Spring is here and there’s nothing like a light lunch packed with veggies this time of year. And these Cucumber Sandwiches check all the boxes. I use my Dill Cream Cheese Spread for some added flavor and spice. Sandwich that and a healthy amount of cucumbers between two slices of traditional white bread and you have a tea time snack that is top notch.
The history of cucumber sandwiches goes back to afternoon tea time. It was a snack for the rich and upper class. However, I think it’s funny because while these cute little sandwiches have a high class vibe – they couldn’t be easier to make! On top of that, the ingredients are not fancy or expensive either. It’s literally three ingredients in my recipe below!
Traditional cucumber sandwiches are made with white bread, butter, and cucumbers. However, I’ve jazzed up mine by using my Dill Cream Cheese Spread in place of butter as it gives these sandwiches a little spice and tang. Also, traditionally cucumber sandwiches have the cucumber skins cut off. But, they have flavor and texture, not to mention nutrients in them like fiber and beta-carotene, so I leave my skins on. So, rich or poor, famous or not – these cute little cucumber sandwiches can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime, any way you like them. You can pair yours with a cup of tea to feel fancy for an afternoon snack, or enjoy them for lunch paired with some chips and fruit. Get the recipe below for my easy Cucumber Sandwiches.
Tips for Making the Best Cucumber Sandwiches
• Use plain boring white bread. The smoother in texture the better! You don’t want to use a fancy or thick bread here, simple is what we want.
• Slice your cucumbers thin so they can all be stacked easily into the sandwich.
• Prepare the cucumber sandwiches right before you plan to eat them. They can get soggy if left in the fridge, so it’s best to prepare them and serve immediately.
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you’re making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don’t need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it’s already a healthy recipe, or you’re already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn’t mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Cucumber SandwichesDifficulty: Easy
Cucumber sandwiches are usually served at tea time, but this recipe for Cucumber Sandwiches makes a light and healthy lunch or snack.
1 large organic cucumber
4 slices organic white bread
- Make sure the Dill Cream Cheese is made.
- Slice the cucumbers into thin slices, about ¼-inch thick.
- Spread the dill spread onto each slice of bread. Place cucumber slices onto one side of each sandwich. Sandwich together. Slice into small bites to serve.
- Serve immediately.
- Gluten Free – Use gluten free bread.
- High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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