Smoked Salmon, Cucumber & Creamy Swiss Tea Sandwiches

Cooking for a Crowd, Recipes, Small Plates & Snacks


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.


Smoked Salmon, Cucumber & Creamy Swiss Tea Sandwiches
Recipe type: Small Plates & Snacks, Cooking for a Crowd
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12 sandwiches
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Top with thinly sliced cucumbers and a piece of smoked salon. Top with remaining slices of bread.
  3. If desired, trim crusts from sandwiches. Cut each sandwich into 2 triangles with a serrated knife and serve immediately.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Laughing Cow®. All thoughts and opinions are my own and in my opinion,  the world would be a better place if we all ate more cheese.

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  • Reply
    Cathy Trochelman
    November 15, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I love fun little bites like this – definitely perfect for parties whether you have a table or not! This flavor combo sounds awesome!

  • Reply
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious
    November 13, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Cute sammies!!

  • Reply
    Des @ Life's Ambrosia
    November 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Laughing Cow Cheese. It is SO great for snack time. I know the whole family would love these!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
    November 12, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    We love laughing cow cheese, my son takes it in his lunch every day. What great little sandwiches!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
    November 12, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    We love laughing cow cheese, my son takes it in his lunch every day. What great little sandwiches!

  • Reply
    Ramona W
    November 12, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I adore tea sandwiches and these sound like a real treat! 🙂 Stumbled your post. 🙂

  • Reply
    Trish - Mom On Timeout
    November 12, 2015 at 10:52 am

    These are my favorite tea sandwiches! I could eat that whole plate!

  • Reply
    eat good 4 life
    November 12, 2015 at 9:15 am

    These look superb. Such and great option with the veggies in it. Love it!

  • Reply
    Amy Stafford
    November 12, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Such a perfectly pretty appetizer. Love it.

  • Reply
    Andi @ The Weary Chef
    November 12, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Oh, I love smoked salmon! And with that creamy cheese.. sounds heaven!

  • Reply
    November 12, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Oh Yum! These look so delicious!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    November 12, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I didn’t know they had spreadable wedges like that! How practical (and delicious!)

  • Reply
    November 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I could eat those Yum!!

  • Reply
    Megan {Country Cleaver}
    November 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I love tea sandwiches – and that cheese on top – definitely!

  • Reply
    November 11, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    These are such perfect little finger foods! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to try these out!

  • Reply
    Heather @ The Nerdy Fox
    November 11, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Yum!! I love laughing cow cheese!

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