Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches


My first thought when I saw cucumber sandwiches several years ago wasn't a positive one. I couldn't imagine how cream cheese slathered pieces of white bread that had cucumber slices sandwiched between them would taste good.

I was so, so wrong.

These are incredibly simple but very tasty. Use fresh dill if you have it - I mix it in with the cream cheese. Perfect for a quick lunch or as a pretty little snack at a baby shower, bridal shower, luncheon, and more.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Makes 24 sandwiches

2 seedless cucumbers, ends trimmed
12 slices white sandwich bread
6 ounces whipped cream cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill, optional

Cut each cucumber crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Thinly slice each cucumber piece lengthwise into strips. Place the bread slices on a work surface and spread with a thin layer of cream cheese. Divide the cucumber and dill (if desired) evenly among 6 of the slices (you may not use all of the cucumber). Top with remaining bread. Trim the crusts and cut into quarters.

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6 comments:

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Yum! I am going to try these because they look so cute and fresh!

whisk-kid said...

I've never actually seen a recipe for these, but I do remember seeing them in cartoons and movies and thinking that they must taste awesome. Now that I have a recipe, I really want to try it!

They're adorable :)

Kate @ the wooden spoon said...

YUM - I just made this for lunch today. Thanks for the great idea! It was fantastic and easy.

Kelly Portmann said...

Made these for a girls luncheon! They were a hit!

Kelly Portmann said...

Made these for a girls luncheon. They were a hit! Loved the fresh dill!

Kristy Thompson said...

I add a baby spinach leaf to mine. I LOVE these refreshing little sandwiches!