Herbed Goat Cheese and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
30 minutes or fewer The cucumber sandwich is the aristocrat of the tea table: cool, gracious and proper. Here, its given a modern and flavorful twist with herbed goat cheese. Makes 24.
8 thin slices whole wheat bread
8 oz. soft goat cheese, room temperature
3 Tbs. finely chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh tarragon
2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh chives
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
24 thin slices English (seedless) cucumber
1 bunch watercress
- Using 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, cut 24 circles from bread slices.
- Place goat cheese, parsley, tarragon, chives, lemon zest and pepper in large, resealable plastic bag. Close bag, and squeeze ingredients until well combined.
- Snip one corner of bag. Squeeze dollops of goat cheese mixture onto bread circles. Press cucumber slices into cheese, and top with sprigs of watercress.