Cucumber & Chive Butter Tea Sandwich

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A basic cucumber sandwich consists of bread, cucumber, and butter. There are so many variations you can create from that basic recipe. This one replaces basic white bread with brioche and adds in a little chive to the butter.

– Pat dry the cucumber slices before placing it on top of the bread.
– Use a cookie cutter the same size as the cucumber slices.
– Room temperature butter is easier to work with.
– I used a mandoline to cut the cucumber slices and a cookie cutter to cut out the brioche.

TEA SANDWICH: Cucumber & Chive Butter

Brioche bread sliced

1. Mix butter and chopped chives together.
2. On brioche, cut into circles using a cookie cutter, spread chive butter.
3. Layer on a slice of cucumber. Garnish with a bit of butter and chives or parsley. Enjoy!


  • notesontea
    4 years ago

    This is so bento-box style that I'm going to add to my list of ideas for a preschooler's lunch.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    4 years ago

    Hi notesontea, that's a great idea!

  • Michele
    4 years ago

    Beautiful and simple!

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    4 years ago

    Thanks, Michele! Yes, SUPER simple!

  • katy
    2 years ago

    Is it better to use unsalted or salted butter?

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    2 years ago

    Hi Katy, since salt isn't added at any point, I would suggest salted butter.

  • Leslie
    11 months ago

    Chives or scallions ?

  • Heather
    6 months ago

    How many does this serve?

    • Jee
      6 months ago

      Hi Heather, I didn’t put exact ingredient measurements or portion sizes for this since it’s an idea for a tea sandwich.

  • Cheryl
    1 month ago

    How much butter and chives do you use?

    • Jee
      3 weeks ago

      Hi Cheryl, I just eyeballed it and didn’t write down the amount used unfortunately.

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