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Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Top Ten Cucumber Tea Sandwich Recipes

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A full afternoon tea just wouldn't be complete without at least one great tea sandwich recipe. Cucumber tea sandwiches are a classic type of English tea sandwich. Explore variations on cukes-and-bread with these cucumber tea sandwich recipes, including recipes for cucumber-mint finger sandwiches, cucumber-dill tea sandwiches and more.

Classic Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Recipe

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Lindsey Goodwin

These classic cucumber tea sandwiches are a very traditional afternoon tea treat. The recipe can be made with herbed butter or regular butter. The English cucumber soaked in white wine vinegar gives them a lightly tart flavor.

Cucumber & Mint Tea Sandwiches Recipe

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Lindsey Goodwin

Fresh mint gives these easy cucumber tea sandwiches a more summery flavor. Try them with Moroccan Mint green tea or with an iced spearmint or peppermint infusion.

Cucumber & Tarragon Butter Tea Sandwiches Recipe

Fresh tarragon and chervil give this cucumber tea sandwich recipe more dimension and complexity. While most cucumber finger sandwiches are made with white bread, this recipe calls for whole wheat bread.

Salmon & Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Recipe

This recipe puts two popular finger sandwich ingredients (salmon and cucumber) between two slices of bread. Although this recipe is for salmon and cucumber sandwiches, you can easily modify it to make finger sandwiches by using white bread, using less sandwich filling, removing the bread's crusts and cutting each full-size sandwich into four small triangles.

Cucumber & Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches Recipe

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Lindsey Goodwin

Kids adore this simple cucumber finger sandwich recipe. It can be prepared in advance and chilled overnight for later consumption, making it a great kids' party finger sandwich recipe. If you like this recipe, be sure to try this Cucumber & Cream Cheese Tea Sandwich Recipe from About.com Entertaining.

Recipe for Cucumber-Dill Tea Sandwiches with Creme Fraiche

These delightful open-faced finger sandwiches from Gourmet Girl are made with fresh dill, creme fraiche, white pepper and garlic powder.

Healthy Cucumber-Dill Tea Sandwiches Recipe

This cucumber-dill tea sandwich recipe from Organic Authority features fresh dill, seedless Japanese cucumbers, dry mustard and whole wheat bread.

Olive-Cucumber Tea Sandwich Recipe

Stuffed olives and Worcestershire sauce set this open-faced cucumber tea sandwich recipe apart from your more classic, English-style cucumber tea sandwiches.

Cuke-With-a-Kick Finger Sandwiches Recipe

Red horseradish root is the secret ingredient in this spicy cucumber-dill finger sandwich recipe from The Food Network.

Veggie Cream Cheese Tea Sandwich Recipe

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Lindsey Goodwin

This versatile tea sandwich recipe can be prepared will all kinds of vegetables -- cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, watercress, carrots, you name it! A high ratio of English cucumbers to other vegetables gives the veggie cream cheese a lighter flavor.

This recipe is immensely popular with kids!

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