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Lindsay® Olive Tea Sandwiches

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 15 m servings 138 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 sandwiches)


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 138 calories; 7.3 g fat; 15.4 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 5 mg cholesterol; 385 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

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

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

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

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 & ah...

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...

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...

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 th...

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!

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.

Great!!!! I didn't have basil or pine nuts but I did wanted a seasoned taste so I sprinkled some salad seasoning in the mixture and it was excellent!!! Next time I will include the cream cheese ...

This is a really yummy sandwich spread...and I don't usually like sandwich spreads, but this rocks! I upped the amount of leeks and sundried tomatoes b/c I like both of those flavors! I made it...