Cucumber Rye Toasts

In Appetizers/ Breakfast & Brunch


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

1 Star (No Ratings Yet)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 8


  • 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


  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.



  • Reply
    September 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    September 6, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    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! :-)

  • Reply
    September 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Cucumber sandwich! The classic reinvented with the rye bread! Yummy!

  • Reply
    September 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Aaah I did a “How to” speech on this in 9th grade!!! LOL I forgot all about this- thanks for reminding me. =)

  • Reply
    September 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Those look so good- they remind me of a tea room I used to go to back in the day.

  • Reply
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    September 6, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I love cucumbers! Great little toasts. So pretty with the dill on top too!

  • Reply
    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    September 7, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Totally a fancy tea sandwich! :) How cute! Bummer about the pickles, but, oh well… these look like a good stand-in!

  • Reply
    Parsley Sage
    September 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Simple and delicious! My favorite kind of snackage :) Lovely presentation too! (much better than pickles!)

  • Reply
    September 7, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    My friend had this same glorious idea on Saturday night. Easy and fancy all at the same time. My kind of snack!

  • Reply
    Wine Harlots
    September 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I love this!
    So simple, so elegant.
    I love it with a glass of Champagne.


    Nannette Eaton

  • Reply
    September 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    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!

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.