How to Make Cucumber Sandwiches for Tea

Want something refreshing and light with tea? Try this Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe, especially designed to dish up with tea. You might not know, but they the most eaten sandwiches around the globe. These sandwiches don’t take time to put together and are a superb option for the people with busy schedules, limited cooking skills or the ones who are calorie conscious. They are spongy, crustless, nicely sliced, flavourful, and amazingly garnished. Serve them with morning or preferably, with afternoon tea.  Other than that, Cucumber Sandwiches for Tea are perfect for any kind of tea party.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: Nil
Total time: 15 min
Yield: 6 servings
Utensils: Paper towels, knife, colander, cutting board, mixing bowl, serving platter or tray

Ingredients:
Cucumber: 1 large
Cream cheese, softened: 1 package (about 8 ounce)
Mayonnaise: ¼ cup
Garlic powder: ¼ teaspoon
Onion salt: ¼ teaspoon
Worcestershire sauce: 1 dash
Bread: 1 loaf (about 1 pound)
Lemon pepper, (optional): 1 pinch

Instructions

  • 1

    Prepare Cucumber Slices

    Take a large fresh cucumber and peel it properly, using a sharp knife. Place on a cutting board and cut it into fine slices. These slices will start releasing water after some time. Therefore, place them between two large paper or kitchen towels and set in a colander for about 10 minutes, allowing the liquid to drain.

  • 2

    Place Ingredients in a Bowl

    In the mean time, grab a bowl and add 8 ounce of softened cheese, ¼ cup of mayonnaise, ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon of onion salt and 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce into it.

  • 3

    Mix Up

    Use a spoon, fork or whisk to blend the ingredients together until they mingle up well and form a thick but smooth paste. Cover the bowl and let it marinate for few minutes.

  • 4

    Make Bread Slices

    Take about one pound and remove its crust with a knife. Now cut it into slices.

  • 5

    Apply the Cream-Cheese Mixture

    Pick up the bread slices one by one and evenly apply the cream-cheese mixture on one of their sides, using a knife.

  • 6

    Add Cucumber Slices

    Now place the drained cucumber slices over half of the bread slices and then dust them with some lemon pepper.

  • 7

    Give them a Sandwich Shape

    Apply a thin layer of mayonnaise to the other halves of the bread slices and place them over the cucumber slices to give them a sandwich shape.

  • 8

    Garnish and Enjoy

    Arrange your cucumber sandwiches for tea on a tray or large platter and place a few fresh parsley or mint leaves on the top for a refreshing garnish. Serve and enjoy!

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