I hesitate to post recipes here that are simple. A little too basic. Even though I love them, I worry that you all might wonder, Does she really think we need her to explain how to make a cucumber sandwich?
Perhaps you all are not only looking for recipes, but also for ideas and inspiration. I’m all about delicious made simple, so I’ve got to own the fact that my recipes here are very much basic, everyday, and uncomplicated. I’m in the kitchen with three little ones and I really don’t have very sophisticated taste, so this is the real me. A little bit of plain Jane mixed with some wannabe foodie plus a natural bent to be creative in the kitchen equals me. Maybe you can relate?
Speaking of having not-very-sophisticated taste, my brother and sister-in-law introduced me to sushi this past weekend. Total sushi virgin here. First, I tried some miso soup…yum. Then, the vegetable tempura… I’m pretty okay with anything fried, so yum. Then a crunchy roll… super yum.
And then some kind of roll that had spicy tuna in it (actual raw fish)… WHOA! Not sure what I was expecting, but it really tasted like raw fish! Need water! Swallow now! GULP.
See what I mean about my unsophisticated palate? But I had fun trying it, and the company couldn’t have been better!
These pretty little cucumber sandwiches have been in my recipe box for years. They are a must make for baby and wedding showers, brunches and ladies church events. Traditionally, I have used a block of cream cheese mixed with a tablespoon of dry Italian dressing mix instead of the whipped goat cheese, which is wonderful. So if you are not a fan of goat cheese, that is the perfect substitute. But I thought I’d try something new, and the whipped goat cheese is a nice change!
Everyone always loves these, and they are so easy to put together. You can do them ahead of time, and they add to the decor of a party because they are so dainty and elegant without even trying very hard. You don’t have to be a master food stylist, just let the naturally beautiful ingredients speak for themselves.
Pea shoots are trendy little things right now, and I found these at Trader Joe’s. I used them as a garnish here, but they really have so much more to offer. They are great in other sandwiches and salads too. You can also add them to stir fry. I like the flair they add, but if you want to leave them off, the sprinkle of fresh dill is more than sufficient.
So file this one under “Quick and Easy, but Elegant too”. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!Print
Cucumber Sandwiches With Whipped Goat Cheese
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 20 small sandwiches 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
Perfect for get-togethers, brunches, teas, or a light, healthy lunch, these petite sandwiches are as simple as they are pretty!
- 2 Demi French Baguettes (5 ounces each) or one larger loaf
- 8 ounces goat cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 1 english cucumber, thinly sliced (I used a mandolin)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- Pea shoots for garnish (optional)
- Slice the french bread on a slight diagonal. I got about 20 pieces out of the two small loaves. Or you can ask someone in the bakery at your grocery store to run it through their bread slicer to save time.
- With a hand or stand mixer, whip the softened goat cheese with the milk until smooth and fluffy.
- Spread the goat cheese (1-2 teaspoons) onto each piece of bread, and top with three cucumbers.
- Sprinkle with fresh dill and garnish with a pea shoot or two.
- Cover and refrigerate until serving.
- Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
- Calories: 71
- Sugar: 0.9g
- Sodium: 138mg
- Fat: 2.8g
- Saturated Fat: 1.8g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0.8g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 7.8g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Protein: 3.7g
- Cholesterol: 5.4mg
Keywords: cucumber sandwiches, whipped goat cheese, brunch, petite sandwiches, cucumbers
Chloe @ foodlikecake says
Those sandwiches are so elegant!
Thanks Chloe. They are so easy too!
Jess M says
Yes! Yes, we do need you to explain how to make cucumber sandwiches, and strawberry spinach salads, and granola and all the other yummy simple yet elegant things you post! We need it because sometimes it’s the simple things that are the easiest to screw up because you think…”how hard can that be?” Ha! Plus, how uber delicious is whipped goat cheese? Hello, I never would have thought of that. Unfortunately, I can not stand the sight of cucumbers. I try every season, but it never changes. Never the less, I am still totally going to try whipped goat cheese on something!! 🙂
Awe Jess thanks! You are too kind. This is actually the only way I like to eat cucumbers, so I hear you on that one!
Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! says
Love simple recipes like this one. It’s the perfect little snack and I can even see myself having a couple of these for lunch. Looks absolutely beautiful and delicious!
Thank you Kathi!
Rachel @ Little Ivie Lane says
These look great! I just made some classic cucumber sandwiches made with cream cheese the other day for my baby shower, but I love that these are made with goat cheese! I wish I would have seen this beforehand. I will definitely be trying this soon 🙂
Thanks Rachel, hope you like them!