Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Zesty Cucumber Tomato Sandwich - Most Popular Dish at the BBQ

Every year I have a big BBQ for the 4th of July: lots of beef, pork, and chicken!!  But a last minute addition of some vegans/vegetarians to the gathering had me scrambling for some non-meat dishes.  I found a recipe for some cucumber sandwiches that looked delish, and best of all it didn't require another trip to the grocery store.  Just bread, cucumbers, and a spread made of cream cheese and dry salad dressing powder.   At the last minute I added a sliced cherry tomato and a sprinkle of dill on top of the cucumber.


Can I say it again...WOW!!  These little sandwiches were the hit of the BBQ!  Everyone loved them.  My refrigerator is stuffed with leftover meat, but not a single cucumber sandwich remained.

Zesty Cucumber & Tomato Sandwiches


1 (8oz) package of Cream Cheese, softened
1 (.7 oz) pack of dry Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix
Cucumber, thinly sliced
Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half
Dill, dried
French Bread, thinly sliced (1/4 inch) and then toasted

  • In a small bowl mix together soften cream cheese and dry salad dressing mix. 
  • Cut bread in 1/4 inch thick slices and then toast till the outside is a little crunchy. PS: I just used my bread toaster instead of the oven.  I was able to toast 8 slices at once.  PPS: the taste testers preferred the bread toasted to un-toasted.
  • Spread some of the cream cheese mix on top of the bread and add a slice of cucumber.
  • Put a dab of the cream cheese mix on top of the cucumber and then gently push one half of a cherry tomato into the dab of cream cheese.  The dab of cream cheese will keep the tomato from sliding off the cucumber!
  • Sprinkle the top with a little bit of dried dill
  • Enjoy

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