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How to #testkitchen: Cucumber Sandwiches with Cashew Herb Cream Cheese

Today in the #testkitchen is a recipe for Cucumber Sandwiches with Cashew Herb Cream Cheese


Welcome to #testkitchen – where I find random recipes on the web worth working on 🙂 Customizing other recipes helps you to learn how to make your own to fit your nutritional needs.  


First with flavor, technique later


Things can fall apart (literally) when you start to adjust the techniques of a recipe. So start with seasoning, it’s much easier to recover in case something goes wrong.  After you make it a few times adjust the texture to your liking. 

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Cucumber Sandwiches with Cashew Herb Cream Cheese

Serves 4-6

Rye Bread

3c sunflower seeds (soaked overnight)

3/4c flax

1/4c water

3T caraway seeds

2t sea salt

1/2c lemon juice

1/4c olive oil


Herb Cream Cheese

approx. 1 1/2c cashews (soaked overnight)

juice from 2 lemons

1/4t salt

2-3 cloves garlic

handful each (or to taste) finely chopped parsley and basil


Rye Bread

1) In a coffee grinder, or high speed blender, grind caraway seeds as well as the flax seeds.

2) Process all bread ingredients in a food processor until well combined.

3) Spread dough onto two ParaFlexx sheets (parchment paper works, too) and dehydrate for about 12-16 hours on 105 degrees. What works best is to dehydrate overnight, and in the morning flip the bread and continue dehydrating without the ParaFlexx. When the bread reaches your preferred consistency, keep any extra in a sealed glass container (or BPA free plastic), so you can use it for later meals.

Herb Cream Cheese

1) To make the herb cream cheese, process cashews, lemon juice, and salt in a food processor until thoroughly combined.

2) Gently pulse in finely chopped garlic, parsley, and basil.

Spread the herb cheese onto a piece of bread, top with a cucumber, and enjoy!

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