Delicious Valentine’s Day Tea Sandwiches
Tea sandwiches are easy, versatile, and delicious. Whether they’re for a baby shower, bridal shower, family get together, or a luncheon with friends, these little snack sized sandwiches are an excellent appetizer or snack. You can make some for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with these easy to follow recipes and suggestions. First you’ll want to decide what kind of bread you want to use. Rye and pumpernickel are great sandwich breads, and also add a unique flavor. You can also buy the mini loaves of bread for tinier, hand held sized sandwiches. Other bread makers sell thinner versions of white and wheat bread especially made for tea sandwiches.
Once you decide on the bread you want to use, it’s time to think about the filling for your sandwich. Egg salad is one of the most popular choices as well as tuna salad. Both are a good, light and delicious choice, but you can also do something a little more adventurous as well. For example, goat cheese and watercress tea sandwiches are an elegant option. They are a combination of fresh goat cheese, watercress leaves, butter, and pecans on cinnamon raisin or whole wheat bread. It’s a healthy and scrumptious way to enjoy a Valentine’s Day get together.
Another great choice to try which is a little bit more exotic is a cucumber mint tea sandwich with a light flavor. Using thinly sliced wheat bread, combine melted butter and fresh mint leaves and spread them on. Then, add thinly sliced cucumbers to the sandwich. Slice, chill and serve for a refreshingly different tea sandwich. Another delicious option is the asparagus and prosciutto ham tea sandwich. For people who enjoy meat, you can experiment with this or chicken pate or smoked salmon. Combining different flavors and textures makes for a truly interesting experience.
If you happen to have a vegetarian that you love, try the herbed Vidalia onion tea sandwich. It’s simple to make and quite delicious. Combine 1/3 cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup of fresh parsley, minced tarragon leaves, and lemon juice. If you like, you can also add a splash of hot sauce for extra flavor. Then, spread the mayonnaise combination onto thinly sliced white bread (you can opt to toast it if you wish). Slice the Vidalia onions rather thin, and then layer them onto the sandwich. It’s sure to please the non-meat eaters in your life, and it makes a lovely Valentine’s Day snack or lunch.