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Cucumber Sandwich Recipe for Baby Shower

Appetizers and Snacks, Sandwiches, Vegetarian | 35 comments

Welcome to the {i am baker} Virtual Baby Shower!

Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

We’re celebrating our friend Amanda, from I am Baker, today with a Baby Shower! Amanda is expecting a sweet baby boy a week from today so for the past few weeks a group of food blogging friends and I have been secretly scheming and planning for this surprise Virtual Shower.

I’m so glad that the secret is over and that I can finally share this Cucumber Sandwich Recipe with you!

cucumber tea sandwiches

Get a group of food bloggers together to plan a baby shower and of course you’re going to end up with a show-stopping menu. I wish we could have been closer to celebrate Amanda’s little arrival together.

It would have been great to spend an afternoon with these ladies that I chat with on a regular basis – and enjoy all the yummy baby shower recipes we are sharing.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches have always felt a little sandwich you would munch on for a baby shower so I’m glad I had an excuse to share this yummy recipe with you. It’s the perfect springtime sandwich recipe to put together and so easy for a luncheon party.

cucumber radish sandwich for baby shower

For this cucumber sandwich recipe I took things up a notch. Instead of a simple cream cheese and cucumber sandwich, I blended cream cheese with a garlic and herb Boursin and included sliced radishes and watercress.

Congratulations, Amanda!

I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to see your sweet arrival!

If you don’t know Amanda or her blog I am Baker yet, you need to head over there! Amanda is an incredibly talented baker and cookie decorator. I can’t even wrap my head around some of the cakes she bakes. One of my favorites of Amanda’s is her Rose Cake.

Amanda is amazing as a person, too – so kind and caring. A small example of this can be seen in one of her recent posts where she put together an opportunity for other bakers to sign up to send a special treat to a total stranger who needed a little extra love in their life.

Cucumber Tea Sandwich with Radish and Watercress

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Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese
5 ounces Garlic and Herb Boursin
2 - 3 tablespoons fresh chives, sliced plus extra for garnish
1 English cucumber
1 bunch radishes
1 bunch watercress
white sandwich bread
pumpernickel sandwich bread

Directions:

In a small food processor, combine the cream cheese and boursin, pureeing until well blended and combined. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in sliced fresh chives. Set aside.

Slice the cucumber and radishes into 1/8 inch thick slices. If you have a mandoline that helps speed the process here.

Cut crusts off the bread (you can save the crusts to make homemade croutons for another use). Spread one side of each slice with the cream cheese mixture.

Top with sliced cucumber, radish, and a few watercress leaves. Then top with another slice of bread. Cut into triangles.

To garnish: tie a stem of chive in a knot. Place on top of the sandwich and skewer with a toothpick.


Click for the menu:

The {i am baker} Virtual Baby Shower Menu

Drinks

Add a Pinch – i am baby Shower Punch
TidyMom – Ducky Bath Blue Punch

Savory Bites

Dine and Dish – Stuffed Mushrooms
GoodLife Eats – Cucumber Sandwich Recipe
My Baking Addiction – Crab Rangoons
Simple Bites – Spring Crudité, Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dip

Desserts

A Farmgirl’s Dabbles – {i am baby} cakes
Bake at 350 – Baby on Board Cookies
Bakers Royale – Baby Shower Cupcakes
Bluebonnets and Brownies – Mini Fruit Pizzas
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen – Homemade Butter Mints
Food for My Family – Baby Shower Macarons
Gourmande in the Kitchen – Chocolate Blueberry Truffles
My Kitchen Addiction – Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
She Wears Many Hats – “B” is for Boy – Itty Bitty Baby Cupcakes
Smith Bites – Strawberries with Brown Sugar Dip
What’s Cooking with Kids – Hamentashen cookies

Last But Not Least

Wenderly – A Bundle of Bebe Cards for the Bundle of Joy

Katie

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Danielle - March 21, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    These are lovely! What a wonderful way to celebrate your friend. I just posted a cucumber sandwich recipe today, too! I love the color of the punch in the picture. What kind is it?

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    • Katie

      Katie replied: — March 21st, 2011 @ 10:35 AM

      It is just pink lemonade :)

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    Amy | She Wears Many Hats - March 21, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    Cute! A shower isn’t complete without a cucumber sandwich. Love the addition of radishes for some crunch!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites - March 21, 2011 @ 5:30 am

    How gorgeous, Katie. We did it!!!

