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Cucumber Tea Sandwiches with Chive Butter

These delicate cucumber tea sandwiches with chive butter are the perfect addition to your afternoon tea party
Course: Afternoon Tea,
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Afternoon tea, Tea Sandwiches,
Servings: 4
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Cynthia


Chive Butter

  • 4 ounces butter room temperature, (if using unsalted, add an extra pinch or two of kosher salt)
  • 1 Tablespoon chives finely chopped
  • 1 pinch kosher salt (not table salt as it's too salty)

Cucumber Sandwiches

  • 1/2 English cucumber peeled or scored
  • 6 slices white bread


Chive Compound Butter

  • Blend softened butter with finely chopped chives and a pinch of salt. If using unsalted, check for flavor and add more if necessary.

Cucumber Sandwiches

  • Peel or score the cucumber (see notes). Slice very thinly.
  • Butter each slice of bread and lay cucumbers on 3 slices, slightly overlapping.
  • Top with remaining slices of bread and trim crusts carefully. Cut into fingers or triangle.
  • If desired, butter one edge of each sandwich and cover with finely chopped chives


For this recipe, it's best to use a thin skinned cucumber like an English cucumber. If using a thicker skinned cucumber, you'll want to remove all of the tough peel. Since English cucumbers don't need to be peeled, I like to use a scorer and make decorative stripes in the sides of the cucumber before slicing. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 781IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg