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Cucumber Dill Toasties from www.tasteandtellblog.com

What do you do when you are bringing an appetizer to a group of food bloggers?  As much as I love trying new recipes, I have to admit that it’s a little nerve wracking to try something new when you are around a group of food bloggers.  So of course, you dig into you family favorites and decide on something that you know will be a crowd pleaser!

This is a recipe that my family has been making for years.  For wedding receptions, for baby showers – and it’s even a family favorite when we just get together as a family.  And the plate is always cleared.  They are super easy and fast to make, and they are fairly inexpensive as well.

I have to say – the majority of the time that we make these, we use dried dill.  But I had some fresh dill on hand for another recipe I was making, so I used the fresh.  I didn’t think it would make a huge difference either way, but I really did love the fresh dill.  It added so much, that I think that I’ll stick with fresh dill from now on!

Next time you are looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer, try these Cucumber Dill Toasties!


Cucumber Dill Toasties
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A crowd pleasing appetizer - bread slices are topped with a creamy mixture, followed by a cucumber, and a pop of fresh dill.
Serves: about 45 appetizers
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (0.6-oz) package dry Italian salad dressing mix
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 baguettes
  • 1-2 English cucumbers, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill (dry can be substituted)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Cut the baguette into ½-inch slices. Drizzle with olive oil and toast in the oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
  3. Mix together the cream cheese, Italian dressing mix and mayonnaise. Spread on the toasted baguette slices. Top with a slice of cucumber and sprinkle with dill.

How about some more appetizer ideas?

Individual Seven-Layer Dips from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Caramelized Onion Dip from Simply Recipes
BLT Kebabs from Family Fresh Cooking
Cheesy Corn Bites from Taste and Tell
Strawberry Balsamic Appetizer from Never Enough Thyme

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25 Responses to Cucumber Dill Toasties

  1. Rosa says:

    Delicious! I love the addition of dill.



  2. i love easy appetizers to bring to potlucks or to have at my parties..this looks great and the addition of dill w/cucumber just sounds so refreshing!

  3. Cassie says:

    I love dill, and I always think it just goes perfectly with cucumbers. These look like a simply perfect appetizer for any gathering!

  4. I can testify that these were delicious! So simple but so flavorful, I can see why they’re a family favorite!!

  5. I loved these! I can see why they are a family favorite. So good.

  6. They’re so cute and definitely perfect for a party.

  7. I love cucumber with fresh dill; great combo!

  8. Asmita says:

    This is so fresh and yummy!

  9. I do the same thing but on pita wedges! Huge hit at all of our get togethers. I love the toasties idea and going to do that instead next time!

  10. I would be in panic mode if I had to make something for other food bloggers! Glad you rocked it though!! 🙂

  11. Krista says:

    Lovely! I could munch through a plate all on my own probably!

  12. Chels R. says:

    Those do look so perfect for a gathering of any kind! I’m loving the cucumber kick your on 🙂

  13. Joanne says:

    I always thought i was iffy on dill until I tried it fresh…SO GOOD. And I totally know what you mean about cooking for other bloggers. It’s more stressful than cooking for almost anyone else!

  14. So cute! And I love fresh dill too! I never get to use it as much as I would like.

  15. Kalyn says:

    They were so delicious. I love cucumbers and dill together, but this was just a little more special than most things with that combo!

  16. I love appetizers like this! So simple, yet so flavorful with the dill! Perfect!

  17. I really enjoyed these!! Thanks for bringing them.

  18. Kristy says:

    I would definitely be intimidated cooking for a bunch of food bloggers, but it looks like you find the perfect crowd pleaser! 🙂

  19. Jennifer | Mother Thyme says:

    Love this! We entertain all the time so I am always looking for new appetizers to make when we have people over so I don’t keep serving the same old same old. Can’t wait until our next gathering to make these. 🙂

  20. Dill must be the flavor of the season! I have seen so many recipes with it lately and since I love the flavor of dill, I am as happy as can be.

  21. This looks easy and requires few ingredients. If I make this, I would probably be selfish and eat it all. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Jeff David says:

    Love your site. We made something similar to your Cucumber Dill Toasties a couple years ago in a cooking class. Very tasty.

    I like when you mentioned “what do you cook for a bunch of Foodies?” I consider myself a Divine Foodie; my wife says Food Snob. Everyone defers to me for places to eat and things to cook. Three weeks ago, I took a Chef out to lunch. I was so nervous about picking a good place. It all turned out.

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and recipes with us. I love food writing, http://www.hometownslop.blogspot.com.

    Jeff David

  23. Starla says:

    I made these for my son’s baptism…everyone absolutely loved them! I used dried dill.

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