2 whole medium cucumbers
4 oz cream cheese1 t minced chives
1/2 t fresh lemon zestsalt & pepper to taste
4-6 slices soft white bread
1. Remove both ends of the cucumber. With a veggie peeler or mandolin (be extra careful with that one), slice the cucumber into long, thin slices (about 1/16 an inch thin, enough to see through it completely).
2. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, chives, lemon zest, and salt & pepper to taste.
3. Working one slice of bread at a time, thinly spread on enough of the zested cream mixture to cover the surface. Add one slice of cucumber (see picture below) diagonally to the corner of the bread, Repeat, matching up the green ends together or slightly overlapping. Repeat until the entire surface is covered. Lightly press down on the cucumber layers to make sure they stick to the bread.
4. Cut off crusts with a sharp knife, and discard (or snack on them Slice into neat squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge immediately until serving. Repeat all the assembly steps with the rest of the bread. Serve cold & enjoy!