Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cucumber Sandwiches

Our friend Gollum is hosting Foodie Friday and burning pizza today (her words, not mine!). But Gollum is to be forgiven--she's in creative mode. If you read my post yesterday you know what mode I'm in---bridal!! Spring makes me think of graduation luncheons, bridesmaids' luncheons and teas. This sandwich has long been a staple on all of those menus for me. I love cucumbers--have almost never had one I didn't like. Of course, I prefer the long skinny kind from the farmers' market, but I'll eat the 99 cent grocery store variety in a pinch! This sandwich is always a hit. It's a little different from the open-faced tea sandwich, a little more substantial. Even men seem to love this. One of Beloved's hunting buddies regularly requests
this for fishing trips! I hope you'll try it and click on the Foodie Friday button for more fun!

Cucumber Sandwich Spread

1 large cucumber, peeled and grated

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon grated onion

4 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

Mix vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, and onion together. Soak cucumber pulp in vinegar mixture for fifteen minutes and drain well. Mix softened cream cheese and cucumber. Refrigerate until ready to use.


  1. Wow, what a cute bite-sized delish! Happy Friday!

  2. These are a hit in the spring and summer..yours looks delicious!

  3. Hi Susan~ ~ ~Thanks for stopping by and commenting about the salt cellars. I will definately try this recipe, Thanks again. From your picture it looks like you spread the bread THEN cut with a cutter. Do you have a favorite bread for this? Hints would be appreciated. I have never made cucumber sandwiches. ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  4. I meant to photograph the truly burned part of the pizza, but Bandwith threw it away. Sigh.
    These cucumber sandwiches are adorable!

  5. I love cucumber sandwiches - this will be perfect for a spring picnic!

  6. Ummm...I do love cucumber sandwiches! Your's are so pretty...

  7. I usually just slice cucumbers...but this sounds great! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

  8. Great cucumber filling recipe. Hmm... I have a bread tin that makes flower shaped loaves; I may have to go and find it and do some very feminine sandwiches soon!