Bread-less Spring Tea Sandwiches

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches

Spring has sprung. It’s the season for brunches, bridal showers, graduation parties and of course, all the lighter snack bites that come with it. It’s a beautiful time of year to connect with friends and family and explore fresh new food ideas. If you’re hosting a party or taking a dish to a potluck, these healthy tea sandwiches are a breeze to put together using your KitchenAid® Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer.

Unlike traditional tea (or finger) sandwiches, these don’t have any bread. As a registered dietitian, I’m always looking for easy ways to add more vegetables to the table, so I swapped the bread for veggies. These little finger sandwiches are gluten-free, fun, healthy and adorable to plate up.

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches

These Cucumber White Bean Stacks have many of the elements of a traditional white bean salad tucked into the convenience of a finger sandwich. Packed with protein and fiber, these Cucumber White Bean Stacks will keep your guests feeling satisfied.

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches

To get started, attach the KitchenAid® Food Processor Attachment to the hub of your Stand Mixer. The ExactSlice™ System lets you choose how thick or thin you want your sliced vegetables to be. Simply slide the lever to the left for thinner veggies or the right for a thicker slice.

I recommend selecting long, slender cucumbers, which fit in the chute perfectly. One of these cucumbers could easily make 20 stacks.

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches

Slice the cucumbers. Leave the peel on to hold everything together and to display that gorgeous green color. Slice cucumbers as thick or thin as you’d like.

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches

To make the white bean spread, I pureed white beans with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, lemon juice, fresh chives, salt and pepper using the KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender.

Assemble your Cucumber White Bean Stacks by spreading the white bean mixture in between two cucumber slices cucumbers and stacking to your desired height.

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches

The second type of tea sandwich you can make are these Sweet Beet, Goat Cheese & Walnut Sandwiches. These bites are sweet, savory and crunchy. For variety, try red or gold beets or a mix of the two.

To get started, wash and peel the beets. For a fun aesthetic, I trimmed the round beet into a rectangular shape with a square slice.

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches

Slice the beets using your Food Processor Attachment. Use the food pusher to hold the beet in place and guide it through the chute with ease. This step helps ensure even slices.

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches

Because the beets will be served raw, adjust the lever to achieve the thinnest possible slice. Then start the mixer and slice away!

In a small bowl, mix softened goat cheese with your favorite fresh chopped herbs to make your spread. Basil, chervil or tarragon all work well. Set aside.

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches

To assemble, simply add a dollop of the goat cheese and herb mixture to a beet slice. Top with a second beet slice. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chopped toasted walnuts and cracked black pepper. Then, plate your sandwiches, serve, and enjoy!

As you can see, the Food Processor Attachment helps you create paper thin fruit and vegetable slices or thicker slices to make pickles, salad slices or vegetable chips that stand up to hearty dips and more. The options are only limited by your creativity.

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Bread-less Spring Tea Sandwiches

Each recipe makes approximately 4-6 servings

INGREDIENTS

For the white bean cucumber stacks

1-2 slender cucumbers
1½ cups white beans (1-15 oz. can, rinsed and drained)
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Fresh herbs (chives, rosemary, parsley, basil or your favorite) to taste
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Kosher salt to taste

For the beet, goat cheese & walnut sandwiches

3 medium beets, peeled
4 ounces goat cheese, softened at room temperature
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
Honey to taste
Cracked black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

For the white bean cucumber stacks

Attach your KitchenAid® Food Processor Attachment to your Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer. Using the ExactSlice™ System, select your desired slice thickness by sliding the lever on the outside of the attachment. With the peel on, slice the cucumber into slices.

Puree the remaining ingredients in your KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender until smooth. (If you’re running low on time, you can use a high quality prepared hummus or white bean dip.)

To assemble the stacks, add a dollop of the white bean puree to a cucumber slice, top with another slice and more bean puree, and finish with another cucumber slice. Arrange the stacks on a serving platter. Drizzle with oil and garnish with fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation.

For the beet, goat cheese & walnut sandwiches

Mix the goat cheese with the fresh basil. Set aside.

Trim beets to fit the Food Processor Attachment chute (I trimmed mine so they would result in square slices). Slide the slicing level all the way to the left to produce very thin slices.

To assemble the sandwiches, add a small dollop of the goat cheese mixture (about 1 teaspoon) to a beet slice. Top with a second beet slice. Arrange the sandwiches on a serving platter. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with the walnuts and cracked black pepper.

Breadless Spring Tea Sandwiches Recipe

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