Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Ultimate Cucumber Sandwich

cucumber sandwich

As I mentioned in this post about what I'm loving right now, I have been obsessively eating cucumber sandwiches and I thought I would share my own cucumber sandwich recipe with you! I don't know what it is about this sandwich, the creamy cream cheese, the crispy cucumbers...I am just in love! So today I'm going to show you how to make your own ultimate cucumber sandwich.



Now, I've been experimenting with all kinds of other add ons and veggies and I hit on the perfect mix! It bares little resemblance to the traditional British tea snack, but man is it delicious! It's food like this that makes me think I could be a vegetarian.

Then I remember steaks.

Yeah...so not giving up steaks.

But I digress! Here is the recipe I came up with for my own personal version of a cucumber sandwich. It's a little bit crazier then the British version, a little extreme, but it's the perfect light, delicious and healthy summer lunch! It's like the British tea sandwich's crass, loud and clueless but somehow still sexy American cousin.

cucumber sandwich

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp cream cheese (I used green onion flavor, but plain is fine too!)
4 green onion stalks, chopped
1/4 of a red pepper, chopped finely
1/8 cucumber, sliced fairly thin
1/4 container of alfalfa or onion sprouts
1 slice of swiss or muenster cheese (or crumbled goat cheese, that's amazing too)

On one piece of bread spread the cream cheese on your bread, then sprinkle on your green onions and red peppers. Set the sprouts on the other piece of bread, they'll stick better if you put them directly onto the cream cheese! On top of the sprouts put down your cheese, then cucumbers. And you're done!

Let me know how you like my ultimate sandwich, and I would love it if you have any more suggestions for things that would be awesome to add to it!

~Jessica

22 comments:

  1. Yum! I was waiting for this recipe...sandwiches I can do!

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    1. Lol Amy! I totally thought of you when I posted this because of your last comment! I actually had it planned for a week from today, but I thought you'd like it! I hope you and yours are ok, we're sending prayers in your direction for sure.

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  2. That sandwich looks ah-maze-ing. They might just go in next weeks meal plan... we do have a tub of cream cheese in the fridge.... Did you roast your red pepper or leave it raw?

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    1. Thanks Laura! I left them raw. I love them crunchy and a little spicy. Although roasted red peppers would be amazing as well!

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  3. well shoot, now I am hungry......xo

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  4. Found you through Hooking up with the Hepworths -- in love with this idea. Cant wait to try it!

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  5. I'm in! love cucumber sandwiches {yep, the occasional steak too!} Sounds divine!
    Jenna

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  6. I love this sandwich, all the ingredients are favorites of mine and using low-fat cream cheese would be the perfect lunch for anyone on a diet!

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  7. Mmm! Looks so good! Perfect for a summer meal!

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  8. I loooove alfalfa sprouts!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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  9. love me some cucumbers! my vegetarian daughter would love this too!

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  10. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  11. Yumz! thanks for sharing. My kids love all things cucumber. This will fit nicely into our picnic basket ;D

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  12. I am a fan of anything with cream cheese. This sandwich looks fantastic! You've inspired me. I need to work on coming up with my own ultimate cucumber sandwich. It's going to be hard to beat yours though. My daughter love, love, loves cucumbers.......I bet she will volunteer to taste test.

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  13. Oh my gosh this looks AMAZING!!!! I can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing!
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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  14. That looks delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  15. This looks so delicious! Thank you so much for linking up. Hope to see more from you on my next linky party.

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  16. That looks so refreshing and delicious. I love having bread with fresh veggies!

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  17. Delicious and a feast for the eyes with its colorful presentation! Thanks so much for sharing on busy Monday!

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  18. Mmmmmmm, I love cucumbers and cream cheese. And alfalfa sprouts take sandwiches to the next level! I love your blog. My sister and I are super close too and I love do things with her! :)

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  19. That certainly looks like an ultimate sandwich! Cucumber & alfalfa sprouts are two of my favorite veggies, so I"m definitely loving this! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by tomorrow & link up your best “man food” recipes in honor of Father’s Day!

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