Cucumbers make good candidates for heathy snacks and base ingredients for salads. As a mild-tasting refresher it can be the straight man next to almost any more flamboyant ingredient. I’ve come to appreciate it as a mid-afternoon snack to dip into home-made mixes out of mayonaise and spicy sauces.

Today’s recipe covers another favourite, however, a vegetarian lactose-free, gluten-free crowdpleaser you can bring to any potluck.

Cucumber sandwiches

Slather the lower slice with cream cheese. Put the cucumber slices on like puzzle pieces. Put top slice on. Slice diagonally. Pack in container or serve.

Photo: Natalie Rhea Riggs

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