Recipes and Cooking Cucumber and Apricot Sandwiches 5.0 (1) Cool as a you-know-what, this crunchy, fruit-studded cream-cheese sandwich is refreshing during summer. Try it with a cup of gazpacho. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Colleen Duffley Total Time: 15 mins Yield: 4 sandwiches Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 large cucumber ½ 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel) 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil 8 slices firm-textured whole wheat bread 2 large apricots or 1 nectarine, pitted and thinly sliced ½ cup arugula leaves or cilantro sprigs Directions 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. 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 Tips 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 234 Calories 9g Fat 32g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 234 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 21mg 7% Sodium 413mg 18% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Protein 9g Vitamin C 7.1mg 36% Calcium 80.8mg 6% Iron 2.3mg 13% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.