When I was little, my mom always packed half of a bagel with cream cheese in my lunch every day. It was a special treat, getting that plain white-bread bagel instead of the usual whole-grain peanut butter sandwich. Plus, the cream cheese didn’t stick to the roof of my mouth half as bad as the peanut butter!
As I grew older, those bagels turned back into whole-wheat sandwiches–this time with lunchmeat–or yogurts, or pita bread with provolone. Because it happened gradually, over a few years, I didn’t realize how much I missed the cream cheese until within the past couple months. (Yup, it’s been that long!)
So I bought a tub of cream cheese, but I did decide to switch things up a bit. I slathered it on an English muffin, threw in a few extra ingredients, and devoured my long-awaited cream cheese creation in a matter of minutes.
Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sandwich
The dill adds an earthy tone to the filling, but for a sweeter taste, feel free to omit it. Basil or cracked black pepper would both make excellent substitutions (or additions!) as well.
2-3 tbsp cream cheese
¼ tsp water
pinch of dill
¼ c. diced cucumber
1 English muffin
- Mix the cream cheese, water, and dill together in a small bowl with a spoon until smooth and creamy. Mix in the cucumber, being sure to coat all of the cucumber.
- Cut the English muffin in half, spoon the cucumber mixture onto one half, and top with the other.