Cucumber sandwich is a classic tea party fair. Made with thinly sliced cucumber, herby cream cheese spread, and crustless bread, these sandwiches are light and airy.
A dish with origins as a light snack at high tea, the simple cucumber salad has evolved to become bold with flavor and versatile ingredients.
While the classic sandwich was served with just cucumber slices, modern versions have played with cream cheese, mayonnaise, and spices.
This recipe takes on the modern all-popular cucumber salad with its cheesiness from cream cheese, creaminess from mayo, and savory from garlic and herbs. All this speaks of a spectacular snack.
You do not have to buy mayonnaise from the store. Make rich, creamy, and fresh mayo at home by checking out my How To Make Mayonnaise recipe.
- Sandwich bread - Your regular white bread. A bit sweet, without any crust and should be soft.
- Cucumber - Round slices of cucumber to serve in the middle. Forms the base of the sandwich.
- Cream cheese - this soft and smooth cheese is an excellent spread.
- Mayonnaise - gives that creaminess to the fillings.
- Garlic - grated and to be mixed with cheese and mayo. A flavor bomb.
- Dill leaves - provides that herby flavor and aroma. It pairs very well with cream cheese.
- Green onion - Chopped and added as garnish on top of the fillings.
- Salt & Pepper - as per taste and for flavor.
How to make
Cucumber Sandwich is a straightforward and quick dish to make. Prepare bread slices by stripping them of the brown edges with a knife.
Prepare the spread by mixing the cream cheese, mayo, grated garlic, chopped dill leaves, green onion, and salt and pepper. Spread it over two slices of white bread with a butter knife.
Lay a bed of sliced cucumbers on top of one bread slice having the spread. Sprinkle pepper for taste.
Lay the other slice of bread with spread on top of this one.
You can prepare and store the spread for up to a week in the refrigerator. Just take it out, and you can use it as a cold spread on fresh sandwich bread.
Do not store if you have already prepared the sandwiches as they will become soggy after some time.
Serve with warm tea for a classic afternoon tea or early evening snack.
Want to try some other sumptuous fillings in sandwiches? Check out this Egg Bhurji recipe - a popular Indian sandwich filling. Instead of mayo and cheese, you can also add coleslaw as a filling. Read through my Classic Coleslaw recipe. For a Mediterranean twist, we always have pita bread and Creamy Homemade Hummus or Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus.
- 8 slices sandwich bread
- 2 cucumber
- 200 grams cream cheese
- 4 tablespoon Mayonnaise
- 2-3 tablespoon Dill leaves finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon Chopped Green onion
- 1 Garlic Clove grated
- salt and pepper as per taste
- Mix together cream cheese, mayo, grated garlic, chopped dill leaves, chopped green onion, pepper, and salt to taste.
- Slice cucumber into thin slices using a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer.
- Cut the brown edges of bread using a knife.
- Spread 2 tablespoons of cream chees mixture on a slice of bread. Top it with a layer of sliced cucumber. Sprinkle some dill leaves and a dash of pepper.
- On another slice of bread spread another tablespoon of cream cheese mixture. Place it on top of the first slice, cream cheese side down.
- Repeat the above steps for the rest of the breads.