Lemon Cucumber Tea Sandwiches With Minty Mayonnaise (Or Hummus)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I replaced standard cucumbers with lemon cucumbers from our garden! Adapted from ichef.com with a nod and hat doff to another site (grouprecipes.com) for the hummus idea. If you dislike mint, try another fresh herb: basil is always an excellent choice, lovage, salad burnet or good ol' parsley. For a more substantial meal, add greens-arugula, baby spinach, loose leaf lettuce; perhaps some finely minced shallots, heirloom toms, ad infinitum...

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Minty Mayonnaise

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 14 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 13 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
  • 12 cup sunflower oil
  • salt, to taste
  • cracked black pepper or white pepper, to taste
  • Tea Sandwiches

  • 8 thin slices homemade wheat bread, your choice to remove crusts (ok to substitute white or multi grain bread-we used a 9-grain bread with sunflower seeds)
  • 3 lemon cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced (approximately)
  • greens, washed and dried (optional)


  1. Note: If you have concerns about the raw egg yolk, use a good quality store bought mayonnaise or substitute cream cheese (softened). For a vegan version, replace the mayonnaise with hummus or a mayo' substitute: Recipe #754 for example.
  2. Minty Mayonnaise: in a blender or food processor, combine the egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice, and mint.
  3. With motor running, add the oil in a slow steady stream and blend until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Tea Sandwiches: Spread each slice of bread generously on one side with the mayonnaise.
  5. On half the slices, arrange an even layer of lemon cucumber slices. Top with remaining bread slices.
  6. Cut each sandwich into quarters before serving.
Most Helpful

I replaced with 4 tsp low fat sour cream and used my Jamie Oliver flavor shaker to mix the ingredients. This was so great! I served it with cucumbers and other fresh veggies for dinner. we decorated the sandwiches with fresh basil as suggested but the mint leaves were deffinitely the reason that i loved this so much, i am going to make this all the time.

Iceland August 19, 2009

Made for ZWT-8 because I had made my hummus ( Hummus W/A Tomato Twissis Twist (My Invention) - Zwt-8 (India) ) for another ZWT recipe & was glad to find a 2nd tasty-looking option for its use. That said, it's clear I took the hummus vs mayo route w/your recipe & it worked very well. The hummus uses red pesto & hence has a decidedly tomato flavour that complimented the cucumber & its crispness. We were very happy w/the outcome & this is certainly 1 of the best & easiest ways to solve the prob of what to serve unexpected guests. Thx for posting this recipe for us.

twissis August 20, 2012

i used the hummas garlic hummus specificaly , and paired it with the lettaces and i had a bit of cream cheese mixed with cesaer dressing
this is a really good sandwich now if ican get the stars to work....

Dienia B. September 21, 2011