Last week, I was asked to help make some food for a tea party themed event. Cute little finger sandwiches were a must! I usually just stick to sweets and dough, so this recipe is something new for this site. These Veggie Finger Sandwiches are so simple and easy to make and they would be perfect to serve at a party like a baby shower, or afternoon tea. If you like this recipe, you will also want to check out my Mini Cucumber Dill Sandwiches.
While I used this cream cheese spread for sandwiches, you could also use this as a spread on a Homemade Bagel in the morning!
Mini Veggie Sandwiches
- 16 oz Cream Cheese
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Celery Stalk
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
- 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon White Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 loaf of bread
1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is kinda whipped. You may want to let the cream cheese sit out for a few minutes so that it is softer. It will make it much easier to stir later.
2. While beating the cream cheese, add in the ground white pepper, onion powder, and salt.
3. For my veggie sandwiches, I chopped or minced the cucumber, bell pepper, and carrot into small pieces. How big you leave the pieces really depends on your preferences… I was using the cream cheese to make very small finger sandwiches so I tried to keep the veggie pieces small so that they were easier to spread.
4. Fold the chopped veggies into the cream cheese until they are evenly dispersed. Set aside.
5. With the loaf of bread, you will want to cut the slices into smaller pieces. I was making my sandwiches into heart shapes. I was able to get 4 hearts (two sandwiches) out of a single slice of bread. Cut the bread in to whatever shapes you want. Triangles or rectangles are probably the easiest Just cut off the crust and cut into shapes!
6. Spread cream cheese on one side of the cut bread shape and top with another piece of bread to make a cute little sandwich.
7. Keep sandwiches refrigerated in an air tight container until ready to serve. At most, I would say make them a few hours before your event or the bread make become soggy. You can make the cream cheese spread the night before or the day of. If you make the spread the night before, you will want to let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before you try to spread it on the bread.