Gluten-Free Herbed Tomato & Cucumber Tea Sandwich Recipe
This Herbed Tomato and Cucumber Tea Sandwich Recipe is easy to make Gluten-Full or Gluten-Free! Not only are these sandwiches pleasing to look at, but they are deliciously fresh with juicy heirloom tomatoes and hearty with an herbed cream cheese spread.
Transition from summer to fall with beautiful changing colors and an easy recipe for entertaining guests or an out-of-the-ordinary treat to enjoy alone with your afternoon tea.
Gluten-Free Herbed Tomato & Cucumber Tea Sandwich
Prep Time: 15 min.
Assembly Time: 15 min.
Makes 8 – 10 sandwiches
- 2 ounces (½ stick) butter, softened
- 2 ounces (¼ block) cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 4 tsp. dry chives
- ¾ tsp. dry tarragon
- ¾ tsp. dry basil
- ¼ tsp. kosher salt
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 8 – 10 slices white bread (for Gluten-Free, we recommend Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White Bread)
- 2 – 3 heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 cucumber, cut into 1/8-inch slices
- Combine softened butter and cream cheese in a bowl until smooth.
- Add the parmesan, herbs, salt, and pepper and mix until completely combined.
- Spread two slices of bread with the herbed cream cheese.
- Cover one piece of bread with slices of cucumber, then cover the cucumber with 2 – 3 slices of tomato.
- Close the sandwich with second slice of bread.
- Trim the crusts and slice into 2 rectangles with a bread knife. Repeat until the desired number of sandwiches are made.
- Serve immediately.
- Freshly chopped herbs can be substituted for the dry herbs. Use 2 Tbsp. fresh chives; 1 1/2 tsp. fresh tarragon; and 1 1/2 tsp. fresh basil or adjust amounts to your personal taste.
- No cream cheese on hand? Use 2 more ounces of butter + 1/8 tsp. salt to substitute.
- Don’t assemble too far ahead of time or the juice from the tomato will soak into the bread.
We recommend you serve this afternoon tea recipe with the following loose leaf teas.