These Cucumber Sandwiches are tremendously easy to make, look and taste fantastic, and are perfect for any gathering or simply for lunch. Crunchy cucumbers, creamy cheese, fresh dill, chives, and citrusy lemon makes this an instant hit with everyone.
Prep the bread: Remove the crusts from the bread slices and set aside.
Make the cream cheese mixture: In a bowl add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, chives, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix everything well using a hand mixer or a spatula.
Assemble the sandwiches: Spread bread slices with cream cheese mixture. Top half of the bread slices with cucumber slices. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper and some more fresh dill. Top with remaining bread slices. Cut each sandwich into quarters or triangles.
Make ahead tip: Make the filling the day before assembling the sandwiches are required. It will take no time to assemble them when needed.
Make sure the cream cheese mixture is on both slices of bread, this way it will stick to the cucumbers, so your sandwiches won't fall apart.
For a stronger onion taste, you can substitute the chives for some yellow onion.
Purchase actual sandwich bread which is entirely square, and works best for cutting the crusts off.
Using fresh herbs really makes the difference.
Wrap leftover cucumber sandwiches well in plastic wrap and place in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. I don't recommend freezing these sandwiches, especially since cucumbers have a high water content.