Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches

  • prep time25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 10

Tea sandwiches with a Bloody Mary attitude.

9 Ratings
Directions for: Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches


1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened

½ cup finely chopped celery (about 1 stalk)

¼ cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, drained and finely chopped

½ Tbsp Cajun seasoning

½ tsp anchovy paste

½ tsp lemon zest

10 slices white sandwich bread

10 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread

40 1/8"-thick plum tomato slices (4 to 5 medium-size plum tomatoes)

2 cups loosely packed baby arugula

Pickled okra or jalapeno, sliced, for garnish, optional


1. Stir together the cream cheese, celery, olives, Cajun seasoning, anchovy paste and lemon zest in a medium bowl until well blended.

2. Place the white bread slices on a work surface, and spread about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture on each slice. Place the wheat bread slices on the work surface; top each with 4 tomato slices in a single layer, and add a few arugula leaves. Place the white bread slices, cream cheese-side down, on the wheat bread slices.

3. Using a serrated knife, remove the crusts from the sandwiches with a gentle sawing motion, and then cut each sandwich into 4 triangular tea sandwiches.

4. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Garnish each tea sandwich with a slice of pickled okra, if desired.

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