Cucumber Radish Sandwiches

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Cucumber Radish Sandwiches

If you’re looking for a cool and refreshing sandwich to serve for dinner on these dog days of summer, this one’s for you. Cucumber Radish Sandwiches, sometimes called Cucumber “Tea” Sandwiches, aren’t just for tea anymore. It’s time to take this classic Southern-style fancy dancy sandwich and give it some Northern hospitality:)

Northern Style

To add Northern hospitality to these traditional fancy cocktail sandwiches is really very easy. Head out to your garden, whether it be the backyard variety or the porch-style planter garden, and pick a few fresh cucumbers and radishes. What? Well ok, most of us don’t grow radishes, so you’ll need to head on down to the farmers market and pick up a bunch of radishes. While you’re there, get some delicious Wisconsin tangy goat cheese:) Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll find some goat cheese at the farmers market. If you can’t find goat cheese, I’m sure you’ll fine some form of cheese:) Head on back home and make cucumber radish sandwiches. Serve the sandwiches in true Wisconsin style, with an ice cold Leinenkugel Summer Shandy.

Dark Brown Bread

Another component to this bread that I can’t stress enough is the bread. Use a hearty dark bread. This sandwich calls for a super hearty, fragrant and pungent dark bread such as a dark pumpernickel, dark rye or even a sourdough bread, if you’re not a fan of the latter. Leave the white and whole wheat bread for peanut butter, even though I personally love peanut butter on toasted pumpernickel bread. For our sandwich, we used New England dark brown bread by Village Hearth Bread.  I like to use a tangy garlic and herb goat cheese for this sandwich. The goat cheese you can spread on rather thickly but on the other hand, the cucumbers and radishes should be sliced super thin.

Super Thin

The last thing to remember when making this sandwich is to make sure to slice the cucumbers and radishes super thin. Ultimately the goal is to slice it so thin you can literally see through the slices. A mandolin works wonders for slicing vegetables super thin. If you don’t own a mandolin, you might want to invest in one of these gadgets. They come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. If you thrift shop like I do, you will surely come across one somewhere!! Believe it or not, you’ll use it more often than you think. Especially this time of year when cucumbers, radishes, yellow squash and zucchini are in season. A word of caution though, these babies are sharp! I mean, slice your finger off sharp! Use extreme caution when using a mandolin. Take your time and go slowly:)

5 from 1 vote
Cucumber Radish Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
 

Cool and refreshing cucumber pairs super with spicy radishes and tangy goat cheese.

Course: Appetizer, Sandwiches, Snack
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: Cucumber, Radish, sandwiches
Servings: 6 Servings
: 118 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 slices brown bread or rye bread
  • 4 oz garlic and herb goat cheese
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • dried dill weed, black pepper
Directions
  1. Spread bread slices with goat cheese. Top with cucumbers and radishes. Sprinkle with dried dill weed and freshly ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Radish Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 227mg10%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here are a few more “cuke” recipes you have got to try:) ‘Tis the season! Cheese Stuffed Cucumber Bites,  Open-faced Cucumber Sandwiches  and Cool Cucumber Radish Salad . Recent Recipe: Cherry Limeade Ice Pops


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