Cucumber Sandwiches

READY IN: 10mins


  • 125
    g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1
    teaspoon orange zest, grated
  • 8
    slices firm white bread, thin slices, crusts removed
  • 8
    slices firm whole wheat bread, thin slices, crusts removed
  • fresh mint sprig, to garnish
  • thin orange slice, to garnish


  • Peel the cucumber, cut in half lengthways, and slice crossways as thinly as possible.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter and orange zest and stir until the mixture is creamy and the ingredients are well-blended.
  • Spread each slice of white bread with the butter mixture, arrange several slices of cucumber on each slice and top with the whole-wheat bread, and cut each sandwich into 4 triangles.
  • To serve: Arrange the sandwiches on a platter, alternating white and brown sides of the sandwiches and garnish with mint sprigs and orange slices.
  • On cucumbers: Of course traditionally the cucumber is peeled, but to modern tastes, many cucumbers available - such as Lebanese or continental, just those names alone would be enough to have Lady Bracknell turning in her grave! - really don't need peeling.