My grandmother would often serve cucumber sandwiches to the ladies when they came over for tea — with the full silver tea service and the most treasured collection of china cups — grandma liked to show off her varied collection. The cucumber sandwiches were considered particularly dainty and they always had the crusts cut off.
My variation is much more vegan (none of the store bought white bread or the butter and I do not peel the cucumber), but it does bring back memories of grandma and her teas, perhaps with all the ladies in their finest summer dresses and hats if the tea was being held outside.
Open Face Cucumber Sandwiches
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These open faced sandwiches can be made in any suitable quantity for the occasion. They are easy to make, filling and nutritious.
2sliceswhole grain breadwe only use gluten free bread
4 - 6 slicescucumber
Cut a suitable number of slices of bread from your favorite loaf. Spread the hummus on the bread. Then top the hummus with slices of cucumber.
I like to toast the bread before putting on the hummus which I spread liberally. Preferably, to avoid oils and unnecessary salt, you should make your own hummus. I also like thick cucumber slices but you can adjust these to your own taste.
These are a very hearty meal which can be used for lunch or even just for snacks.
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