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Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

3 dozen

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
Italian salad dressing is an easy way to add zip to this simple spread. You can also use it as a dip with crackers and veggies or a sandwich filling. —Carol Henderson, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Savory Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 36 slices snack rye bread
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • Snipped fresh dill, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise and salad dressing mix. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Just before serving, spread over each slice of rye bread; top each with a cucumber slice. If desired, sprinkle with dill.
Cucumber Sandwiches Tips

How can you prevent cucumber sandwiches from getting soggy?

Some cucumber recipes have you salt the cucumber and let it stand in a colander to draw out the water before preparation. That's not necessary for this recipe because it's just a single slice of cucumber over the cream-cheese spread. The spread prevents the moist cucumber slice from getting the bread soggy.

Can you make cucumber sandwiches ahead of time?

Make-ahead appetizer recipes are so convenient. These cucumber sandwiches can be assembled a few hours in advance to save time right before serving.

What can you serve with cucumber sandwiches?

Serve these cucumber sandwiches on a buffet with other summer appetizers, plus a pitcher of homemade lemonade or fruity punch.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 62 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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