Cucumber Dill Toasts

Cucumber Dill Toasts | A Couple Cooks

Cucumber Dill Toasts | A Couple Cooks

Cucumber Dill Toasts | A Couple Cooks

Cucumber Dill Toasts | A Couple Cooks

Cucumber Dill Toasts | A Couple Cooks

This is more of an “idea” than a recipe, but in reality that’s what recipes are: ideas. Some ideas just happen to be more complicated than others.

This idea seems fancy, but is supremely simple. It’s one of our favorites for picnics, since it’s summery and light. The classic combination of cucumber and fresh dill is refreshing and it’s a cinch to put together, even right at the picnic site. We usually use cream cheese as the base, but you can use any spreadable soft cheese, even goat cheese.

We enjoyed this recipe on a picnic along with this lavender lemon spritzer and these mozzarella toasts by Shelly of Vegetarian Ventures. We’ll share the entire easy picnic menu from the day soon. Happy Summer!

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Cucumber Dill Toasts


1 Star (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 16-18 toasts 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 baguette (or crackers or bite-sized pre-made toasts)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 ounces cream cheese or other soft spreadable cheese
  • Handful fresh dill
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Thinly slice the bread and place the slices on a baking sheet. Toast for about 10 minutes until crisp.
  2. Thinly slice the cucumbers.
  3. Spread each bread slice with cream cheese. Top with a sliced cucumber, a bit of kosher salt, and some fresh dill.

 

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

14 Comments

  • Reply
    dixya@food, pleasure, and health
    June 4, 2015 at 7:35 am

    love refreshing quick recipes such as this one.

  • Reply
    Jessi
    June 4, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Yum, I have a weird thing for cucumber toast/sandwiches, they are just so yummy! I had them at my bridal shower and I think I ate the whole tray!

    • Reply
      Alex
      June 4, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Hah! There’s something particularly refreshing about them :)

  • Reply
    Jessica Nunemaker
    June 4, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Beautiful as always!

  • Reply
    Lauren @ Lauren Caris Cooks
    June 4, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I love the simple ideas the most, they often bring the most joy and pleasure in preparation and eating! Beautiful pictures!

    Lauren x

  • Reply
    Erin@WellPlated
    June 4, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I love how simple, but how utterly lovely and satisfying these toasts are. Everything summer should be!

    • Reply
      Alex
      June 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    June 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    This look so refreshing! Perfect for a warm summer day. Thanks for the idea! I will definitely be making these soon!!

    XO – Sarah
    http://beautyandblooms.com/

    • Reply
      Alex
      June 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Let us know if you try them!

  • Reply
    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    June 4, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Cucumber and dill are a great combination. I really should make more toasts like this – honestly the simplest of things are often the most inspiring.

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    Chris
    June 5, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    That’s what summer is for: simple, fresh food to share. Looks like a fun day!

  • Reply
    Tori@Gringalicious.com
    June 9, 2015 at 8:15 am

    What lovely little toasts for a picnic! I love them!

  • Reply
    David
    June 18, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I love dill, and I always think it just goes perfectly with cucumbers. These look like a simply perfect appetizer for any gathering! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Natalie | Paper & Birch
    June 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    These are perfect for summer picnics – love these!

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