Free Recipe: Cool as a Cucumber Sandwich Bites!

Free Recipe: Cool as a Cucumber Sandwich Bites!

It’s that time of year! Spring is in the air, we’re all emerging from hibernation – and we’re craving crisp, cool, and crunchy foods! This week’s recipe is one that will appear in our book. It was one of my favorites to feed Penelope last year – it’s fast to prepare, it’s nutritious, and best of all, it requires ZERO cooking! It’s an excellent finger food for toddlers as well as babies just starting to grab and feed themselves.

These yummy cool cucumber sandwich bites will satisfy your toddler’s lunch appetite on a warm sunny day, and we guarantee you’ll make one for yourself, too – we each ate one for lunch today! Serve these up with a side of diced fruit, such as mango or melon, for a deliciously nutritious summer lunch.

Without further ado…

Cool as a Cucumber Sandwich Bites

Age: 10 months+
Yield: 1 sandwich
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: no cook!


  • 1 slice whole wheat bread
  • 1 – 1 ½ tbsp. cream cheese (enough to spread a thin layer)
  • 2 tbsp. grated cucumber (about 1/3 cucumber). Peeling skin is optional if you purchase organic.
  • ½ tsp fresh dill, minced

Spread the cream cheese onto the slice of bread in a thin layer. Cut bread evenly in half. Pat the grated cucumber dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Top one half of the bread with grated cucumber, followed by dill.

Place the other half on top to make a sandwich. (Be sure to give it a good press, so that the halves stick together.) Remove crusts from bread, and cut up into bite-size cubes. Serve.


About Alessandra Macaluso

Alessandra Macaluso is author of What a Good Eater! and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible, host of the Real-Deal Brides Podcast, and blogger at Alessandra’s work is featured in several anthologies, most recently But Did You Die? which is the fifth installment in a New York Times bestselling series. She has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and many other online publications. Her original screenplay “Polar Suburbia” placed as a semi-finalist in the Moondance Film Festival. Alessandra is mom to two toddlers and a twenty-five pound Maine coon cat who believes he is a dog. She spends her time driving her OCD husband completely nuts with her constant rearrangement of scenery in their home. Learn more at and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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