These easy Benedictine Tea Sandwiches are great for a light lunch or snack. They are creamy and satisfying!
These Benedictine Tea Sandwiches are creamy and flavorful. The benedictine spread goes well with veggies, crackers, and chips.
I could eat it by the spoonful, it's so good! These cucumber tea sandwiches make a nice light snack with some vegan milk tea or some vegan afternoon tea.
Serve them at a bridal shower, baby shower, or a Mother's day brunch. They would also work well for a child's lunch.
I learned about benedictine spread when I saw Damaris Phillips on the Food Network make benedictine sandwiches a while back. I think she was making them for a Kentucky Derby party. I knew I had to veganize them.
Some versions of benedictine spread include green food coloring. I prefer it without. It has a slight green color by itself.
Another sandwich recipe to try is my Vegan Pesto Focaccia Sandwich.
- English cucumber: I used an English cucumber because they don't have large seeds and aren't as bitter. If you use a regular cucumber, make sure to get all the seeds out or they'll add liquid to your spread!
- Vegan cream cheese: Adds a creamy tangy flavor.
- Vegan mayonnaise: Adds a creamy sour flavor.
- Onion: Adds a sweet pungent flavor. I used yellow onion, but you could use white onion or red onion.
- Salt and pepper: Enhances the other flavors and adds flavor.
- Bread: I used my favorite gluten-free bread. Use your favorite soft squishy bread.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
Changing the recipe will change the traditional Benedictine recipe, but that's what's fun about cooking!
- Fresh herbs: fresh dill, parsley, tarragon, chives
- Thinly sliced cucumbers layered on
- Green onion
- Vegan butter
- Vegan herbed cream cheese
- Avocado, tofu, or chickpeas mashed in the spread
- Lemon juice
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Step 1: Peel and grate the cucumber. Then place the grated cucumber in a clean kitchen towel.
Step 2: Over a large bowl or the sink, squeeze as much liquid out as possible, letting the excess cucumber juice drain off. If you don't get the excess liquid out, you'll have a liquidy spread.
Step 3: In a food processor, combine strained cucumber, vegan cream cheese, vegan mayo, chopped onion, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
Step 4: Toast bread, if desired. Cut the crusts off the toast with a sharp knife and slice into desired shape. Spread the vegan cream cheese mixture on the toast.
The benedictine spread will last about 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. I suggest making the vegan tea sandwiches right before serving, but if you want to make them ahead of time you could make them a day beforehand.
In addition to vegan cucumber tea sandwiches, you can use the spread as a dip.
- Cucumber slices
- Carrot sticks
- Celery sticks
- Sliced red bell pepper
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Soft white bread works best. For these vegan gluten-free tea sandwiches, I used a gluten-free sourdough loaf of bread.
Before finding out I had a corn intolerance, I loved Northern Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread because of how soft and squishy it was. For those of you who are gluten intolerant, I recommend Northern Bakehouse.
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I originally posted this recipe on Oct. 2, 2015. I added new photos and text when I republished it.
Benedictine Tea Sandwiches
- Peel and grate cucumber. Squeeze as much liquid out as possible - either in a cheesecloth, clean kitchen towel or a fine mesh strainer. Otherwise you will have a very liquidy spread!
- In a food processor, combine strained cucumber, vegan cream cheese, vegan mayo, chopped onion, salt and pepper. Mix until well blended.
- Lightly toast bread (optional). Cut crusts off the bread and slice in whatever shape you like. Spread a generous amount of Benedictine spread on. Top with another slice of bread and serve.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.