Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches

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When you think of a sandwich, what comes to mind? A pile of sliced deli meats and cheeses, bookended by thick bread? A heavy lunch that weighs you down and loads on the excess fat and calories? At SkinnyMs., we’ve reinvented the sandwich by bringing you lighter versions that often feature fruits and veggies which demonstrate that even a sandwich can pack superfood power!

We’re going ultra-lightweight and super refreshing with our Cucumber, Dill and Cream Cheese Sandwiches on Whole Wheat Toast. This open-faced, healthy sandwich recipe may not be a tall hero of a sandwich, but it plays the hero in giving you the nutrients that your body needs. Cucumbers provide anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, and anti-cancer agents. And their crunch is the perfect complement to rich, creamy low-fat cream cheese. Remember to use the cream cheese sparingly. A little goes a long way in terms of taste and texture, and you’ll avoid adding excess fat and calories if you stop yourself from piling it on!

A sprig of dill is the perfect herbal touch that makes this little sandwich a refreshing, warm-weather treat. Serve it on trays at an outdoor party, at book club, or at brunch. It’s delightful crunch and delicious flavor combo will please your guests’ taste buds without weighing them down.

Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches

Light and refreshing, these open-faced delights redefine sandwiches in a healthy and delicious way.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 150kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cream cheese low-fat
  • 1 tablespoon dill fresh, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest finely grated
  • 6 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 1 cucumber small or 1/2 big, thinly sliced (use a mandoline)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, dill, and lemon zest.
  • Toast all the slices of bread.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture on each slice of bread then top with the cucumber.
  • Cutaway the sides of the bread. You can also quarter each slice to make bite sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1open sandwich | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5

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Overstuffed Veggie Sandwich
Veggie & Pesto Sandwich
Roasted Pear Sandwich with Baby Spinach
Chicken Salad Sandwich with Bok Choy, Red Grapes and Walnuts

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2 Comments on "Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches"

  1. Lollie  March 17, 2016

    This sounds awesome! The directions mention lemon zest but I don’t see the amount of zest in the ingredient list. Thank you for all the great recipe ­čÖé

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs. ┬áMarch 18, 2016

      We’ve added 2 tsp of lemon zest to the ingredients list. Thanks for pointing out the omission.

      Reply

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