Cream Cheese Watercress Tea Sandwiches

by Mary on December 18, 2017

watercress cream cheese tea sandwiches

I made a few more tea sandwiches to show you. I’m not going to claim they are healthy. Watercress is very peppery and the cream cheese and bread tames it. 

I picked up the ingredients at my co-op, which sells high quality natural and organic food. The cream cheese is from Willapa Hills Creamery and is really good.

Cream Cheese Watercress Tea Sandwiches
  • 7 oz. fresh cream cheese
  • 1 oz. watercress, chopped
  • ½ loaf white bread
  1. Mix together the chopped watercress and cream cheese in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Spread the mixture onto the bread, make a sandwich.
  3. Cut the crust off the sandwich and quarter the sandwich into triangles.
  4. Arrange on plate.



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Laurie December 29, 2017 at 7:09 am

As a child I remember plucking watercress fresh from our creek and chewing on it. Now as an adult the addition of cream cheese and bread sounds delicious.


Mary December 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm

What a wonderful memory, Laurie, thanks for sharing. It’s not something we can do today due to potential bacterial contamination of the water. I remember dipping my tin cup into a stream and drinking when we were backpacking, now we can’t do that anymore either. Now that I’ve got my feet wet on the tea party thing, I want to throw another one at a time you can come.


janet Simpson August 27, 2021 at 7:00 am

I love this recipe, but I Did add Thinly sliced cucumbers that were peeled and seeded. I also put in 2 tsp. of powdered Hidden Valley ranch dressing in the cream cheese. I knew the people that were coming were die hard Hidden Valley ranch people and they were amazed at the sandwiches.


Mary November 15, 2021 at 6:48 pm

Hi Janet, thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the recipe, that makes it worth if for me to maintain this blog! Thinly sliced cucumbers are certainly classic in tea sandwiches. The cucumbers and the Ranch Dressing powder were good upgrades for this recipe. You sound like a talented chef and hostess, I’m glad your guests enjoyed!


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