Afternoon Tea Sandwiches

Finger Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea

From smoked salmon to sliced cucumber, these tea sandwich recipes are some of the most popular types of finger sandwiches served at afternoon tea parties.

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    An image of Cucumber & Cream Cheese Finger Sandwiches.
    These cucumber tea sandwiches are incredible easy to make. Lindsey Goodwin

    In this collection of cucumber tea sandwich recipes, you'll find recipes for cucumber-mint finger sandwiches, herbed butter-cucumber tea sandwiches, salmon and cucumber sandwiches and more.

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    An image of Simple Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches.
    A bit of mustard, dill and parsley give these egg salad finger sandwiches a mild flavor. Lindsey Goodwin

    The watercress-egg salad recipe linked above is similar to a type of egg salad sandwich served at Harrods in London (where it is also known as an "egg and cress" tea sandwich). There are many other variations on egg salad sandwiches (or "creamed egg sandwiches" as they are sometimes called in England), such as dill egg salad finger sandwiches (pictured here) and healthy egg salad tea sandwiches.

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    Smoked Salmon Finger Sandwich Recipe

    An image of Smoked Salmon Herbed Butter Finger Sandwiches.
    Herbed butter gives these finger sandwiches a memorable flavor that's great for afternoon tea parties. Lindsey Goodwin

    The smoked salmon tea sandich recipe above is made with dill and horseradish. Other variations include salmon and herbed butter tea sandwiches (pictured here) and smoked salmon and cream cheese tea sandwiches

    Although pumpernickel is very traditional for smoked salmon finger sandwiches, you can also use whole wheat bread or other types of bread if you'd prefer.

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    Chicken Salad Finger Sandwich Recipe

    Chicken salad tea sandwich recipes, such as the sesame chicken tea sandwich recipe linked above, are a very popular type of finger sandwich in America. You can modify most chicken salad sandwich recipes to make them into delicious chicken salad tea sandwiches.

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  • 05 of 06
    Cheese & Pickle Tea Sandwiches
    This recipe used cornichons, mountain cheese and a bit of hummus. Experiment with different ingredients to find what you like best. Sonja Beyland

    This variation on a classic Ploughman's Lunch sandwich is easy to make for a crowd. It pairs well with bold British teas.

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    Goat Cheese & Tapenade Tea Sandwiches
    Serve goat cheese & tapenade tea sandwiches on a grainy bread or sliced baguette. Martin Schröder

    These tasty tea sandwiches are ideal for a French- or Middle Eastern-inspired afternoon tea.