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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cucumber Sandwiches :Healthy DIY Meal

Cucumber Sandwiches

There is nothing as refreshing on a hot summer day as the taste of a homegrown cucumber.  I am picking four cucumbers a day from my vines, so I created this delicious recipe to use up some of those cylindrical beauties. 

Cucumber Sandwiches

You will need:
6 slices of sourdough bread
1/2 cup spreadable cream cheese
Balsamic vinegar
1/4 fresh lemon
a few sprigs of chopped fresh thyme
3 Tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
several whole leaves of fresh basil
2 Tablespoons of finely chopped chives
Pepper (fresh ground is best)
1 peeled, sliced cucumber
sliced cherry tomatoes
Olive oil

1. First, use a mason jar (or round cookie cutter) to cut circles from sourdough bread.  I try to get two circles from each slice.  (Save the scraps for bread salad)

2.  Put the bread rounds into a pan of heated olive oil. Fry each side until golden. Allow to cool on a plate.

3.  Mix 1/2 cup spreadable cream cheese with a splash of balsamic vinegar, chopped thyme, parsley, basil, chives and lemon juice from 1/4 a lemon. Use a lemon zester to grate a little lemon peel into the mixture. 


 4. When the bread has cooled, add a tablespoon or two of the cream cheese mixture onto each bread round. Press a cucumber slice on top. Add a slice of cherry tomato and a basil leaf. Sprinkle each with fresh ground peppercorn. 

 5. Enjoy the splendor of homegrown! 

Cucumber sandwiches are delicious paired with corn on the cob, and chilled watermelon.


  1. very nice recipe I loved it. The pictures are very well taken!

  2. Thanks! This is one of my favorite recipes to make!


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