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Cucumber and Ginger Tea Sandwich

June 24, 2011
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Author Notes

After I harvested the first cucumber this season I remembered the very first thing I ever made. I really don't know why this memory popped into my mind. This isn't my first garden or my first cucumber, but there it was as fresh as the cucumber I held in my hands. I was about 6 or 7 when I came up with this recipe. I remember my mom was sick. I don't remember how sick, just that she was, and I wanted to do something for her. While she was resting in bed I went into the kitchen and rooted around the refrigerator. This is what I came up with. I remember that my mom adored this tea sandwich. I made it for her over and over again. It's simple, and I still enjoy it now as an adult. It's perfect for a hot summer day. The cool cucumber and the spicy ginger blend perfectly together for a light summer lunch or tea.


  • Makes one sandwich, but can easily be multiplied
  • 2 Slices of good quality sandwich bread
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 of a cucumber; sliced thin
  • Pickled ginger (This is the stuff you get when you have sushi. My mom loves it, and always had a jar on hand when I was a little girl. You can find it in the international isle in your grocery store)
In This Recipe
  1. Lightly toast the sandwich bread.
  2. Spread a light layer of the mayonnaise on each side of the toast.
  3. Layer the cucumber and then the pickled ginger. You just want a thin layer of the pickled ginger. Serve and enjoy.

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