Cucumber and Apricot Sandwiches

Cool as a you-know-what, this crunchy, fruit-studded cream-cheese sandwich is refreshing during summer. Try it with a cup of gazpacho.

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Yields:
4 sandwiches
Start to Finish:
15 mins
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Cucumber and Apricot Sandwiches

Ingredients
1
large cucumber
1/2
8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
2
tablespoons snipped fresh basil
8
slices firm-textured whole wheat bread
2
large apricots or 1 nectarine, pitted and thinly sliced
1/2
cup arugula leaves or cilantro sprigs

Directions

  1. Peel cucumber. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Thinly slice cucumber; set aside. In a small bowl stir together the cream cheese, basil, and, if desired, 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  2. Spread about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture on one side of each bread slice. Top four bread slices with cucumber, apricot, and arugula. Top with remaining bread slices, cream cheese side down. To serve, cut each sandwich in half diagonally. Makes 4 sandwiches

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare sandwiches. Cut each sandwich in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

To Tote:

Pack wrapped sandwiches with an ice pack in an insulated cooler.

Nutrition Facts

(Cucumber and Apricot Sandwiches)
    Per serving:
  • 234 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 21 mg chol.,
  • 413 mg sodium,
  • 32 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 9 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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