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Cucumber Sandwiches

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Cucumber sandwiches are delicious, savory and fun to eat.These cute tea sandwiches are also ideal for picnics and road trips.

Serve finger sandwiches at teacher appreciation luncheons, graduation parties, and during casual visits with friends. They’re also perfect for bridal showers and baby showers! The flavorful cucumber sandwich spread is so delightful. Assemble these refreshing tea-time snacks in under 20 minutes!

Cucumber sandwiches and small bite-size desserts on a 2-tiered marble and gold tray.

CUCUMBER SANDWICHES FOR AFTERNOON TEA

In many European and South American countries, dinner is traditionally served about 9 p.m. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. friends and family sit down to enjoy afternoon tea and finger sandwiches. Tea party classics like egg salad and cucumber sandwiches are traditional tea time offerings.

Cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches on the bottom level of a marble-and-gold tiered tray.

INGREDIENTS FOR FINGER SANDWICHES

The best tea sandwiches begin with a tasty cucumber sandwich spread! These are the ingredients you’ll need for this quick easy recipe:

  • Whipped cream cheese
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh dill
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Long seedless cucumber
  • Thin-sliced bread, crusts removed

CUCUMBER SANDWICH RECIPE

Follow these step-by-step instructions for making yummy tea sandwiches:

  • STEP 1: Add the cream cheese, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar and spices to a small mixing bowl.
  • STEP 2: With a spatula or spoon, mix ingredients until fully combined.
  • STEP 3: Thinly slice the cucumber.
  • STEP 4: Cut out round shapes from the bread with a small biscuit cutter. Each slice of bread yields two small circles. 

4 images showing step-by-step instructions for making cucumber sandwiches.

HOW TO MAKE CUCUMBER SANDWICHES

Assembling finger sandwiches is easy with these simple step-by-step instructions:

  • STEP 1: With a spreader or knife, gently spread the cream cheese mixture across a half circle of bread.
  • STEP 2: Place a slice of cucumber on top of the cream cheese spread. Add a few sprigs of dill on top of the cucumber. If desired, sprinkle a few pieces of lemon zest on top of the dill.
  • STEP 3: Finish assembling the cucumber sandwiches by placing a second circle of bread on top, followed by a single slice of cucumber and a fresh sprig of dill.
  • STEP 4: Secure the sandwich layers together with these festive bamboo party forks!

4 images showing step-by-step recipe instructions for how to make cucumber sandwiches.

TEA PARTY IDEAS WITH TEA SANDWICHES

Food served at afternoon tea are traditionally dainty small bites. Everything can be lifted with your fingers. Most items can be eaten in 2-3 bites!

HOW TO PREP A TIERED TRAY

Guests for afternoon tea start by enjoying savory items on the bottom tier. Slowly, casually, they work their way up to the mini desserts on the top tier.

  • TIER 1: Arrange savory items, such as tea sandwiches and mini quiche, on the bottom tier.
  • TIER 2: On the middle tier, include scones or biscuits plus clotted cream and jam. I love using these adorable mini jars of Bonne Maman preserves! If desired, include some lemon curd.
  • TIER 3: Place a variety of bite-size pastries and desserts on the upper tier, like cookies, tiny cakes, and lemon tarts.

Marble and gold tiered tray with finger sandwiches and tiny desserts for tea time.

HOW TO HOST A TEA PARTY

  1. TEA PARTY INVITES: For a casual meet-up, a phone call or text is the best way to plan your get-together. For a more formal affair, you can mail out invites or set up an event on Facebook.
  2. PLAN THE MENU: What type of savory finger sandwiches would you like to make? Save time by picking up tiny sweets from a baker or your local market. If your tea party is an in-between meal, the fare you serve can be light. If it’s later in the day, guests will expect a greater number of tea sandwiches and other offerings.
  3. BREW THE TEA: Before guests arrive, brew plenty of flavorful tea! You may need more than one tea pot for serving.
  4. ASSEMBLE TEA SANDWICHES: Prep the cucumber sandwiches and set up your tiered trays.
  5. SET THE TABLE: Lay out a tablecloth. Set out cream, sugar, lemon wedges, appetizer plates, tea cups, saucers, mini spoons, and napkins. If you don’t have a tea set, you can make things fun by asking your friends to bring their favorite tea cup and saucer!
  6. ENJOY THE TEA PARTY: Take a breath, relax, and get ready to enjoy the afternoon. Engage in lively conversation or binge on the latest gossip with friends!

