Like an open faced tea sandwich, these cucumber ranch bread bites are a great appetizer especially in the spring and summer. Fresh, simple and great for making a bit ahead!
Cucumber ranch bread is a fun spring or summer appetizer. It would also make a great light lunch. They are perfect for serving an bridal or baby showers or would be fun at a tea party as well! They only take a few ingredients and almost no effort to make.
This cracks me up every time I think about it! It was started 9? years ago. That seems crazy that is has been that long!
I was living in Springfield at the time and I wasn’t planning to come home for Easter that year. So, I spent the weekend with my friend Tisha and her cute little baby Mason (who is now almost as tall as me!)
We went out the night before Easter and there was this whole thing. I won’t go into the details, but it still makes me laugh.
I’ll just leave it at we didn’t get much sleep and we weren’t looking or feeling our finest on Easter morning. It was the perfect way to meet a family full of strangers!
We were meeting our “Springfield mom” and her in-laws to spend the day. We got there and she had a tray of this cucumber bread.
Tish and I about polished it off! We have made it regularly since. Whenever Tish came to one of my BBQs, this is what she brought. It brings back a lot of good (and some really funny) memories!
Luckily this recipe is super easy to make. So whipping it up at a moment’s notice isn’t a problem, plus it is a great way to use some cucumbers which tend to come on in droves in our garden.
I have made this on several different types of bread. Baguettes work great for smaller cucumbers or halved cucumber slices as you can see above. These work especially well for appetizers.
Italian bread works well also. Depending on the loaf you may be able to fit one or two slices of cucumber on each piece of bread.
The ranch spread is just a few ingredients. The recipe includes mayo which makes it extra creamy and delicious.
Sometimes I forget to add it or don’t have it on hand and it is still good without. Just mix in the ranch seasoning and you are good to go!
I tend to do the cucumber slices different each time too. Sometimes I peal the cucumbers. Sometimes I peel part of them. Sometimes I don’t bother to peel it at all.Do whatever your mood and preferences dictate!
You can make these ahead of time, just cover and chill them until you are ready to serve. They are good slightly chilled, but I prefer them at room temperature. So just pull them out a few minutes before you are ready to enjoy!