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Lindsay® Olive Tea Sandwiches

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"A bright, and attractive tea sandwich spread easily prepared in just minutes for an impressive and delicious appetizer. Lindsay® black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and basil are combined, then spread with light cream cheese on sandwich bread and chilled while you await your guests' arrival."

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Original recipe makes 12 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except bread and cream cheese; mix well. Cover; chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours before assembling sandwiches. Cut crusts from bread forming 4-inch squares; reserve crusts for another use. Spread cream cheese over bread. Spread olive mixture over 6 slices bread; close sandwiches with remaining bread, pressing lightly. Cut diagonally in half or lengthwise into rectangles.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2003

These sandwiches are so good! I decided to leave out the pine nuts (just a little too pricey) and they still turned out great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2005

NO ONE liked these. They were expensive and there were tons left on the tray. I will not be trying these again.


23 Ratings

Dec 13, 2005

These were a big hit at a Christmas tea I attended yesterday. There were none left on the plate by the end of our meal and there were only 6 of us. Everyone asked for the recipe and oohed & ahhed! The only thing I might do diffrently is use a more substantial bread, as the cream cheese was difficult to spread on the white bread, even at room temperature. I think a nice multi-grain or wheat bread would do just fine. Don't leave out the pine nuts: they really make the sandwich stand out and add texture. I will definitely be making these pretty, & tasty morsels again!!

Jan 01, 2009

Made these exactly as written, and they were great. Disappeared first, and I only got one. I'm making more as soon as my house is clean! ADDED 1/1/08 I have made these several times and they are always a popular item. What I do now to save time and effort is mix the cream cheese in with everything else and just spread it all together. Saves a step and is just as good.

Dec 10, 2004

I made these tea sandwiches for a baby shower. They were a huge hit! Now I'm making it for a quick dinner. I make up a batch on the weekend, and nibble off of it during the week. I use nonfat or lowfat cream cheese,and cucumber slices instead of bread, so I don't bust the diet. Wonderful!

Dec 31, 2003

This is really a very tasty little recipe! I used regular mayo, regular onion instead of green onion, dried basil instead of fresh, no pine nuts, and instead of spreading the cream cheese on the bread separately, I mixed it right in with the olive mixture - it turned out great!

Oct 23, 2005

Very tasty. I added 1/4 c. prepared alfredo sauce instead of the mayo and skipped the cream cheese. Great on Italian bread that has been toasted!

Jun 30, 2005

I made 4 types of tea sandwiches for a function and these were gone in minutes. HUGE hit! I had no pine nuts so I added some crushed, roasted almonds instead and still tasted wonderful.


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  • Calories
  • 138 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 385 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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