Cucumber tea sandwiches on a white serving tray surrounded by a tea pot and tea cups.

EXPERT TIPS

  • HOW TO THINLY SLICE CUCUMBERS: Use an adjustable mandoline slicer or your food processor.
  • ADDITIONAL SHAPES FOR TEA SANDWICHES: When hosting a tea party, mix things up by serving finger sandwiches in different shapes! Slice off the bread crusts before adding the spread. After placing the top layer of bread on each sandwich, cut each into 3 rectangles, 4 triangles, or 4 squares. For a lovely feminine look, use a scalloped cookie cutter to make small flower-shaped sandwiches.
  • HOW TO PREP CUCUMBER SANDWICHES IN ADVANCE: The cucumber sandwich spread can be made 24 hours in advance. You can slice the cucumbers and cut out the bread rounds in advance as well. Simply store each ingredient separately in air-tight containers or zip-top bags. When you’re ready to serve your finger sandwiches, assemble them with fresh sprigs of dill and freshly-zested lemon rind!

Tiered tray with cucumber tea sandwiches and bite-size desserts.

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Cucumber tea sandwiches on a white serving tray surrounded by a tea pot and tea cups.

Cucumber Sandwiches


  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 40 Finger Sandwiches 1x

Description

This cucumber sandwich recipe is quick and easy to make! Enjoy these festive tea sandwiches for brunch, baby showers, bridal showers, tea parties, graduation parties and more!


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Ingredients

CUCUMBER SANDWICH SPREAD

  • 8-ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Pink Himalayan salt, to taste
  • Freshly-ground  black pepper, to taste

CUCUMBER SANDWICHES

  • 2 loaves of thin-sliced bread, crusts removed (20/22 slices per loaf)
  • 2 long seedless cucumbers
  • Zest of 1 lemon for garnishing
  • Sprigs of fresh dill for garnishing

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for the cucumber sandwich spread.
  2. Thinly slice the cucumber, leaving the peel intact!
  3. Use a small biscuit cutter to cut out two circles from each slice of bread.
  4. With a butter knife, gently spread the cream cheese mixture across a circle of bread. Place a slice of cucumber on top of the cream cheese spread. Add small sprigs of dill on top of the cucumber. If desired, sprinkle a few pieces of lemon zest on top of the dill.
  5. Finish assembling the cucumber sandwiches by placing a second circle of bread on top, followed by a single slice of cucumber and a fresh sprig of dill. Secure the sandwich layers with these festive bamboo party forks!

Notes

EXPERT TIPS

  • HOW TO THINLY SLICE CUCUMBERS: Use an adjustable mandoline slicer or your food processor.
  • ADDITIONAL SHAPES FOR FINGER SANDWICHES: When hosting a tea party, mix things up by serving finger sandwiches in different shapes! Slice off the bread crusts before adding the spread. After placing the top layer of bread on each sandwich, cut each into 3 rectangles, 4 triangles, or 4 squares.
  • PREP CUCUMBER SANDWICHES IN ADVANCE: The cucumber sandwich spread can be made 24 hours in advance. You can slice the cucumbers and cut out the bread rounds in advance as well. Simply store each ingredient separately in air-tight containers or zip-top bags. When you’re ready to serve your finger sandwiches, assemble them with freshly trimmed sprigs of dill and freshly-zested lemon rind!
  • Category: Lunch, Brunch
  • Method: Mixing Bowl
  • Cuisine: English, American

Keywords: cucumber sandwiches, cucumber tea sandwiches, finger sandwiches

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What are your favorite finger sandwiches? What do you think about this cucumber sandwich recipe? Share your thoughts on tea sandwiches in the comments below!

25 thoughts on “Cucumber Sandwiches”

  1. I’m actually planning a picnic next week and these would be PERFECT for it! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  2. This is the cutest set-up ever. Perfect for a tea party! What’s your favorite tea to pair with these sandwiches?

  3. Oh my goodness how adorable! Love the presentation,, and they sound so tasty as well! Perfect for the upcoming summer months!

    -madi xo

  4. These are really cute looking cucumber sandwiches. They’re really good with an afternoon tea as they’re nice and refreshing.

  5. They are always very appreciated in these parts, an excellent snack to be enjoyed in the company of an afternoon tea and friends. Simply delicious!

  6. Such a nostalgic recipe but I love your take on it! I had never used Greek yogurt before and it was perfect!

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