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canapés and finger sandwiches

Small Bites for Tea Time

5 from 1 vote
Tea sandwich, canapé, finger sandwich — any way you slice it, these small bites for tea time (or cocktail hour) are easy to assemble with a handful of items from Trader Joe’s! Four different recipes to choose from!
Course: Appetizer, Sandwich
Keyword: Brunch, Holidays, Party Food
Author: Sip + Sanity | Linda Feller


Chickpeas with Avocado-Goat Cheese Spread (Makes 8)

  • 1 pita bread sliced into 8 wedges
  • 6 tbsp TJ's Greek Chickpeas with Parsley & Cumin smashed with a fork
  • 1/4 avocado diced
  • 3 tbsp TJ's Goat's Milk Creamy Cheese (or soft goat cheese)
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 3-4 TJ's Heavenly Village Marzano Tomatoes (or grape tomatoes), sliced thin
  • kosher salt + fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley chopped

Zucchini + Yellowfin Tea Sandwiches (Makes 6)

  • 2 baby zucchini made into ribbons with vegetable peeler
  • 1/4 lemon
  • extra virgini olive oil
  • kosher salt + fresh cracked black pepper
  • TJ's Goat's Milk Creamy Cheese
  • 3/4 can TJ's Light Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil drained on paper towels
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread crusts removed, then cut in half

Smoked Trout Latkes (Makes 4)

  • 4 TJ's Traditional Latkes cooked per package directions
  • tbsp sour cream (or creme fraiche)
  • TJ's Smoked Rainbow Trout (or smoked salmon), flaked + bones removed
  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp capers drained

Toasted Cheese Crumpet with Pickled Radish (Makes 9)

  • 1/4 cup radish julienned
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (I used white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 TJ's British Style Crumpets
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • dijon mustard
  • 2 slices TJ's Havarti Cheese


Chickpeas with Avocado-Goat Cheese Spread

  • Toast the pita wedges until just crispy. Mash together avocado and goat cheese with a squeeze of lemon and season with salt + pepper. Spread the avocado mash onto pita wedges. Top with a spoonful of smashed chickpeas, then a couple slices of tomato. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Zucchini + Yellowfin Tea Sandwiches

  • In a small bowl, toss the zucchin ribbons with the juice of 1/4 lemon, a drizzle extra virgin olive oil and salt + pepper. Lay the slices of bread out in pairs. On one slice, spread goat cheese. On the other slice, layer zuchinni ribbons. Repeat for each pair using all the zucchini. Add tuna on top of the zucchini then drizzle with a little vinaigrette from the zucchni bowl. Top that with the goat cheese covered slice of bread.

Smoked Trout Latkes

  • Top each latke with a dollop of sour cream. Add flaked smoked trout to each. Garnish with 3 or 4 capers and fresh parsley.

Toasted Cheese Crumpet with Pickled Radish

  • In a small bowl, stir together vinegar, water, salt + sugar until they dissolove. Add the julienned radish and combine. Using a 1.5" round cutter, cut 3 circles from each crumpet. Do the same with the havarti getting 5 circles from each slice. Melt butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Toast the crumpets in butter, flat side up, then flip. Apply a little Dijon to the top of each, then a slice of havarti. Cover the skillet for a minute to help melt the havarti. Remove from the pan and top each with pickled radish.