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Cucumber Sandwiches

with Smoked Salmon Cream
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Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches - Based on the British original: Light, tasty finger food

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Health Score:
9,3 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
Calories:
155
calories
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Nutritional values

The smoked salmon gives the snack a more intense, spicy aroma than the English classic. The addition of salmon also increases the health benefits with an extra portion of vitamin D. It promotes the absorption and processing of calcium and is essential for the building of bones, teeth and cartilage.

If you sprinkle some garden cress on top of the sandwich cream, you can give the snacks an even more distinctive aroma and increase their vitamin C and calcium content.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie155 kcal(7 %)
Protein9 g(9 %)
Fat6 g(5 %)
Carbohydrates13 g(9 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D3.4 μg(17 %)
Vitamin E1.2 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin3.9 mg(33 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate32 μg(11 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin5.8 μg(13 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.9 μg(30 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium221 mg(6 %)
Calcium86 mg(9 %)
Magnesium37 mg(12 %)
Iron1.4 mg(9 %)
Iodine12 μg(6 %)
Zinc1.2 mg(15 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.2 g
Uric acid61 mg
Cholesterol23 mg
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Ingredients

for
8
Ingredients
½ lemon
9 ounces Cream cheese (13% fat)
salt
peppers
a little Worcestershire sauce
5 ounces Smoked salmon
1 small Cucumber (about 250 grams)
2 sprigs mint
8 slices Whole Wheat Toast
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small knife, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Whisk, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Bowl

Preparation steps

1.
Cucumber Sandwiches preparation step 1

Cut a lemon in half and squeeze juice. Combine cream cheese with 2 tablespoons lemon juice, salt, pepper and a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce. Mix until smooth.

2.
Cucumber Sandwiches preparation step 2

Cut the salmon into very small pieces, fold into the cheese and refrigerate the mixture.

3.
Cucumber Sandwiches preparation step 3

Rinse the cucumber, peel and cut lengthwise into thin slices.

4.
Cucumber Sandwiches preparation step 4

Add cucumber slices to a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 10 minutes, then drain the accumulated water.

5.
Cucumber Sandwiches preparation step 5

Rinse the mint and shake dry. Pluck and chop leaves and add to the cucumber slices.

6.
Cucumber Sandwiches preparation step 6

Spread the cream cheese mixture on the slices of bread, placing slices next to each other on the work surface.

7.
Cucumber Sandwiches preparation step 7

Add the slices of cucumber to 4 slices of bread. 

8.
Cucumber Sandwiches preparation step 8

Use the remaining 4 slices of bread to top the slices of bread with the cucumber, placing them cream cheese-side down and pressing well to form sandwiches. Wrap in plastic wrap until ready to serve (up to 30 minutes).

9.
Cucumber Sandwiches preparation step 9

Unwrap the sandwiches just before serving. Remove the crusts and cut the bread into bite-sized pieces. Secure with toothpicks and serve on a plate.