Cucumber Sandwiches

photo of a container filled with cucumber sandwiches and grapes
I recently made these adorable mini cucumber sandwiches with my sandwich cutters. I had bought these bread cutters a long time ago on Ebay, one of those moments where I buy something I’m convinced I’ll have a ton of use for, and then don’t use it.
photo of character shaped bread cutters
I’m happy I bought them though because these bite-sized sandwiches are so cute. I made a bunch for my house party and have made several other versions since. I fell in love with cucumber sandwiches during my trip to London and they were fun to recreate, though I’m still looking for the mayo spread recipe that tastes exactly like the ones I had in London.
overhead photo of cucumber sandwiches
For the bread, I used King’s Hawaiian sliced bread, which is now available at supermarkets. It has the same taste as King’s Hawaiian rolls, but now in slices perfect for making sandwiches. I was sent some free coupons to purchase the bread as part of King’s Hawaiian back-to-school campaign to make lunch fun. What’s more fun than adorable bear and frog imprinted sandwiches?
photo of a package of bread
We have really been enjoying the bread. I actually had to buy it several times because Mr. K kept finishing off the loaves before I could take photos for my post.
overhead photo of a container with sandwiches and fruit
I went through this phase where I was going to make cute bento boxes. I bought these sandwich cutters, bento boxes, a bento making cookbook, etc. And then I never got around to it. Until now.
photo of the sandwiches in a container with a lid
Here is my bento, in my Hello Kitty bento box. I also made a set for Mr. K, but his is a more manly yellow bento box.
close-up photo of sandwiches and fruit in a container

Cucumber Sandwiches

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: English
Servings: 12

I fell in love with cucumber sandwiches during my trip to London and I had to recreate them once I was back home. I like to cut the sandwiches into fun shapes using bread cutters, but you can also serve them sliced into squares. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium cucumber thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 loaf sliced bread crusts removed (see note)
  • A few dashes of lemon pepper optional

Directions:

  1. First, you want to remove the moisture from the cucumbers (so your sandwiches don't get soggy). Line a colander with a paper towel. Place the cucumber slices on the paper towel and cover them with another paper towel. Let them drain for ten minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion salt, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Spread the cheese half of the bread slices.

  3. Divide the cucumber slices among half the bread slices. If using, sprinkle the lemon pepper over the cucumber slices. Top with the other slices of bread to make sandwiches.

  4. If using, use a sandwich cutter to cut each sandwich into smaller shapes. Or, cut each sandwich into for equal-sized squares.

Notes:

  • I used King's Hawaiian sliced bread for my sandwiches, but feel free to use your favorite sandwich bread. The nutrition estimate will vary depending on the bread you use.
  • Recipe source: All Recipes
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 whole sandwich (or four sliced squares))
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 385mg17%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 1.9mg11%
Net Carbs 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

8 comments on “Cucumber Sandwiches”

  1. I’ve had many a cucumber sandwich in London but never with anything other than unsalted butter or a very thin scrape of cream cheese. Where did you go that they had a mayo spread? I’d like to give that a try!

    • We did fancy afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason. Their spread for the cucumber sandwiches was a blend of mayo and cream cheese and I don’t know what else. it was really good though, with a “meaty” flavor to it.

  2. I’m surprised Mr. K will use the Hello Kitty Bento Box. I thought men will think it’s too girly.

  3. I like that the sandwich cutter also puts a little stamp in the middle – so freaking cute! I have some sandwich cutters somewhere but I never really used them either. But they are adorable. 

    • I like how cute they are too but it’s definitely not something I see myself doing everyday. I follow a bunch of bento making blogs, but I don’t have that dedication. hehe.

  4. I don’t know if you’ve been in Daiso yet, but they have tons of little cutesy bento supplies. I’m seriously addicted to their dishes. It’s not like I don’t already have dishes…half of Kappabashidori lives in my kitchen, but every time I go to Daiso, a half-dozen tiny dishes get a new home. 

    • I adore Daiso! Most of my plates, mugs, bowls are from there! And some of my bento stuff too. And I know what you mean–every time I go, I end up with more small plates and other things that I really don’t need but I get anyway. hehe.

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