Tea Sandwiches

Tea sandwiches somehow transform basic ingredients into a special, tasty, bite-size treat. Whether you have them for lunch or afternoon tea, they are so simple to make and so extraordinarily delectable. The key is to use thinly-sliced bread with crusts removed. We paired cucumber with cream cheese, avocado, and mint, and egg salad with dill and stoneground mustard. You can enjoy them knowing that each serving of four mini-sandwiches costs under $1.

Makes 4 Servings - 90¢ per serving Show Detailed Pricing

  • 8 slices of thin bread, crust removed
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 pinch mint leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon stoneground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch dill (fresh), finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste 

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

  1. Place the eggs in a small pot of cold water. Bring to a simmer and cook about 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water to cool.
  2. While the eggs boil, spread the cream cheese evenly on two slices of bread. Layer on top the cucumber, avocado, and mint. Top each sandwich with another slice of bread. 
  3. Peel the eggs, dice them up, and put them in a bowl. Add about a teaspoon (to taste) of stoneground mustard (spicy or dijon mustard also works), and a teaspoon of mayonnaise. Toss in a pinch of fresh dill, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix the ingredients together until the egg salad is well combined.
  4. Spread the egg salad evenly on two slices of bread. Top with two more pieces of bread.
  5. Press each sandwich lightly together. Slice the sandwiches in half on the diagonal, and then in half again to achieve triangular shapes.

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