Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches

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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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    Salmon and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

    Salmon Cucumber Sandwiches

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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 Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches

    The Spruce / Loren Runion

    Kids adore this simple cucumber finger sandwich recipe, making it a great 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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    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 with Cucumbers and Herbs
    Tramezzini with Cucumbers and Herbs. Grilled Cheese Social

    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.

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    Cucumber and Mint Tea Sandwiches

    Cucumber mint sandwich

    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.