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Cucumber Sandwiches - A Family Feast

Cucumber Sandwiches

Our Cucumber Sandwiches are made with soft white bread slathered with cream cheese, mayonnaise, fresh herbs, and lemon – plus thinly sliced cucumbers.

Yield: 14 small servings 1x
Prep: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutes


1 large English cucumber

1 teaspoon kosher salt

8 ounces softened cream cheese

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon fresh dill fronds, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 loaf of good-quality bakery-style white bread


  1. Trim ends off cucumber. Using a potato peeler, peel the cucumber lengthwise, leaving some skin behind.
  2. Use a mandolin (or sharp knife) and cut slices one-eighth inch thick. We got 90 slices out of our cucumber.
  3. Lay cucumber slices out on a sheet tray covered in paper towels and sprinkle on the teaspoon of kosher salt. Let sit for 20 minutes to pull moisture and bitterness from the cucumber slices.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped fresh dill, chopped fresh chives, garlic powder, mustard powder and fresh black pepper.
  5. Lay out all bread slices on a cutting board and spread the cream cheese spread on all slices (assuming you have an even number of slices). Do not trim crusts yet.
  6. Blot the cucumber slices with paper towels removing all moisture that collected on the slices.
  7. Lay the cucumber slices on half of the spread-topped bread slices.
  8. Cover each sandwich with the remaining slices of bread.
  9. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut off each crust edge and through the rounded edges of the cucumber. (Wipe the blade between cuts.)
  10. Cut each tea sandwich in half corner to corner, then in half again.
  11. Serve immediately.

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© Author: A Family Feast
Cuisine: English Method: slice