Cucumber and ginger tea sandwiches




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I first tried these wee delights over 30 years ago in a small café in central Christchurch. The combination of refreshing cucumber and crystallised ginger is surprising but it works!



For the cucumber and ginger tea sandwiches

  • 1 cucumber
  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • Butter — softened
  • 100g spreadable cream cheese
  • 40g crystallised ginger — chopped
  • Microgreens, to serve (optional)


For the cucumber and ginger tea sandwiches

  • Thinly slice the cucumber, placing the slices on paper towels to remove some moisture.
  • Butter all 8 slices of bread. Spread 4 of the slices with cream cheese.
  • Sprinkle the crystallised ginger evenly over the cream cheese and arrange the cucumber slices on top.
  • Top with the remaining slices of buttered bread, cut off the crusts and cut each sandwich into three finger sandwiches.
  • Arrange on a platter and top with microgreens, if desired.