English Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches are a refreshing, delicious recipe for a brunch, shower, girls’ get-together, or afternoon tea party!
This was the very first time in my life making tea sandwiches. I always thought I was all fancy and stuff when I would eat them at a luncheon or afternoon tea party. Why didn’t I ever make them at home? Crustless sandwiches are the new way to sandwich.
Depending on the way you cut the bread and how large you make the sandwiches, these can be made as appetizers or a simple lunch time sandwich. I finally had an excuse to make them for my afternoon tea party that I threw a couple of months back for family and friends. By the way, tea parties are underrated – they are loads of fun and a good excuse to get all dressed up and feel like you have stepped back in time! I don’t even LOVE tea, but I like a reason to feel elegant and eat small desserts and snacks. These are excellent served with my homemade Peach Sweet Iced Tea.
Make these simple yet elegant Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches for the next shower you are throwing, tea party, luncheon, girls’ day, or just for a kid (or “big kid”) who hates the crusts on their sandwiches – whatever the occasion may be. Pinkies up! (I’m a total dork).
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- Zest and juice of 1 small/medium lemon
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 6 slices good-quality white bread, crusts cut off
- ⅓ large English seedless cucumber (about 4 inches), thinly sliced
- In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, fresh dill, lemon zest, and lemon juice until all incorporated. Season this mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Lay the slices of bread on your work service (I used a large cutting board) and spread the cream cheese evenly among each slice in a thin layer.
- Arrange the cucumber slices in rows over 3 slices of the bread, overlapping them a bit. Top with the remaining bread, and cut into quarters so there are 4 pieces from each sandwich.
- Serve immediately or bread will get soggy. Enjoy!
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