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Salad Dressing Is The Key To Enhancing Cucumber Sandwiches
If the classic combo of cucumbers, butter, cream cheese, and mayonnaise leaves something to be desired in your cucumber sandwich, add salad dressing for an elevated flavor.
Due to an abundance of herbs, spices, and aromatics, both creamy dressings and vinaigrettes are very flavorful when added to cucumber sandwiches. Plus, they're convenient.
Likewise, salad dressing is an inexpensive way to deliver depth compared to fancier additions like smoked salmon or whipped chèvre.
Start by selecting a creamy dressing or vinaigrette and consider how the flavors will pair together. Use a raspberry vinaigrette for freshness or buffalo ranch for spice.
When it comes to dressings, there are two types: dry and liquid. Keep in mind that dry dressing can better help cucumber sandwiches from becoming soggy.
However, if you choose sturdier fillings like cream cheese and limit thinner ingredients like mayonnaise, liquid dressing can also work in small quantities.
Generally, there's no need to add more than a spoonful or two of dressing to the filling. The exact amount will differ depending on how many sandwiches you intend to make.
Lastly, simply mix the dressing thoroughly with other filling ingredients, before layering on either slice of bread and topping with sliced cucumbers and digging in.