Summer is slipping by fast and the world seems to be ready for apple and pumpkin recipes already. I’m sitting over here in the corner yelling, “But my garden is still producing like crazy! What about that zucchini? That tomato? That cucumber recipe! Waaaait!” So in a personal effort to prolong summer just a bit I’m going to go ahead and post some awesome recipes that feature summer’s bounty. Sure I love me some apple and pumpkin, but I’m just not there yet! Can’t we wait just a few more weeks? In my mind you can’t get more summery than a delicious cucumber sandwich, and that’s just what I have to share today.
A cucumber sandwich is just what a summer lunch should be – light, tangy, fresh, and airy. I look forward to my first cucumbers because I just can’t wait to make this. This also makes a great appetizer or finger food for a party (baby show must have in my mind!), just use those tiny pieces of rye bread instead of a standard loaf and you’ll have yourself an adorable little sandwich.
The recipe is super simple, totally adaptable to your tastes, and is just begging for you to try it today. Enjoy!
- Yield: 4 open-faced sandwiches
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 green onion, green part only chopped
- dash of garlic and onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste
- 4 slices of rye bread
- 1 cucumber sliced
- Add the cream cheese, green onion, and seasons to a small bowl and combine well with a fork. Adjust seasoning to taste. Toast (if you like) the rye bread. Spread 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture (or less if you like…) on the toasted bread and top with sliced cucumbers. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
There are lots of kinds of rye bread. I really like Russian Rye just FYI.
You can use reduced-fat cream cheese if you like here, it tastes just as creamy.
Mmm. Now I think I need one. Good thing I have everything in the fridge 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by, you all are the best. And long live summer (at least until I get all my seasonal ingredient posts are up!)
If you have too many cucumbers you might also like these recipes:
Refrigerator Pickles (my grandma’s recipe!) from Bless this Mess
Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Salad from a Teaspoon of Happiness
Salmon with Spicy Cucumber Pineapple Salsa from Martha Stewart