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Buttered Radish Tea Sandwiches Recipe


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This simple tea sandwich recipe is best in spring, when the radishes are fresh and sweet.

Lindsey Goodwin
This classic tea sandwich recipe can be prepared on short notice for a last-minute afternoon tea party or afternoon snack.

If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy this Radish & Goat Cheese Tea Sandwich Recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 20 finger sandwiches


  • 1 small bunch small red radishes
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • (Optional) 1/4 cup chopped, fresh mint leaves
  • 8-10 thin slices loaf white bread
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. Wash the radishes and slice them thin, holding the stems for a good grip as you slice.
  2. Place the sliced radishes in a bowl or colander and lightly coat them with salt.
  3. Let the radishes sit for about 10 minutes, then rinse and drain them. (Don't skip these steps. Salting the radishes will soften their texture and flavor.)
  4. For every two slices of bread, spread both slices of bread evenly with a thin layer of butter.
  5. Cover one side of the sandwich with sliced radishes.
  6. Season with pepper.
  7. Put the slices together, cut off the crusts and slice the sandwich diagonally two times to create four triangle finger sandwiches.

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