Cheese Sandwich Week – Day 2: The Scandinavian Rye Smörgåsbord

Scandinavian Rye Smörgåsbord | The Veg Space

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It’s Day 2 of Cheese Sandwich Week as part of Leerdammer’s #BetterWithLeerdammer challenge, and today I’ve rustled up a delicious Scandinavian Rye Smörgåsbord.

Rye bread, pickles and dill are very typical of Scandinavian open sandwiches, and pair perfectly here with continental-style Leerdammer Light cheese.  These are pretty healthy as well as delicious, (particularly as they use the lower calorie/fat version of Leerdammer), so go on, treat yourself and have two! 

Scandinavian Rye Smörgåsbord | The Veg Space

The Scandinavian Rye Smörgåsbord
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Serves: 2 open sandwiches
  • 8 slices cucumber
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • butter or margarine
  • 2 slices Leerdammer Light cheese
  • 4 silverskin pickled onions
  • 2 gherkins, finely chopped
  • 2 radishes, finely sliced
  • handful fresh dill
  1. Slice the cucumber lengthways, (I used a potato peeler to do this). Sprinkle the slices with a little salt and place in a sieve or colander over a bowl.
  2. Butter the rye bread slices and place a slice of cheese on each.
  3. When the cucumber slices have released a little moisture, curl them on to the cheese, then top with the pickled onions, gherkins and radishes. Finish with a sprinkling of dill sprigs.
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Here’s a quick roundup of my Cheese Sandwich Week posts so far:

New York Cheese & Avocado Bagel
Day 1: New York Cheese & Avocado Bagel
Scandinavian Rye Smörgåsbord | The Veg Space
Day 2: Scandinavian Rye Smörgåsbord


Disclosure: I was paid to develop a recipe using Leerdammer cheese. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. What a lovely idea for a light lunch! Looks so fresh and inviting. Delicious!

    1. Thanks Isabella! x

  2. So simple, yet so delicious. The addition of Leerdammer is perfect too!

  3. Yum yum yum! That looks pretty AND tasty x

    1. Thanks Emily! x

  4. These look fab. A great twist on the classic Cheddar & Pickle. I’m a big fan of Leerdammer slices. Convenient and tasty.

    1. Thanks Claire x

  5. Love the photography on this. What a simple yet delicious sandwich 🙂

    1. Thanks Emma x

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