Lunch: Cucumber & Turkey Sandwiches

The summer of 2011 will always be remembered as the Summer of the Sandwich.  During the summer, I see my girlfriends just about every day.  We swim, we play with our kids, we chat.  At the beginning of that summer, Sheaffer started bringing this sandwich to the pool every day.  After about a week straight, we all got curious and started asking her about it.  It sounded simple, flavorful and most importantly, easy to prepare.  The following week, we all started bringing the sandwich too.  By the end of the summer, us gals probably consumed 300 of those sandwiches.  It was the Summer of the Sandwich.
We also started mixing and matching the sandwich too.  We changed out the Laughing Cow cheese flavors, added spinach and avocado, used ham instead of turkey, switched the cucumber for bell pepper…we went crazy over recreating this silly sandwich.  So…here it is.  The perfect little sandwich.  Maybe this will be your Summer of the Sandwich too?
All of the ingredients you’ll need…one wedge of Laughing Cow cheese, a few slices of cucumber, Sandwich Thins as your bread and a little deli turkey.

Split your sandwich thin open (they’re great little things to use instead of a loaf of bread!  They’re located on the bread aisle!).  
Spread one wedge of Laughing Cow between the bottom and top parts of the bread (we like all the flavors but Garlic and Herb is the original for our sandwich).
Layer a few slices of cucumber and a few pieces of deli turkey in the middle.
Done!
Isn’t that simple?  And it’s so delicious too!  And just for grins…here is one of my favorite pictures from the Summer of the Sandwich
My sweet girl!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} May 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Ah, yes….the memories. I've already had it twice this year and I still love it just as much!!!! Avocado is a seriously nice touch! šŸ™‚

  • Aubs May 29, 2013 at 11:55 am

    That pic of Kensington is precious! And I've never had laughing cow cheese ~ gonna have to give it a try!

  • Jen {Whimsy at Heart} May 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    That's a great idea for a sandwich! I love cucumber on just about anything. I'll add that to my rotation of sandwich ideas for sure. šŸ™‚

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On May 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Mmm, avocado sounds wonderful too. I eat sandwich thins for lunch every day, with different toppings. Adding this into the mix!

  • C Chu May 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Shay, this sounds like a perfect and versatile sandwich. It is a must try for me šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

  • Nikki Dargatz May 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I remember the sandwich! Sheaffer was so excited about it she even made it for me to get me hooked. Lately I have been using hummus in place of the cheese. It's yummy, too! šŸ™‚

  • BonBon Rose Girls Kristin May 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Yum! That looks delish. And so healthy!

  • Maureen W. (Maryland) May 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Great inspiration! I get bored easily with the same old turkey sandwich, so this will help keep it interesting. Something even my kids will enjoy …

  • Amanda May 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Sounds like a plan! Love that there's no mayo, and the cucumber is less likely to get soggy (than tomoatoes. etc). Trying this for sure! Your summers sound a lot like mine – filled with kids, friends, and fun šŸ™‚

    PS – The Ritz in the meatloaf worked out deliciously! Love that I could Mix and Match along with you šŸ™‚

  • Primary Paradise May 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    We will definitely have to try this. We love Laughing Cow cheese. The picture of your daughter is adorable.
    Tammy
    Primary Paradise

  • mel @ the larson lingo May 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    FREAKING OUT right now!!!! I make this sandwich & have been for a couple years!!! A few girls I teach with & I started bringing sandwhiches like this to school & we mix it up with different laughing cow cheeses, avacado, bell pepper & cucumber also.. In the summer I add tomatoes from my garden! Great minds think alike!!!! This is why I get along so well with you & Sheaffer! šŸ™‚

  • Paula May 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Yummm….cucumber and avacado do add nice touches of flavor.

  • Jaren May 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I've never tried Laughing Cow or cucumbers on a sandwich, but I'm desperate to change up my lunches so I'll give it a try! It sounds good!
    Cute swim pic!

  • A Modern Commonplace Book May 29, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks for some awesome new lunch ideas. I LOVE the cucumber idea.

    Just letting you know I started a "Recipe Basics" Resource that everyone can submit their basic recipes to!

    Thanks for the food inspiration!

    Ginny
    http://www.moderncommonplacebook.com

  • Team Seghs May 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    had it
    love it
    miss it
    even though i still make it often
    why is it that food always tastes better when someone else makes it?

  • Kathy Olson May 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I've never tried that cheese, but this sandwich sounds really good. Thanks so much! Lunches can get pretty boring in the summer.

  • Megan May 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Your website is fantastic! I was obsessed with turkey and laughing cow swiss cheese on sandwich thins until I found out we were pregnant. After having our sweet baby girl, I could not get back into the sandwich groove. However, at the grocery story this week, I picked up the ingredients to try your sandwich. It's delicious! Thank you for another easy, yet yummy recipe!!!

  • Carmen June 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    My new favourite sandwich EVER. Even though it's winter here, I just love the cool flavours and textures! We had no more Laughing Cow cheese by day three of my fam enjoying this sandwich…so we resorted to cream cheese…just as yummy!!

  • Laura June 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Another great use for laughing cow cheese (and very mix and matchable) – drop a wedge or two into pasta or pasta sauce for a low calorie cream sauce!