Savory, Flavorful Canapes

Try these renditions of a traditional English tea sandwich.

Each is packed with fresh produce which makes these sandwiches a scrumptious way to get your daily recommended value of fruits and vegetables.

Photo Credit: A Healthier Michigan

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Cucumber canapes on a plate.


  • Mini cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • Soft whole wheat white bread
  • 1 (8 oz.) package low fat whipped cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 small bunch fresh¬†dill (about 1/2 ounce)
  • Salt and¬†pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste, optional

Cucumber Canapes

1. To make the dill spread, use a food processor to blend the cheese with the butter, mustard, lemon juice, and the dill. Blend until the dill is very finely chopped and the mixture is very smooth. Season generously to taste with salt and pepper, if adding cayenne add now. Blend the mixture one last time to be sure all of the ingredients are incorporated.
2. Spread mixture on bread. Place cucumber on top of 1 slice of prepared bread. Add another slice on top. Use cookie cutter to cut sandwich into fun shapes. Enjoy!

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Berry canapes on a plate.


  • Seasonal Berries, chopped
  • Whole wheat English muffin
  • 1 (4 0z.) package of low-fat whipped cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract or almond extract

Berry Scone Canapes

1. Mix all ingredients together except berries and English muffin.
2. Spread cream cheese mixture on English muffin and then place berries on top of one half.
3. Place other half on top and cut into desired canape shape. Enjoy!

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Caprese canapes on a plate.


  • Fresh buffalo mozzarella, thinly cut into round slices
  • Fresh basil
  • Tomatoes, cut into thin slices (my favorite is heirlooms)
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Whole wheat bread or English muffin

Caprese Canapes

1. Place one slice of bread down to start forming sandwich.
2. Layer the mozzarella, basil, tomato on top of it. Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette and place another slice of bread on top. Cut into favorite canape shape. Enjoy!

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