Think of this as a grown-up tea sandwich, with deeply flavorful rye or pumpernickel in place of soft white bread. Topped with a chive-butter and buttery smoked salmon and you’ve got a no-cook dinner comes together in just 15 minutes. If you want to keep the butter from melting, make sure the toasted bread is cool before spreading. A quick-marinated cucumber-tomato salad goes alongside for crunch. A shopping tip: You might see the English cucumber sold as a “seedless” cucumber. Either will work here.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon chopped chives, plus more for serving
4 slices pumpernickel or rye bread, toasted
4 ounces sliced smoked salmon
Sat fat 9g
How to Make It
Whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add cucumber, tomatoes, and onion and toss to coat.
Stir together butter and chives. Spread bread with chive butter and top with lox and more chives. Serve with cucumber salad.
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