Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

I love cucumbers. They smell heavenly and are have a refreshingly cool crunch to them. Tea sandwiches are great in their standard form, but why not make open-faced sandwiches to show off your cucumber? Okay, that didn’t come out right, but you know what I mean.

Cucumber Tea SandwichThese are so easy, you’re going to laugh. Or rather, you’re going to make them for guests and try not to smirk when your party-goers fawn all over them.

“Oh, those? They weren’t any trouble at all!”

Everyone will think you’re just being modest. There are four steps. Ready?

Shaved Cucumber

1. Shave long strips of cucumber with a regular vegetable peeler. Pat them with a paper towel if they seem too wet.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

2. Spread your favorite sandwich bread with some Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

3. Lay out cucumber in a pretty pattern, slightly overlapping. If you line up the cucumbers to one side of the bread, you’ll have long enough strips left over for a second sandwich.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

4. Cut off crusts and cut to desired shape. Use a cookie or biscuit cutter for non-square/triangular sandwiches. Sprinke with kosher salt and fresh pepper. Garnish with parsley, mint, or watercress.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Click the link for thee more completely gratuitous photos. They’re so darn pretty, I couldn’t help myself.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches


  1. Linda

    I was looking for a cucumber sandwich recipe b/c I couldn’t remember what the spread was made out of – so glad I found this instead! Looks so much different, but so easy! Thanks!!

  2. burk

    try more seasoning they really are beauriful though like some mayo or m. whip along with some ranch or either some good seaons italian seasoning and some dill on top. But thankyou for the decorating tip. Also rye bread goes well.

  3. Adriana

    They taste as good as they look! I could not believe how simple they were. My friend made them for a meeting and yes…I most definately fawned over them. She was most generous to share where she got the recipe as she could have just told me she made it up! Thanks to her and to you!

  4. sue

    Okay I hate to cook so have so questions from a dummie. Do you have to do anything to the cucumbers ahead of time so you don’t taste the rind which can be off putting? Also how do you cut them with cookie cutters without them getting mangled?

  5. Barbara

    How pretty!!. Just what I was looking for. I’m an old hand at making cucumber sandwiches all the other ways. This decorative tip is great. Gonna use it for a special Silver Tea at church this week end. Thanks!

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  7. Pete

    We are always looking out for stuff like this. You make a cucumber open sandwich as appetizing as sushi – and it looks just ass great. If a sandwich delivery business delivered stuff like this, it would go down great.

  8. Pete

    We are always looking out for stuff like this. You make a cucumber open sandwich as appetizing as sushi – and it looks just ass great. If a sandwich delivery business delivered stuff like this, it would go down great.

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