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Italian Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe
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Italian Cucumber Sandwiches

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"These little open faced cucumber sandwiches are always a hit, and I never leave a party without getting asked for the recipe several times! Allow the mayonnaise mixture to sit overnight in the refrigerator if you have the time -- it will taste even better."

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix mayonnaise and dry Italian-style salad dressing mix.
  2. Arrange the cocktail rye bread slices in a single layer on a serving platter.
  3. Place mayonnaise mixture in a pastry bag and squeeze an approximately 1 inch dollop of the mixture onto each cocktail rye bread slice.
  4. Top each cocktail rye bread slice with a cucumber slice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2012

Hi all. I'm the submitter, and just wanted to clarify a few things. First, many people do not realize that when it calls for MAYO, it means real Mayonnaise like Hellman's or Kraft's. NOT MIRACLE WHIP. Also, when you mix it up, it should sit overnight in the fridge. That part was omitted when they posted the recipe...not sure why. And last, I used Zesty Italian mix, which is much zippier than the regular. It is definitely saltier than some may like, but if the cucumber is thick enough, then it cuts the saltiness. I read where someone basically shaved the cucumber for some thin slices, but we like biting into a chunk of cucumber that's sitting on a dollop of the dip. Like another reader, we've had this stuff for breakfast on many occasions! It's THAT good! I've never had a left over when I take this to any function or event. Best of luck!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I had a large holiday party and served these sandwiches. One small child ate three and the rest sat untouched. Although it is a simple recipe, it is unremarkable.


31 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

WOW! You can't go wrong with this recipe! The hardest part is peeling and slicing the cukes...and how hard is that!!?!! My kids LOVED this recipe! And she wasn't kidding. I took it to a company potluck, and SHAZAM! They were gone immediately!!

May 16, 2006

I like to mix in an 8oz block of cream cheese with the mayo and dressing mix to give it a little more glue to hold the cucumber onto the bread.

Jan 25, 2004

I've made these twice-there have not been any left over. They are really tasty. I didn't peel the cucumber and I added a little more mayo-great.

Jul 13, 2006

these were amazing!!!!!! served them at a recent party as an informal snack - two trays were gone! they were even great the next morning for breakfast. fabulous.

Dec 18, 2005

This was the tastiest cuc sandwich I've had. I chopped the cucumber very small, got rid of excess liquid and mixed right in with mayo mix. Excellent!!

Jun 02, 2004

Never again.


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  • Calories
  • 110 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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