Ribbon Sandwiches

Mouthwatering flavor and festive color come from the ribbons of filling in these appetizer sandwiches. Egg salad and an olive-nut blend pair beautifully in these delicate teatime treats.

Recipe from Midwest Living
Ribbon Sandwiches
SERVINGS
6 to 12
SERVING SIZE
1  sandwich
YIELD
6 to 12 sandwiches
TOTAL TIME
45 mins
Ingredients
  • 6   hard-cooked eggs, shelled and finely chopped
  • 3   tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2   tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • 1   teaspoon sugar
  •  Salt and pepper
  • 1/4  cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1  3  ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2  cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives or pitted ripe olives
  • 1/4  cup finely chopped nuts
  • 2   tablespoons butter, softened
  • 5   slices thin-sliced white bread, crusts removed
  • 4   slices thin-sliced whole-wheat bread, crusts removed
  •  Red sweet pepper stars (optional)
  •  Pimiento-stuffed green olives (optional)
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Directions
For egg filling:
1. 
In a small bowl, combine the eggs, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, green onion, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill while preparing other filling.
For olive-nut filling:
1. 
In a small bowl, beat the 1/4 cup mayonnaise or the salad dressing and the cream cheese together until combined. Add the chopped olives and the chopped nuts; stir gently until just combined.
2. 
To assemble, butter one side of each slice of bread. On a cutting board, lay 2 slices of white bread and 1 slice of whole-wheat bread.
3. 
Spread the egg filling on each. Top the two filled white bread slices with a whole-wheat slice and the filled whole-wheat slice with a white slice. Spread with olive-nut filling. Top with the remaining bread slices, white on whole-wheat-filled and whole-wheat on white-filled.
4. 
Cut each stack diagonally into 2 to 4 triangles. Cover and chill the sandwiches for up to 4 hours. Garnish with pepper star cutouts and stuffed olives speared on wooden toothpicks, if you like.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 212, Fat, total (g) 16, chol. (mg) 124, carb. (g) 11, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 342, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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