    These would be stunning for a wedding shower, too. Can’t wait to make them.

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    TidyMom - March 21, 2011 @ 6:08 am

    Those are gorgeous Katie!! I love cucumber sandwiches!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - March 21, 2011 @ 6:22 am

    I love Boursin and radishes together, yum!

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    bridget {bake at 350} - March 21, 2011 @ 6:35 am

    Perfect little sandwiches! I wish we could all get together in real life, too! THAT would be a fun shower!

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    Amanda - March 21, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    This could not be more perfect or more special Katie… I am SO, so, so touched and surprised and blown away by you!!! Thank you!! Not only did you post the most beautiful recipe, but your words are beyond special to me!!!!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    Love to you!
    Amanda

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    Cookbook Queen - March 21, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    These sandwiches are just beautiful!! I’d give anything to eat a few in real life.

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    Wenderly - March 21, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    These are gorgeous Katie! So sweet and refreshing! They are a fabulous springtime treat!

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    Angela@spinachtiger - March 21, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    Such a sweet idea and I love the sandwiches. The chive garnish makes them look really special. I would love to have them with cold herbed butter also if the bread was heavy enough because I love radish and butter sandwiches.

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - March 21, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    These are so adorable! Love them :) I might have to make these right away, shower or not! Perfect for a light lunch in the spring.

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    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - March 21, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    Oooh Katie, I love the addition of the boursin. They do a cracked pepper one that would be great to mix in too. YUM! (And the photos are magnificent as usual, my dear!)

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    Kristen - March 21, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    Delicious little sandwiches, perfect for the little bundle of joy!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles - March 21, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    How I wish I had a couple of these for my lunch today! They are beautiful, and sound completely delicious. Thanks for blessing Amanda in this baby shower!

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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking - March 21, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    So cute!! I love tea sandwiches :) Happy baby shower to Amanda!

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    naomi - March 21, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Love how delicately simple and beautiful these are! So perfect for any baby shower or afternoon party.

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    Michelle (What's Cooking with Kids) - March 21, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    I love these photos – the recipe looks fantastic too. Love this idea for a tea party or baby shower :-)

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    Barbara | VinoLuciStyle - March 21, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    I love these delicate sandwiches yet had completely forgotten them; my own kids are in their 20′s so my frequency at baby showers is almost nil and they do seem just perfect for that occasion. Yours look absolutely beautiful.

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    SMITH BITES - March 21, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    Katie, these are just so lovely and i really, really want to make them to eat all by myself . . . i don’t want to share them with anyone. and for the life of me, i don’t know WHY i never remember to make them for myself. BEAUTIFUL JOB!!

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    Sues - March 21, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    I love the idea of a virtual baby shower :) And your table is set up so beautifully!

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    Lauren from Lauren's Latest - March 21, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    These look so light and delicious!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction - March 21, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    These are baby shower perfection. I love the addition of the chive garnish, it makes these little tea sandwiches even more special.

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    Happy When Not Hungry - March 21, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    What a great idea and so nice of you to host this virtual baby shower for your friend! These cucumber sandwiches look delicious and definitely perfect for the occasion!

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    trcia72 - March 21, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Such a terrific idea for baby shower menu. Thanks for sharing i’ll try this for the coming baby shower of my new grandkid!

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} - March 21, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    These are baby-shower perfect. I love the creative twist on a classic. :-)

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    Shaina - March 21, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

    I love Boursin! These sandwiches sound like the perfect bite-sized savories for the party!

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    Jun - March 23, 2011 @ 2:04 am

    Cucumber is not really my thing, but the sandwiches look so good!!!

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    Sukaina - March 23, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    Those sandwiches look so crisp and fresh. I can almost feel the crunch in my mouth. Very yummy!

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    SweetSugarBelle - March 23, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    These look wonderful! I’d love to try them! And it’s so sweet that y’all did this for Amanda =)

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    Lily - April 19, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    Love a good cucumber sandwich! They look delicious!

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    Shany - July 31, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    Is the boursin the spreadable one or the other kind?

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    • Katie

      Katie replied: — August 1st, 2012 @ 7:07 AM

      Not the spreadable kind.

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    Lauren - April 16, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    Did you use a thin or regular slice bread? Looks so yummy.

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    • Katie

      Katie replied: — April 16th, 2013 @ 7:05 PM

      I used thin.

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