I love tea sandwiches- small, bite-size, dainty and perfect for tea…As a play on an old favorite (cucumber tea sandwiches), I love the idea of creating full size Zucchini Tea Sandwiches! It couldn’t be easier or quicker to cut zucchini into thin ribbons, layer them on toasty bread with cream cheese, and drizzle them with really good olive oil. These are great for a very quick lunch, but would be beautiful to serve to a crowd on a wooden cutting board 😊
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
What (your ingredients):
2 pieces whole wheat oat bread (or your favorite bread)
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 small zucchini
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil, to serve
How (your directions):
Toast bread to desired doneness. Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler, slice zucchini into long, thin ribbons.
Once bread is toasted, spread one tablespoon of cream cheese (regular or vegan) onto each slice.
Layer the zucchini ribbons lengthwise across each slice. Trim off crust (and eat!), then serve Zucchini Tea Sandwiches on a wooden cutting board.
Season with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Why (the science): Zucchini is rich in flavonoids, which means it can help slow down aging processes by neutralizing the damaging effects of free radicals.