English Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches
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 and these Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches are awesome.
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).
If you need another cute idea for a luncheon or tea party, you will love this recipe for easy tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons. Enjoy!
- 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!
These look super fancy! Now I want a cup of tea. 🙂
I absolutely adore cucumber tea sandwiches. I feel like a proper grown-up eating them!
These sandwiches make me look forward to summer! So exquisite!
So dainty, fresh and yummy! I’ve had these served twice at two different “afternoon tea” events and they’re so good!
These remind me of bridal showers, and warm days, and my grandmother as hostess. They always felt so grown up when I’d have them.
Okay, you and I are both dorks because…I was totally going to say pinkies up, too! These sound so good…perfect summer picnic food!
I want to host a tea party! That sounds like so much fun! I hope you all has a blast!
These little tiny tea sandwiches are so cute! I bet they are perfect for a little light tea party 🙂
Once I went to the fancy tea room (can´t remember the name but it´s on the top floor) in Harrods (London) with a friend and we paid a fortune (25 pounds each 10 years ago) for a tower of really pretty bite sized sandwiches and desserts. One of the sandwiches on there was english tea cucumber sandwiches – just like these 🙂 🙂
These are quite proper and delicious. I love cucumber and cream cheese together.
these were light and very tasty.. definitely one of my favorites now.
Thanks for letting me know! Glad you liked them!
Love the combo of cucumber and dill! These sandwiches look terrific. And I can actually say I’ll have three without people looking slant-eyed at me! 🙂
a very thin layer of butter keeps bread from getting soggie..
thanks for the tip, Donna!
Pinning. I like the idea of the butter to keep them from getting soggy. Good tip. Anything with dill is a favorite in my house. Thanks for the recipe!
These little sandwiches look so cute and delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I love recipes that make use of dill in tasty ways. Can’t wait to try this one at home!
I’m a man and even I enjoy refreshing cucumber tea sandwiches
Looks good except you are supposed to butter the bread so that the when you fill the sandwich the bread does not get soggy. This is accepted practice.
Can you make cream cheese mixture the night before and store in refrigerator for lunch the next day?
Yes that should be fine
Probably a stupid question but I don’t eat white bread would these be just as good with a good wheat or whole grain bread?
Yes they would be for sure!
I can’t wait to make these. A lady from church made these & they were wonderful but I never got a chance to ask how she made them. I’ve searched for this recipe for years. Thank you so much. Now I’ll them for Bible study class. Yea!!!
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