Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Lemon, in the form of shredded peel and juice, adds a subtle flavor to these cucumber sandwiches. From "Christmas Cooking From the Heart" by BHG.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl combine cucumber, red onion, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt, and ground black pepper; toss gently to coat.
  2. If desired, remove crusts from bread slices.
  3. Cut each bread slice diagonally into quarters (or use 2 to 2 1/2-inch decorative cutters to cut shapes from bread slices).
  4. Spread butter onto one side of each piece of bread; top each with some of the cucumber mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and chives.
  6. Spoon a little of the sour cream mixture on top of each canape.
  7. If desired, garnish each canape with additional finely shredded lemon peel.
  8. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 2 hours.
Most Helpful

I made these with whole wheat bread and dark German wheat bread. I cut them into Christmas trees and snowflakes, and they were delicious! Thank you!

Sharon123 December 13, 2008

Light and refreshing - loved the addition of the lemon flavor. I used whole wheat bread and omitted the salt. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews January 24, 2009

Cucumbers are grown yr-rd in hot houses here & veggie finger-food like this is popular as well. I used lightly toasted whole wheat bread & otherwise made as written for an appy nite we try to have twice a wk on the dys DH eats a main meal at noon while at work. These were delicious & provided some crunch along side homemade soup & deviled eggs. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)

twissis January 22, 2009