Afternoon tea just wouldn’t be complete without at least one great English tea sandwich. Among the favorites are delightful cucumber tea sandwiches. Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but these bites also have a cool and refreshing flavor that is perfect for summer when cucumbers are in season. Featuring fresh ingredients, these recipes are an absolute delight with your favorite tea.
Cucumber and Mint Tea Sandwiches
A favorite among tea sandwiches, fresh mint gives these easy cucumber tea sandwiches a summery flavor. They are seasoned with just a hint of lemon and salt and pepper to suit your taste. Try these with Moroccan mint green tea or with iced spearmint or peppermint infusion.
Salmon and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Salmon is an equally popular ingredient for finger sandwiches and it pairs nicely with cucumber. Although this recipe is for regular sandwiches, you can easily modify it to make finger sandwiches. Simply use white bread and less filling. Remove the crust, then cut each full-size sandwich into four small triangles.
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches
Kids adore this simple cucumber finger sandwich recipe, making it a great (and healthy) addition to a kids’ party. The cream cheese adds a soft texture and you can add parsley or chives if you like. Best of all, these can be prepared in advance and chilled overnight.
Cucumber-Dill Tea Sandwiches
As if any of these morsels can get any healthier! These cucumber dill tea sandwiches are filled with good-for-you ingredients. To complement the cucumbers, dill and soft cheese, organic cane sugar, cider vinegar, and dry mustard are added. It’s all spread on rye or whole-wheat bread.
Crisp Vegetable Tea Sandwiches
Switch to wheat bread and slice up some radishes for this delightful finger sandwich. You can change the flavor of these simple sandwiches by varying the herbs you add to the cream cheese. Any favorites will work well alone or in combination.
Cucumber-Avocado Tea Sandwiches
Keeping the ingredients as green as can be, it’s hard not to fall in love with these cucumber-avocado tea sandwiches. Not only do they include the two signature ingredients, but you’ll also find baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, and cream cheese inside.
An afternoon tea menu is light and focuses on finger sandwiches. Marmalade, lemon curds, and herbed butter may also be included. Favorite teas for afternoon tea include black teas like Earl Grey and Assam as well as herbal teas like chamomile and mint.