The cucumber tea sandwich is a classic, but there are so many variations that you’ll never grow tired of this tasty treat! Try these great cucumber tea sandwich recipes for a satisfying snack at your next brunch or tea party.
One of the best tricks for making a cucumber tea sandwich is using very thin slices of cucumber. To achieve this, use a vegetable peeler instead of a knife!
Goat Cheese and Cucumber Tea Sandwich
8 oz. soft goat cheese (softened, room temperature)
3 tbs. parsley (finely chopped)
2 tbs. tarragon (finely chopped)
2 tbs. fresh chives (finely chopped)
1 tsp. lemon zest
dash of black pepper
24 slices cucumber (sliced very thinly)
1 bunch watercress
Combine goat cheese with parsley, tarragon, chives, lemon zest, and pepper into a zip lock baggy and squeeze until well mixed. Use a cookie cutter to cut out pieces of whole wheat, rye, or white bread. Snip a corner of the bag and squeeze a dollop of filling onto each slice of bread. Top with cucumber slice, pressing filling down, then garnish with a sprig of watercress.
Cucumber, Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwich with Horseradish Butter
½ cup butter (room temperature)
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 tsp fresh chives
1 tsp fresh dill
dash of salt
cucumber, sliced very thinly
4 ounces smoked salmon (or lox) sliced very thinly
Cut the crusts off 8 slices of bread. Combine the butter with horseradish, chives, dill, and salt. Mix well, and then spread onto each slice of bread. Place one ounce of salmon on 4 of the bread slices. Top salmon with cucumber and then another slice of bread. Press firmly together and then cut each sandwich into 4 squares or triangles.