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
What You Need
Party rye bread (or rye bread, cut into smaller pieces – you can use a cookie cutter to get fancy!)
What To Do
1 Toast the bread. For a large amount of slices, place them on a baking sheet and toast them at 350°F for about 10 minutes until crisp.
2 Thinly slice the cucumbers.
3 Spread the bread with cream cheese. Top each toast with a sliced cucumber, a tiny bit of kosher salt, and some fresh dill.