Cucumber, Cream Cheese & Pesto Sandwiches
Take some plain bland cream cheese and fluff it up, then kick it up a notch by adding some freshly chopped chives, spring onions, mint and parsley to make a delicious sandwich spread or even a dip. Pair this with the ever-dependable Basil Pesto, some juicy Persian cucumbers and some sweet cherry tomatoes, and you have a winning recipe on your hand.
- 12 slices of white or wheat sandwich bread
- 6 tbsp homemade or store-bough pesto sauce
- 12 tbsp Philadelphia cream cheese
- 3 tbsp freshly chopped spring onion
- 3 tsp freshly chopped parsley
- 3 tsp freshly chopped mint leaves
- 24 small cherry tomatoes
- 3 Persian (mini) cucumber, sliced into rounds
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cost Budget Friendly
In one small bowl, mix the cream cheese and beat it until soft and spreadable. Mix the chopped onions, parsley and mint leaves in it and set aside. In another small bowl, take the pesto and stir it to make it smooth.
Take 2 slices for each sandwich, layer one of them with cream cheese mixture and the other with pesto sauce, making sure to spread all the way to the edges. Do the same for the other 2 slices. Stack them together and cut off crusts. While still stacked, cut into four squares.
Now take 2 slices of cucumber and place it between each mini sandwich. Prick a toothpick in the middle, and deck it on the top with half of a cherry tomato, as shown in the picture. Repeat for all remaining sandwiches.
Adapted from www.funandfoodcafe.com