Marla Smart: Cucumber sandwiches are perfect for a tea party

As we enter fully into the summer months, it’s fun to find ways to use the seasonal harvest to our advantage.

I thought I would share my family’s favorite cucumber recipe. This is a recipe for Cucumber Sandwiches I found in a Southern Living cookbook many years ago. I came across it when looking for something to take to a Mother’s Day Tea Party, and it is my “go to” recipe now for tea parties and brunches.

If you are a tea party aficionado, you’ll find these a bit different than traditional sliced cucumber sandwiches, but oh so good!

You may choose to adapt this recipe with low fat cream cheese and mayonnaise. It is even good served as a dip with crackers.

Cucumber Sandwiches

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dillweed
20 sandwich bread slices
20 thin wheat bread slices

Process cream cheese and mayonnaise in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.
Combine cream cheese mixture, cucumber, garlic salt and dillweed.

Spread cucumber mixture evenly onto white bread slices, and top with wheat bread. Using a 2- to 3-inch round cutter, cut sandwiches, discarding edges. Or cut crusts from bread, discarding crusts, and cut sandwiches into quarters. Store cucumber sandwiches in an airtight container for up to 1 hour before serving.

Marla Smart is married with three teenagers. Read her Fridays on Douglas County Moms. Also check out her personal blog here.

If you are a tea party aficionado, you’ll find these a bit different than traditional sliced cucumber sandwiches, but oh so good!


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