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Watercress-Olive Tea Sandwiches

Watercress-Olive Tea Sandwiches

Watercress is one of the first greens of spring, and oh! the flavor of this resplendent plant. Part of the mustard family, it has a sharp peppery flavor, and is a major anti-oxidant boasting 15 essential vitamins and minerals, making it one of the original superfoods. Combine watercress with your favorite olive, whole grain bread and cream cheese for the perfect Watercress-Olive Tea Sandwich.

These elegant and refreshing tea sandwiches add just enough protein to make a tea party not all about sugar, and just enough bright flavor to make them a true pleasure. To boot, watercress is a nutritional bonanza with reported cancer fighting properties.

2 (8 oz) packages organic cream cheese—softened
1 cup finely chopped watercress (about 2 bunches)
cup chopped olives of your choice
Fresh, whole grain bread

Combine the cream cheese, watercress, and olives until well blended. Remove the crusts of the bread. Liberally spread the cream cheese blend on bread, add a top slice of bread to make a sandwich, and cut diagonally.

Makes 6 sandwiches.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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8:37PM PDT on Jul 21, 2015

This sounds delicious! I love tea parties.

8:56PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Delightful, green and tasty.

1:33AM PST on Jan 18, 2013

I have very fond memories of water cress - lovely!

5:48AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thanks for the article.

2:58AM PST on Jan 10, 2013

Thank you :)

2:32AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing

4:07AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

Very interesting, thanks :)

10:50AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

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