbers partially peeled, lengthwise to create stripes, cut into 12 horizontal slices each


  • Mix the tuna, mayo, onions, salt, pepper, paprika, and lemon juice in a bowl until well combined.
  • Lay out half of the cucumber slices, top each with a dollop of tuna salad, and top each with a cucumber slice.
  • Sandwiches can be skewered with toothpicks for easier serving.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 3sandwiches | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 276mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy

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These cucumber tuna sandwiches are light yet packed with protein and nutrients. Hydrating antioxidant-rich cucumber and lean, protein packed tuna create a one-two punch that will curb your hunger and keep your taste buds happy!

Serve these little bites at your next party, munch on them as a light lunch or snack, or forego the toothpicks and turn this dish into a tuna dip with cucumber chips! They really are the ultimate guilt free snack!

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Tuna is a high quality lean protein full of vitamins and minerals. It promotes heart and brain health, and it’s absolutely delicious! If you enjoyed this snack, you may also like these scrumptious tuna appetizers:

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  1. The recipe for cucumber tuna sandwiches does not list olive oil as an ingredient. The preparation notes indicate olive oil to be used. Please clarify, thank you

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