I had never tried a cucumber sandwich until last year. With all the wedding and baby showers I've attended in the past 8 years, and being a southern girl, it's amazing I was able to dodge them for so long. Essentially, I have an irrational fear of what I call "old lady foods".
Allow me to expound. Fruit salad, tuna salad, potato salad, coleslaw, chicken salad, pimento cheese, jello with things in it, frozen jello-fruity-pink salads, pasta salad, sandwich pinwheels, deli meats, pickles, AND cucumber sandwiches all make me uneasy.
However, during a play date last summer, my friend Erin made a very simple cucumber sandwich that I loved and went home and made my own - over and over and over again.
Here are the ingredients to serve yourself up a simple snack that even I can enjoy.
- 1 cucumber sliced thinly (or thickly if that's your preference)
- 3 slices of artisan bread halved
- 1 ounce cream cheese
- several sprigs of fresh dill
- garlic salt