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Cucumber and Ginger Tea Sandwich

October  4, 2022
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  • Makes One sandwich, but can easily be multiplied
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.


What You'll Need
  • 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)
  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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2 Reviews

sexyLAMBCHOPx June 24, 2011
I love cucumbers and pickled ginger (never bought in ready-made. Do you recommend a brand? I never though of combing the two on a tea sandwich. I will try this for sure!
Dabblings June 24, 2011
I used Sushi Chef Baycliff Company. My grocery store only had two options. You pickle your own ginger??? Any recipies you care to share? Does it taste like the kind you get when you order sushi?