Dainty Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe

These diminutive, expertly trimmed pillows of geometric perfection, assembled from the soft white slices of giant Pullman loaf, are party perfect. Extra-special occasion called for extra-thin bread slices rolled into pinwheels or wrapped around tender asparagus spears. Most popular fillings? Finely minced chicken salad with homemade mayo, pimiento cheese, and cucumber.

Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 dozen


  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons onion, minced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 28 thin white bread slices


  1. Peel the cucumbers into long, thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Let stand, between paper towels, 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese and next 7 ingredients in a bowl.

  3. Remove the crusts from the bread, and cut in half diagonally to make triangles. Spread 1½ teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture on 1 side of half of the bread triangles, and top with cucumber ribbons (about1/4 cup each). Top with the remaining bread.

    Dainty Cucumber Sandwich
    Southern Living


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