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5 Finger Sandwiches for an Elegant Afternoon Garden Party

Hosting a baby shower or bridal shower, or other fun afternoon party? Finger sandwiches are the perfect menu item – they are easy to eat, low-mess, cute and charming, and always delicious. So prepare your finest tea sets, decorate the tables with fresh flowers, and get ready to prepare easy, but tasty, sandwiches that everyone will love.

1. Cucumber and Mint Tea Sandwiches:

A classic and refreshing choice, cucumber and mint tea sandwiches are a must-have for any garden party. Spread a layer of herbed cream cheese on thinly sliced, crustless bread. Top it with thinly sliced cucumbers and a sprinkle of fresh mint leaves. The cool crunch of cucumber combined with the aromatic freshness of mint will awaken the senses and leave your guests craving more.

2. Smoked Salmon and Dill:

Indulge your guests with the luxurious flavours of smoked salmon and dill. Spread a thin layer of creamy dill-infused cream cheese on slices of pumpernickel bread. Layer the bread with delicate smoked salmon, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a sprinkle of freshly chopped dill. The combination of smoky salmon, zesty citrus, and aromatic dill will elevate your garden party to new heights.

3. Caprese Skewers:

Bring a taste of Italy to your garden party with delightful Caprese skewers. Alternate cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and bite-sized mozzarella balls on wooden skewers. Drizzle them with a balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of sea salt. These vibrant skewers not only look beautiful but also burst with the flavours of summer, making them a perfect addition to your afternoon affair.

4. Curried Chicken Salad:

Add a touch of exotic flair to your finger sandwiches with curried chicken salad. Combine cooked and shredded chicken breast with mayonnaise, a hint of Belle Donne curry powder, finely diced red onions, and a handful of raisins. Spread the mixture on soft, whole wheat bread and garnish with a leaf of butter lettuce. The subtle spiciness of curry, paired with the sweetness of raisins, will transport your guests on a culinary journey they won’t forget.

5. Strawberry and Cream Cheese:

Embrace the sweetness of summer with strawberry and cream cheese finger sandwiches. Smear a layer of cream cheese on slices of fresh white bread. Top it with juicy strawberry slices and a drizzle of honey. The contrasting textures and flavours of creamy cheese, juicy strawberries, and sweet honey will satisfy the sweet tooth of your guests and leave them feeling delightfully refreshed.

From the classic Cucumber and Mint to the luxurious Smoked Salmon and Dill, the vibrant Caprese Skewers to the exotic Curried Chicken Salad, and the sweet Strawberry and Cream Cheese, each sandwich brings its unique character to the table.

So gather your loved ones and enjoy the perfect combination of good company and tasty finger sandwiches. Cheers to a summer filled with elegance, charm, and culinary delights!

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