Hot and Spicy Cucumber Sandwich

Paprika adds extra heat to the traditional cucumber sandwich, while cream cheese turns it from an afternoon snack into a nutritious midday meal.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. chopped chives
  • 1⁄4 tsp. paprika
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 tsp. butter
  • 1⁄2 medium cucumber, thinly sliced


  • In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, cream cheese, chives, and paprika.
  • Lay two slices of bread out in front of you. Spread 2 teaspoons butter on the inside of one slice of bread. Lay out half of the cucumber slices on top.
  • Spread half the cream cheese mixture on the inside of the other slice of bread.
  • Close up the sandwich. Cut in quarters.
  • Repeat with the remaining two slices of bread.