Recipe: “Old Standard” Cucumber Carrot Sandwich

When I first started making substantial veggie sandwiches, this was the first combination I settled on.

open-face cuke sandwich

It took a little while to get “just right”, but now I’m so fond of it that I eat it more often than not when I want a sandwich.  So for today’s sandwich post, I present:

The “Old Standard” Cucumber Carrot Sandwich


2 slices your favorite vegan bread (I used oat nut for the one in the picture)
6 round slices of cucumber OR one 2-inch piece cucumber, sliced lengthwise
2-inch piece of carrot, cut unto matchsticks
1 thin slice white onion
2-3 red pepper rings, left whole or cut into strips
2 large OR 3 small tomato slices
4-5 banana pepper rings (I use Mt. Olive brand because they have no HFCS or artificial coloring)
leaf lettuce of your choice
condiment of your choice (I prefer plain yellow mustard for this one!)

To assemble:

— Lay the bread on a flat surface.  Seriously. Veggie sandwiches love sliding apart on inclines. (Please don’t ask how I know.)

— Layer the ingredients on one slice of bread in the order listed. I’ve found they stack best that way, but if a different order works for you, go for it!

— Spread your preferred condiment on the other slice of bread, top off the sandwich, and enjoy! (Or slice it in some artistic way first, because that’s fun.)

closed cuke sandwich