Cucumber Rye Toasts

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Cucumber Rye Toasts


Despite the best of intentions, none of our garden cucumbers have made it into a jar this year. We have a wonderful dill pickle recipe that we’ve been dying to fit in, but somehow that Sunday afternoon pickle-making just hasn’t made it on the calendar.

In the meantime, however, we did whip up a batch of delicious cucumber toasts. They’re a quick and easy way to enjoy the cucumber and the dill without too much effort. Plus, they look lovely on a plate (I can’t say that pickles have quite the same visual appeal)!

Try them for a luncheon or picnic, or a quick appetizer. (Oh, and try a dill pickle too; there’s really no substitute!)

Cucumber Rye Toasts
Serves: 8
What You Need
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 loaf party rye bread (or rye bread, cut into smaller pieces, with a cookie cutter if desired)
  • Fresh dill sprigs
  • Kosher salt
What To Do
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and toast them for about 10 minutes until crisp.
  3. Thinly slice the cucumbers.
  4. Spread the bread with cream cheese. Top each toast with a sliced cucumber, a tiny bit of kosher salt, and some fresh dill.

11 Comments on “Cucumber Rye Toasts”

  1. Brittany

    Mmmm, loving the mixture of creamy and crunchy with the flavors of the rye bread and dill. The perfect solution to the leftover cucumber I always seem to have hanging around! So inspired by your recipes!

  2. Jessica

    My mom used to make this all the time for us growing up! I haven’t had it in years! Thanks so much for the reminder, I can’t wait to make it one day soon! :-)

  3. celia

    This looks super tasty. I’ve made a similar recipe with Ezekeil bread, mint butter, and cucumber slices. I will have to try it with the rye bread and cream cheese. Thanks!

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