10 Delicious Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

A refreshing bite perfect for summer afternoon tea

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.

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    Cucumber and Mint Tea Sandwiches

    Cooling cucumber and refreshing mint make an easy no-cook recipe for finger sandwiches

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    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 an iced spearmint or peppermint infusion.

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    Salmon and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

    Triangular salmon and cucumber sandwiches, stacked on a skewer

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    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.

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    Cucumber and Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches

    Cucumber and cream cheese on toast

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    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.

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    Cucumber Tea Sandwiches With Dill and Creme Fraiche

    Cream cheese, cucumber, and watercress sandwhich

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    These delightful open-faced finger sandwiches are made with fresh dill, creme fraiche, white pepper, and garlic powder. They have a snappy-fresh taste and are sure to please your guests.

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    Cucumber-Dill Tea Sandwiches

    Cucumber dill tea sandwich, a delectable morsel

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    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.

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    Crisp Vegetable Tea Sandwiches

    Healthy vegetarian cucumber finger sandwiches with roasted red pepper hummus, radishes, pea shoots, and avocado

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    Switch to wheat bread and slice up some radishes for this delightful finger sandwich. You can also choose your favorite herbs, such as parsley, basil, tarragon, and mint to complement the cream cheese.

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    Cucumber-Avocado Tea Sandwiches

    Cucumber and avocado sandwich for afternoon tea

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    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.

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    Olive-Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

    Cucumber and olive sandwich with cream cheese and herbs

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    Stuffed olives and Worcestershire sauce set this open-faced recipe apart from your more classic, English-style cucumber tea sandwiches. The flavor has a wonderful zing, which is helped along by paprika, garlic, onion, and a hint of vinegar.

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    Veggie Cream Cheese Tea Sandwich

    Veggie cream cheese finger sandwhiches served with tea

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    This versatile tea sandwich recipe can be prepared will all kinds of vegetables. It's immensely popular with kids, too.

    Choose any combination of bell peppers, onions, watercress, carrots, and spinach. Add more English cucumbers than the other vegetables to give the veggie cream cheese a lighter flavor.

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    Cucumber and Fresh Herb Tramezzini

    Tramezzini, mini cucumber sandwiches

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    Tramezzini are Italian finger sandwiches and they're a fun, easy alternative to the British variety. The key to making this one fabulous is to use homemade mayonnaise. From there, you'll simply add cucumber, chives, dill, and a pinch of salt.