Anyway, it's been hot as balls out this past few weeks here on Long Island. Just about everywhere in the Northeast and other parts of the nation, from what I've read and seen. Finding something to eat that both easy to prepare and doesn't require turning on an oven isn't the easiest thing in the world. But I found a quick and interesting recipe online yesterday. One that only required the barest minimum of tweaking to make it perfect.
Dill Cucumber Avocado Sandwiches
Things You'll Need:
8 slices of bread - we used some good old Country White.
1 large cucumber - peeled and cut in 1/4 inch slices.
2 ripe avocados - same as the cucumber.
8oz soft cream cheese
4oz sour cream
Fresh dill - as much as you like.
Ground pepper - same as the dill.
1 large lemon - or two teeny ones.
What You Do:
- Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, chopped dill and ground pepper in a bowl. Use as much dill and pepper as you like. We used it all. I mean...ALL OF IT! You'll be lucky to find any fresh dill anywhere after we were done. OK...it wasn't THAT much, but we like dill.
- I'm assuming you know how to peel and slice cucumbers and avocados, right? Well, there are some tricks with the avocado. But I'm sure you'll figure it out.
- Take the juice from the lemon(s) and drench the avocado slices. Just soak 'em down.
- Spread the cream cheese dill mixture on one slice of bread.
- Add a layer of cucumber.
- Add a layer of lemony avocado slices.
- Cover with another slice of bread.
- Yum, yum...eat 'em up!
You can get all fancy-like and make little tea sandwiches out of these, but we just cut them in half and demolished them. That recipe will definitely make a bit more than 4 sandwiches, by the way. But how the hell am I supposed to know how many cucumbers, avocado slices or cream cheese you like on your sandwiches? Sheesh!
We downed these bad boys with some sweet tea and some cole slaw and a pickle spear on the side. All very refreshing in a Summer kinda way. Enjoy!
___________________________________________________Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. Believe it or not, but the recipe I found included slices of SPAM. Seriously.