Cucumber Tea Sandwiches made with Dairy-Free Veggie Cream Cheese


There is just something that so fun and irresistible about those little tea sandwiches. I’ve never had them at a tea house, since they typically contain dairy. But my mother-in-law was kind enough to make some dairy-free tea sandwiches during one of our summer visits. She used mayonnaise, to keep it simple. That’s an option, or you can elevate your cucumber tea sandwiches with the veggie-infused, creamy dairy-free cream cheese spread in this recipe.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Recipe with Dairy-Free Veggie Cream Cheese Spread (Plant-Based, Vegan, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free Optional)

Dairy-Free Cucumber Tea Sandwiches fit for a Princess

This recipe was shared with us by the Dole Food Company, as a tribute to Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration. They created several recipes around a royal tea party theme, and as usual, have also created some fun DIY activities.

They use glass slipper cookie cutter, to keep with the theme. But you can use other shapes, the same size or smaller, or simply make the sandwiches and cut them into small bites. Here’s a quick guide to cutting traditional tea sandwich shapes.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Recipe with Dairy-Free Veggie Cream Cheese Spread (Plant-Based, Vegan, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free Optional)

Special Diet Notes: Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches with Dairy-Free Veggie Cream Cheese Spread
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The spread contains just a little creamy cheese alternative to round out the flavor and creamy consistency. But the vegetables and cashews are the flavorful base.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 servings (2/3 cup veggie "cream cheese" spread)
Dairy-Free Veggie Cream Cheese Spread
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • ½ small carrot, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup small cauliflower florets
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 radish, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free cream cheese alternative
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
  • 8 slices 100% whole wheat bread or gluten-free bread
  • ⅙ English cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
Dairy-Free Veggie Cream Cheese Spread
  1. Place the cashews in a small bowl, and cover with hot water, about an inch above the cashews. Let the cashews soak for 30 minutes, and then drain.
  2. Put the cashews, carrot, cauliflower, green onion, radish, cream cheese alternative, and salt in your food processor and pulse until the mixture is mostly smooth or completely smooth, as desired.
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
  1. If desired, cut 16 shapes out of the bread using a roughly 4-inch cookie cutter (use a glass slipper cookie cutter or high heel cookie cutter for the look pictured).
  2. Spread the dairy-free veggie cream cheese mixture on half of the bread pieces. Top with cucumber and the remaining 8 bread pieces.
Spice Things Up! If serving to adults, you can add a dash of ground cayenne or ¼ cup chopped jalapeño peppers to the food processor.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 sandwiches Calories: 156 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 22g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 421mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 6g

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