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vegetable tea sandwiches

Recipe by
Eileen Hineline
Coolidge, AZ

When it is too hot to cook and you want something simple and easy this recipe(adapted from Southern Living)hits the spot, great as an appetizer or snack or a lite lunch pared with a garden salad. Delicious.

yield 20 if eating 1 each
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For vegetable tea sandwiches

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 6 carrot sticks
  • 4 celery sticks
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 2 8-ounce packages 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened (also called neufchatel)
  • 2 tbsp nonfat, plain greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 20 thin rye bread slices

How To Make vegetable tea sandwiches

  • 1
    Peel and seed cucumber. Dice cucumber, red pepper, carrots, and celery very finely.
  • 2
    Combine first nine ingredients in large bowl, stirring until well blended. Salt and pepper to taste. Spread mixture on half the bread slices, topping with the other half. Cut how you like.
  • 3
    The veggie measurements are approximate; you can feel free to throw whatever you like in there. I actually think it would be good with pecans or some other kind of nut to give it extra crunch.
  • 4
    **** I love the idea of small shrimp with diced chicken together on top of everything.