Assemble smoked salmon and cucumber tea sandwiches with The Laughing Cow® Creamy Swiss, Garlic & Herb cheese wedges on thinly sliced bread for last-minute entertaining fare.
It’s well-documented that I love to throw parties. As much as I love to have friends over, my apartment has a fatal flaw: I don’t have a dining table. My apartment is spacious enough for one person, but until I’m ready to move into a bigger place, there are a few things that will have to wait, seated dinner parties being among them. Luckily, there is no better way to get a gathering started than to open a bottle of wine and serve some hors-d’oeuvres.
I love serving small bites rather than a big main course — people love to nosh and sample different tastes. The only problem is that the word “hors-d’oeuvres” is a little stuffy. It calls to mind catering waiters passing canapés around a black tie gala. The alternatives, though, just aren’t much better: “appetizers” makes me think of fried onion rings and pub fare and “snacks” just doesn’t do justice to the tea sandwiches we’re going to talk about here. Snacks are usually quick and casual, no-frills and fuss-free.
That is, unless we reinvent snacking.
The Laughing Cow is a delicious, creamy cheese with endless snack possibilities. With eight spreadable wedges per box, The Laughing Cow offers a simple snacking solution that will satisfy at any time of the day. While the cheese pairs equally well with breakfast, lunch and dinner, I’m partial to the delicious taste and texture it lends to snacks. The Laughing Cow, available in eight flavors, makes it possible to elevate the snacks we eat every day to the kind of small bites we’d serve on girls night, over tea with your parents, or in this case, as the perfect beginning to a delicious brunch.
These tea sandwiches are perfectly layered between thinly sliced wheat bread, but you could use white or pumpernickel depending on your preference. If you can’t find thinly sliced bread at the bakery aisle in your market, you could also use cocktail bread, which is usually up by the deli counter. Salty smoked salmon is a nice contrast to the crisp, clean cucumbers, but it’s The Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss, Garlic & Herb cheese wedges that bind them all together.
- 12 slices thinly sliced white or whole wheat bread
- 6 wedges of The Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss, Garlic and Herb cheese
- 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced (I used my spiralizer and cut the slices to fit the bread)
- 4 ounces smoked salmon
- Place bread slices on a flat surface and spread six pieces with The Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss, Garlic and Herb cheese -- use one wedge per sandwich.
- Top with thinly sliced cucumbers and a piece of smoked salon. Top with remaining slices of bread.
- If desired, trim crusts from sandwiches. Cut each sandwich into 2 triangles with a serrated knife and serve immediately.