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Tea Party Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe

Tea Party Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe

These tasty little sandwiches do not get soggy. They are light and refreshing. My wife and I made them for a Queen's birthday tea we hosted. —Chuck Hinz, Parma, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash pepper
  • 10 thin slices whole wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • 5 teaspoons butter, softened
  • Watercress sprigs


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the cucumber, lemon juice, oil, salt, sugar and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours.
  • 2. Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter; cut each into four squares. Drain cucumber and pat dry; place two cucumber slices on each square. Garnish with watercress. Yield: 40 sandwiches.

Nutritional Facts

2 sandwiches equals 51 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.