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italian cucumber sandwiches

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a recipe by
Shannon Delatore
Champaign, IL

These are great for any type of party or gathering, and I never come home with leftovers. I've even eaten the "extra stuff" for breakfast the next day! This is a fairly salty tasting appetizer, so if you're not up for all the salt, add an extra 1/2 Cup of mayo to the mixture. It's trial and error in my house.

★★★★★ 1
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For italian cucumber sandwiches

  • 1 c
    real mayonnaise
  • 1 pkg
    zesty italian or italian salad dressing mix
  • 1
    cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1
    loaf of party or cocktail style rye bread

How To Make italian cucumber sandwiches

  • 1
    24 hours before, mix the mayo and dressing mix in a small bowl. Make sure it's mixed completely. Refrigerate until you're ready to use it.
  • 2
    On the day you're going to be serving it, peel and slice the cucumber. Thickness is a personal preference. I like mine about the thickness in the picture, or even a little thicker.
  • 3
    Put your mayo mixture into a zipper bag and snip a corner off (about the size of a nickel).
  • 4
    Squirt a dollop of mayo mixture onto each slice of bread. I usually squirt about a tablespoon or so, but it's not rocket science. Just squirt some! Use the cucumber slice to "smush" it onto the bread so you don't have to spread it with a knife. This saves a LOT of time.
  • 5
    The number of cucumbers you'll need depends upon how big they are (too big and you'll lose flavor) and how thick you like them. I always like to buy two medium sized ones, just to make sure I have enough. Leftover ingredients are great for breakfast! No kidding!