Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

    yield: 4 servings
    prep time: 10 minutes

    The reason I included such an easy recipe is to get you thinking about using vegetables, such as cucumbers, as a replacement for bread or crackers. After all, the filling is what makes a great sandwich! These little finger sandwiches make a nice lunch or tray of appetizers. Use your imagination and try filling them with a variety of meats and cheeses.

    • 1 medium English cucumber
    • 2 ounces cream cheese (¼ cup), softened
    • 2 to 3 slices sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 4 slices bacon, cooked and cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces

    1. Slice the cucumber crosswise into rounds about ¼ inch thick.
    2. Spread the cream cheese on half of the cucumber slices, then top each with a piece of cheese and a piece of bacon.
    3. Place the remainder of the cucumber slices on top to make sandwiches.
    4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate before serving. These sandwiches should be eaten the day they are made or they will become soggy.


    You can use mayonnaise in place of the cream cheese, if desired.