Delicious Cucumber Sandwich for Your Summer Picnic Christina Walter 22 May, 2018 Food, Recipes Cucumber sandwiches seem to be a popular summer choice for warm days. Try one of these gorgeous recipes next time you decide to prepare this cool traditional favourite. Buckingham Palace Garden Party Cucumber Sandwiches Ingredients 1 thin cucumber 8 slices brown bread, sliced 8 slices white bread, sliced 4 ounces fresh unsalted butter 1 -2 teaspoon finely chopped of fresh mint salt and pepper Method Peel cucumber and slice in paper-thin rounds. Salt rounds lightly and place in colander for 15 minutes to drain. Press to release water; pat dry with paper towels. Spread sliced bread with softened butter. Put 2 layers of cucumber slices on bottom slice, sprinkle with finely chopped mint, salt and pepper to taste, and top with another buttered slice. Press lightly with palm of hand. Cut all crusts off with a sharp knife. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally and then again into quarters. Serve in alternate rows of brown and white bread sandwiches, points facing up! Cucumber & herb triple-deckers Ingredients 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced 200g tub soft cheese ½ small bunch mint, finely chopped small bunch chives, snipped 9 thin slices wholemeal bread Method Lay the cucumber slices on kitchen paper to dry. Whizz the cheese, mint and some seasoning in a small food processor or with a hand blender. Stir in most of the chives, then spread the cheese mixture over 6 slices of bread. Reserve 12 slices of cucumber, and arrange the rest over the cheese. Layer up 2 slices of cucumber-topped bread, then top with a plain slice. Repeat this twice more. Use a good knife to trim the crusts off the tripledeckers, then cut each into 4 squares. Top each mini sandwich with another cucumber slice. Sprinkle with the remaining chives to serve. Inside out cucumber sandwich recipe Ingredients 8 slices white bread 4tbsp butter 2tbsp chives, finely chopped 2tbsp dill, finely chopped 1 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped ½ cucumber Method Using a peeler, slice the cucumber thinly into ribbons. Place on kitchen towel to remove excess water. Mix the butter, chives, dill and rosemary together. Season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper then spread over one side of each slice of bread. Sandwich together 2 slices, remove the crusts and slice each sandwich into 3 fingers. Take a couple of slices of cucumber Cucumber-Butter Tea Sandwich Ingredients 4 tbsp softened butter 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest 1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs Sliced white bread Sliced cucumber Method Mix 4 tablespoons softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs. Spread on white bread and sandwich with sliced cucumber. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces. Cucumber Sandwich Ingredients 8 oz cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder salt & pepper to taste 1 long English cucumber thinly sliced 1 loaf sliced bread, crusts removed Method With a hand mixer mix cream cheese and mayonnaise in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in herbs, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Thinly slice cucumbers. Layer over half of the bread slices. Top with additional herbs if desired. Top with remaining bread slice and cut each sandwich into 3 pieces. Serve immediately or cover and store up to 24 hours.