In spite of having tried tons of appetizers, these cucumber sandwich appetizers are still one of my favorites! The bonus, it’s easy. It is inexpensive and it’s quick to put together. Plus, with the cucumber slice, it’s refreshing and it looks nice. What more could someone want from an appetizer!
Sliced English Cucumbers
Cream cheese (or Neuchâtel)
Small square pumpernickel bread (are about 2 inches square – most grocery stores have it)
Dill (optional as garnish)
Seasoned Salt (optional as garnish)
Slice cucumbers. I slice mine on the thin side.
Stir about 2/3 of the ranch dressing package into the cream cheese. Make sure it’s well mixed. If you have time, let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to blend the flavors.
Spread some of the cream cheese/ranch mixture on each pumpernickel slice.
Sprinkle dill or seasoning salt on top of the cucumber as a garnish. As you can see, I alternated, just to make it pretty!
I think the crunch of the cucumber is very refreshing on a cold day. This is one of those tiny appetizers that people like to try, then come back for more. I usually load another plate to bring along so I can restock my tray.
Making cucumber sandwich appetizers is a great way to use up some of those cucumbers that are starting to ripen in the garden!!