Easy Afternoon Tea Sandwich Recipes
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Looking for some great and inspiring afternoon tea sandwich recipes? Congratulations on coming to the right place. Below are the top 4 easy afternoon tea sandwich recipes worth trying at home.

Creamy Goats Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich

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Creamy goats cheese and roasted red pepper sandwiches are not only delicious but also quite filling and healthy. Below is a recipe to make twenty sandwiches.

What You Will Need:

  • An oven.
  • A roasting tin or baking tray.
  • A small plastic food bag.
  • A food processor or pestle and mortar.
  • A small bowl.
  • A sandwich knife.


  • 4 slices of gluten-free brown bread.
  • A drizzle olive oil.
  • 2 tbs cream cheese.
  • 2 tbs soft, rindless goat cheese.
  • 1 red pepper.
  • A Pinch of freshly ground black pepper.
  • A handful of shelled walnuts.


  • First, preheat the oven to 374 °C Fahrenheit.
  • Next, place the pepper on the roasting tin or baking tray and drizzle with a little olive oil, making sure to rub the oil all over the pepper.
  • Then cook until starting to char or well browned (the cooking process should take around 20 minutes).
  • After that, place in the plastic food bag, seal and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, grind the walnuts to a fine crumb texture, using your food processor or pestle and mortar.
  • Thereafter, mix your cheeses in the bowl and season with pepper.
  • After that, spread the mixture over two slices of the gluten-free bread, making sure to reserve a teaspoonful.
  • Now, take the pepper out of the bag and peel off the skin carefully.
  • Next, slice into strips and place on top of the cheeses before adding the remaining slices of bread.
  • After that, cut each sandwich into triangles before spreading one edge with the cheese mixture you reserved.
  • Then, dip the edge into the walnuts, pressing gently so that they stick.
  • Finally, add a chopped walnut crust for an extra special finishing touch before serving.


Creamy Egg & Cress Sandwiches

You can prep and make delicious creamy egg & cress sandwiches at home in 20 minutes. To do so, consider the following recipe, which makes 10 sandwiches; 

What You Will Need:

  • A pan of water.
  • Running water.
  • A heating source.
  • A toaster.
  • A tray.
  • A sandwich knife.
  • A flat board.


  • 20 eggs.
  • 22 lbs butter.
  • 30 slices of gluten-free brown bread(1 and 1/2 loaf of bread).
  • 300 ml mayonnaise.
  • 3 cartons of cress.
  • 20 slices of tomato or a lettuce leaf.
  • 10 slices of cheese or ham.
  • crisps, to serve


  • Bring the pan of water to a boil.
  • Next, deep in the eggs carefully and cook for 6 mins.
  • After that, remove eggs and cool under running water until you can comfortably peel them.
  • Now peel eggs and leave to cool.
  • After that, chop or mash eggs, then mix with 22 ml mayonnaise and some seasoning(optional).
  • Next, apply butter on your bread slices and toast.
  • Thereafter, lay one slice of bread on the board and spread enough mashed eggs before scattering sufficient cress over it.
  • Then add cheese, lettuce, and tomato (or whichever combination you prefer).
  • Thereafter, place the second slice of toasted bread on top and gently spread some of the remaining mayonnaise on it.
  • After that, cut the crusts off(optional), then cut the sandwich into four quarters gently while being careful not to squash out the contents sandwiched in between.
  • Repeat the same steps with the remaining slices of bread.
  • Serve with tea.


Lemony Cucumber & Prawn Sandwiches

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Lemony cucumber & prawn sandwiches are a melt in your mouth afternoon tea snacks. Plus, they are very easy to make at home, not to mention that you don’t require too many kitchen tools or appliances for them. A 5-6 cm round cutter is enough is what you need to make some delicious sandwiches to compliment your afternoon tea. Here is a recipe to make three lemony cucumber & prawn sandwiches;

What You Will Need:

  • A round cutter.
  • A bowl.


  • 1/2 cucumber sliced into thin pieces.
  • 6 slices of wholemeal bread.
  • 6 large cooked prawns, halved for topping.
  • Zest derived from 1 lemon.
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise.
  • Butter


  • Lightly spread butter on your bread slices.
  • Next, cover the buttered slices with a layer of thinly sliced cucumber.
  • After that, use the round cutter to stamp out 12 circles.
  • Then, mix together the mayonnaise with the lemon zest in the bowl.
  • Finally, top each circle with 1 halved cooked prawn and a blob of the lemony mayonnaise and serve with tea.


Tarragon Turkey Salad Sandwich

Tarragon Turkey salad sandwich is popular, melt in your mouth afternoon tea accompaniment. This sandwich variety whose roots can be traced all the way back to Turkey is quite easy to prepare at home since it requires only readily available ingredients and basic kitchen tools. The following recipe will make tarragon Turkey salad sandwiches that serves 4-6 individuals. 

What You Will Need:

  • A mixing bowl.
  • A serrated knife.


  • 8 slices of frozen, sandwich bread.
  • 4 large, roughly-chopped, sprigs of tarragon.
  • 1/2 cup smoked roughly-chopped almonds.
  • 1 large, finely chopped, shallot.
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper.
  • 6 tbsp olive oil mayonnaise.
  • 1 and 1/2 cups finely-chopped, roasted turkey.


  • First off, mix mayonnaise, almonds, roasted turkey slices, tarragon, pepper, and shallot in a mixing bowl.
  • Next, divide the filling into 4 portions.
  • After that, put 4 slices of bread on your work surface.
  • Thereafter, spread one portion of the filling evenly atop each of the 4 slices of bread, filling in the edges.
  • Next, place another slice of bread on the filling and use your serrated knife to remove the crusts.
  • Finally, cut the large sandwich into three equal finger-sized pieces and enjoy.

If you are looking for a convenient way to source grocery and ingredients for any recipe, a meal delivery service is a way to go. You can find out more about the best options here. Creamy goats cheese & roasted red pepper, creamy egg & cress, lemony cucumber & prawn, as well as tarragon Turkey salad, are some of the easiest afternoon sandwiches to make at home. Each sandwich requires readily available ingredients and basic kitchen appliances and/or equipment to make. Use the recipes above to try out these yummy afternoon tea accompaniments. 

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Written by Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard, a LA native, is one of Dine Magazine's writers with a focus on food, wellness, and parenting . When she's not busy being a mom she focuses her time on writing and taking long hikes.

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