Cucumber Sandwiches

by Krista on July 8, 2013 · 25 comments

Cucumber Sandwiches - Easy Appetizer

Looking for an easy appetizer to make? Well, I’ve got it! My mom has been making these awesome Cucumber Sandwiches for years and let me tell you… they are the easiest thing to make EVER! But also one of the most delicious and tastiest things you’ll ever try. Once you take a bite of these amazing Cucumber Sandwiches you will wonder “where have they been all my life?”

They make a great appetizer for almost any occasion. I’ve made them for Superbowl Parties, Baby Showers, and now most recently my sister-in-laws Bachelorette Party. The wedding was this past week, and while it turned out to be amazing it was definitely eventful. For starters, the tux shop gave my husband the wrong tux in the wrong size. He found this out an hour before they were suppose to take pictures and three hours before the ceremony. Where was his tux you ask? Somewhere in Minnesota… we are in Texas people!!!  The end result: my husband standing in the foyer with tux pants that he had ripped the seam out of, a vest he borrowed from an usher that was 2 sizes too small, no jacket, a shirt borrowed from the Father of the Bride, and black socks with no shoes.  Ten minutes after the ceremony was suppose to start his tux arrived, he put on his shoes threw on his jacket and we walked down the aisle. Some day I’ll tell you just a few more of the things that went down that day. In the mean time, here’s a shout out to the newest member of our family. My beautiful sister in law and her “son” Rocky! {this is even before makeup…I know.. I’m jealous too! :)}

Cucumber Sandwiches 1FOREWARNING: If you bring these Cucumber Sandwiches to a party, just be prepared to answer how you made them and what’s in them. :) 

To get started, mix 8 oz. of softened cream cheese with one package of zesty italian dressing dry mix. 

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{I used a hand blender to mix}

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Next, wash and thinly slice 1 cucumber.

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Then slice 1 whole wheat loaf of french bread into 1/4″ slices.

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Once all components are ready, spread a little bit of the cream cheese mixture on a slice of french bread.

Cucumber Sandwiches 6 Top it off with a slice of cucumber.

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Bon Appetite!

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Recipe type: Appetizer, Sandwiches, Vegetarian
Serves: 20-25 slices
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package of zesty italian dressing {dry mix}
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 whole wheat french bread loaf, cut into ¼" slices
Instructions
  1. Mix softened cream cheese with one package of zesty italian dressing dry mix. {I used a hand blender to mix}
  2. Wash and thinly slice a cucumber.
  3. Slice a whole wheat loaf of french bread into ¼" slices.
  4. Once all components are ready, spread a little bit of the cream cheese mixture on a slice of the french bread.
  5. Top it off with a slice of cucumber.
  6. Bon Appetite!

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Sherri @madefrompinterest.net July 8, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I love these! Great idea to season the cream cheese. Thanks!

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Krista July 8, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Thanks Sherri, gotta give all the credit to my momma. :) I just copied what she already did. hehe…

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Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen July 8, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Krista what a time your poor hubby had with that tux! I love the sandwiches though. So fresh and light for the summer!

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Krista July 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM

haha.. I know right!? At least the tux company comp’d the entire tux rental!! That was the least they could do. Glad you liked the sandwiches, they are super yummy and hope you get a chance to try. :)

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Cindy Eikenberg July 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Krista, I love these appetizer sandwiches – they sound delicious! Your poor hubby, what an ordeal! Congrats on the wedding and your sister-in-law is gorgeous! I am sure the wedding was wonderful and all of you had a great time. Thanks for sharing this recipe and pinning! Have a happy week! :)

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Krista July 8, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I know.. it was quite the interesting experience. But he was so cool about it, I would have been freaking out if I had the same problem with my dress. We all had a blast! :) I hope you enjoy the cucumber sandwiches and thanks for pinning! :)

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Paula July 8, 2013 at 5:12 PM

My husband loves cucumber sandwiches, bet he’ll love this! Great pics!

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Krista July 8, 2013 at 7:18 PM

My husband does too! Thanks Paula… love improving on our pics together! :)

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Laura @ The Rookie Cook July 9, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Wow, sounds like a crazy wedding day! Glad he finally got his tux!!!

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Krista July 9, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Yeah, me too! Wasn’t sure if I would have someone to walk down with. :(

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Gloria @ Simply Gloria July 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM

You’re right…these would be the perfect party bites! I was laughing out loud about the tux! Too funny!

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Krista July 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM

OMG! Mass craziness.. that is just a piece of what happened that day. Right before the wedding, in fact on the way to the church, myself, my mother{mother of the groom}, and 3 bridemaids were in an accident. Thankful everyone was okay!

They are definitely the perfect snack, dinner, lunch! I have had them for all.. they are super yummy!

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Emily July 12, 2013 at 11:52 PM

ooo yum!!! I love cucumber sandwiches!!! I’m featuring this in a Quick and Easy Ideas post today. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/07/quick-and-easy-ideas.html Come on over and check it out… please tweet, share, post, or +1 the collage on the post to help spread the word of your feature :o) Also be sure to grab a featured button…. Emily @ nap-timecreations.com

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Krista July 13, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Awesome! Thanks so much Emily… so excited. Will definitely spread the word.:)

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lisa@cookingwithcurls July 15, 2013 at 10:20 PM

It’s always something isn’t it? At least you can laugh about it…for many years to come I’m sure. Awesome sandwiches Krista, and thank so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend! Have a fabulous week :)

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Krista July 16, 2013 at 9:21 AM

haha… It is and we will definitely never forget it! :) Still had a blast despite everything. Thanks for stopping by Lisa and for throwing a great party!

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Jill November 6, 2013 at 10:25 PM

You should use the long seedless cucumbers the fat seedy ones americans use is awful

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Krista November 7, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Yes! I agree, I just switched the the english cucumbers and they are so much better. :) Great advice Jill!

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Jenni December 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I have been making these for years, but with a few additions- I add 1/2c. mayo to the sour cream to make it a bit more spreadable, but a slice of tomato on top of the cucumber (amazing when tomatoes are in season!), and sprinkle some dill on top of each sandwich. Delish.

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Krista December 17, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Oh.. that sounds awesome Jenni! Love the addition of the tomato and dill. Yum! Totally need to try that the next time I make these.

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Dee July 14, 2014 at 7:30 AM

I also add 1/2 cup mayo (not miracle whip) to it for a creamy texture, and top it with a halved cherry tomato and a sprinkle of dill. Trust me there will be nothing left on the tray!!

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Krista July 14, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Oh… that sounds delicious it especially with the cherry tomato on top. YUM! Love the change up Dee!

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