Enjoy these simple Cucumber Pomegranate Sandwiches as an appetizer or afternoon snack. They use cucumber as the “bread”, cream cheese as the center and are topped with pomegranate seeds and black pepper—they’re absolutely delicious!
Please ignore the fact that these cucumber sandwiches look Christmas-y and it’s about to be spring. It’s a shame the idea popped into my brain now instead of in December, but it is what it is #whinefest101
K enough of that.. it’s already Monday so let’s talk about something happy. Or random..
The other day I was remembering my childhood and how eating saltine crackers with honey was one of my favorites snacks. So.freaking.random, but it’s true. Then I was thinking about how, as a kid, I would have loved these cucumber sandwiches. Well, if I was the type of kid to eat pomegranate seeds, which I clearly was not.
These are a more refined version of my childhood snack, or something way better depending on how you look at it. The best part is that they’re TOO EASY not to make. As I was putting these sandwiches together I started daydreaming about serving my child and his/her friends these as a snack and he/she would hate me and I would love every second of it. That’s real life future talk because it’s going to happen—best mom award.
As far as the pomegranate seeds went, I bought the pre-seeded kind. I’ve read blog posts on how to open a pomegranate and de-seed it, but I honestly wasn’t feeling that adventurous (not like I was with pistachios anyway). Buying the full pomegranate or just the seeds is up to you, of course, but I’m all about anything that makes my life a bit easier.
…liiiiike super easy snacks, for example.
Oh. oh, oh—I also tried using dairy free cream cheese for these (because I try not to eat a ton of dairy), but it just wasn’t the same. If you’ve never had it, dairy free cream cheese has a stronger taste than regular cream cheese and it seemed to overpower the taste of the pomegranate. Saaaaad days, though I can’t say I was that mad to eat regular cream cheese for lunch that day. If you are dairy free, I’d recommend using less cream cheese than I recommend. There ya go—problem solved!
Whatever you do, make these and serve them to your kids/cousins/younger siblings and then take a picture of their reaction and send it to me. I’m dying to know if these are actually kid-friendly.
- 1 cucumber
- ⅓ cup cream cheese
- 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
- Pepper to taste
- Cut up cucumber in slices. Mine were approximately ¼ inch thick, but it's really up to you.
- Spread cream cheese on half of the cucumber slices and then place the other cucumber slices overtop.
- Spread a dollop of cream cheese overtop sandwiches and mash pomegranate seeds on top.
- **number of sandwiches will depend on how thick you cut the cucumber
Q: Would your kids eat these? What was your favorite snack when you were a kid?
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