Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber sandwiches are great for high tea, baby and wedding showers, or just yummy snacks.

This cucumber sandwich recipe has been made low calorie and comes with 5 recipes to choose from. So you can make 5 different kinds for your tea party, or just choose your favorite.

I have also supplied you with helpful tips and tricks to cut calories and carbs, and found a zero carb bread for you to try, should that be important to you.

Cucumber Sandwiches

Plus, you can make these English tea sandwiches ahead of time, making your party preparation easier.

Cucumber Sandwiches 5 Ways

I have kept the article short so you can get right to the recipe card, but if you are looking for a shopping list or tips on making these sandwiches ahead of time you may want to read through the article. Either way, the links below are meant to make the recipe easier to navigate.

Ingredients for Cucumber Sandwich Recipes

As noted above, I have found a few ways to lower the calories and the carbs in these high tea sandwiches. here are a few tips and tricks to make the recipe below even lower in calories and carbs.

Carb and Calorie Saving Tips:

  • Swap out the bread for either very thin sliced bread (found in most stores with the rest of the bread) or with a zero carb keto bread (here’s a great one) this will save both calories and carbs!
  • Use fat free cream cheese or Neufchâtel cheese (found with the cream cheese) to save calories.
  • Swap out the cream cheese for avocado, great tip to make these vegan sandwiches.
  • Serve with fruit and veggie sticks, so you can have just one finger sandwich and fill up on the low calorie stuff.
Cucumber Sandwiches

Optional Add-Ins:

  • Radishes
  • Avocado 
  • Smoked salmon
  • Capers 

How to Make Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Some recipes will have you smear the cream cheese, then top with lemon juice and herbs. But I find that the cream cheese is easier to spread on soft bread when it’s been thinned out with the lemon juice.

I also find that it tastes much better and looks fancier (see photo below).

Cucumber Sandwiches

How to Make Party Tea Sandwiches:

  1. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper, chives, and dill. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Lay 2 slices of bread on a clean surface, and smear 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture over one side of each.
  3. Top one slice of bread with sliced cucumber (and any other optional add-ins) and then cover the cucumber with the other slice of bread.
  4. Cut off the crusts (unless you like them) then cut in half on a diagonal, turn and again on a diagonal so you have 4 triangle finger sandwiches.
  5. Serve right away, or place in the fridge to serve later. Will hold for 24 hours in the fridge.

5 Recipes for Cucumber Sandwiches

This cucumber sandwich with cream cheese is so easy to make and fun to serve. If you skipped ahead to the recipe card and want to find the carb and calorie cutting tips (you can shed more of both from the recipe below) here’s a link to jump back up to that section.

Cucumber Sandwiches

5 Cucumber Sandwich Recipes

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These cucumber sandwiches start with the traditional English tea sandwiches, and then come with yummy add-ins to "jazz up" the traditional high tea sandwiches.
Plus, I made them lower in calories, so you can enjoy more, snack on more high tea treats, or just keep the calories low.
To make it easy to double and triple the servings, you can use the buttons below (2X, 3X) this recipe will make 1 sandwich cut into 4 finger sandwiches, but it's easy to make more with the buttons below.
Special Tip: Get extra thin sliced bread or protein bread to lower the carbs in this simple recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course high tea, snacks
Cuisine American, English
Servings 4 servings
Calories 60 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sliced soft white bread
  • 1 tablespoon fat free cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped chives optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped dill optional
  • 1 English cucumber thinly sliced

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 2 radishes thinly sliced
  • 1/4 avocado mashed
  • 1 slice smoked salmon halved
  • 1 teaspoon capers chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper, chives, and dill. Mix well and set aside.
  • Lay 2 slices of bread on a clean surface, and smear 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture over one side of each.
  • Top one slice of bread with sliced cucumber (and any other optional add-ins) and then cover the cucumber with the other slice of bread.
  • Cut off the crusts (unless you like them) then cut in half on a diagonal, turn and again on a diagonal so you have 4 triangle finger sandwiches.
  • Serve right away, or place in the fridge to serve later. Will hold for 24 hours in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 10.4gProtein: 2gFat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 231mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 2.3gCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
Keyword high tea, sandwiches
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Nutrition and Calories in English Cucumber Sandwiches

These sandwiches are most often served as snacks, one finger sandwich per person. So that is how I figured out the nutrition below. It is based off 1 finger sandwich and off the original recipe without any add-ins. And because I can’t tell the database that I have cut off the crusts, the nutrition below is based off the recipe leaving the crusts on.

If you wanted to have the entire recipe (the whole sandwich before cutting into mini sandwiches) or all 4 finger sandwiches it would be 241 calories.

If you want to lower the calories and carbs more, you can choose extra thin bread, or protein based bread (this one has zero carbs!).

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating the goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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