A light and tasty summer sandwich that is fit for royalty

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Brenda Stanley
Tales of the Dinner Belle

Belle's Cucumber Sandwiches
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In the summer months, it is always nice to have something cool and light to eat. One of my favorite summertime recipes is my cucumber sandwiches. They may seem like something you’d find only at a high-scale function or a royal tea party, but I love them for a tasty and simple dish on a hot afternoon or evening.

These sandwiches have become so popular with my friends and family that when they have special functions, I get asked to bring some along for the buffe -- and they are always the hit of the spread. I slice off the crusts and cut them into fourths to make them look extra-fancy, but they taste just as great without all of that fuss.

This recipe makes 12 whole sandwiches.

With only a few simple ingredients, you, too, can dazzle your friends and family with a delicious and unique dish that is fit for royalty.

Belle’s Cucumber Sandwiches

  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  •  8-ounce package cream cheese
  •  6-ounce package dry Italian salad dressing mix
  •  Wheat and white bread (12 slices each)
  •  2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced paper thin
  •  Dried dill

Beat together the Miracle Whip, cream cheese and dry salad dressing mix. Spread about a tablespoon of the mixture of each slice of bread. Top half of the bread slices with the sliced cucumber and then sprinkle with the dried dill. Top with the other slices of bread. You can cut off the crusts or leave them as is. Makes 12- 24 servings depending on if you serve them as appetizers or sandwiches.

Brenda Stanley is the mother of five children, including two sets of twins, and a grandmother of three. She is a cookbook author and novelist. For more recipes and information, visit her website www.talesofthedinnerbelle.com.

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