Summertime Sandwich Sensations Party!

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This week for Foodie Friday…I am sharing two very, easy recipes for Summertime Sandwiches. Neither the ingredients nor the preparation and process are complicated. Even better…because who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when “Summertime is Calling You?”

Remember this photo from my Mother’s Day Tea Tablescape?

Click here if you would like a refresher course. LOL
The above pic features a Turkey-Bacon tea sandwich with Roma Tomato Slices and a creamy Avocado-Pesto Mayo.
Avocado Pesto Mayo:
(1) Avocado – peeled and mashed
1/4 cup mayo
2 Tbs prepared Pesto
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
Just mix all the ingredients together. Make this ahead of time and chill so all the flavors can meld together. Store in an airtight container, and add the pit of the avocado to the mixture to prevent it from turning brown.
To make a yummy sandwich…I would suggest using pita bread. Fill with deli roast turkey slices, add slices of roma tomatoes, some baby spinach leaves, drizzle generously with the Avocado-Pesto Mayo – and top with crumbled bacon. mmmm….

I made two flavors of tea sandwiches. The second one was a Curried Shrimp Salad. I used canned shrimp to get the mini-size shrimp perfect for tea sandwiches, but I would use fresh or fresh frozen shrimp, if available. This sandwich spread would be wonderful on a toasted baguette.
Curried Shrimp Salad:
1 pound shrimp, boiled with skin on (gives extra flavor)
– then peeled and cut into thirds
1/2 cup Mayo
1-2 tsp curry powder (depending on taste. I like a strong curry taste)
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
(0pt) 2 tbs chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
I would add a generous portion of this salad on a toasted baguette. (Lightly butter each side of the baguette after toasting to keep sandwich from getting soggy.) Then, add some chopped, toasted pecans and finally, top with bean sprouts.

I hope you enjoyed these tea sandwich recipes which you can easily convert into
Summertime Sandwich Delights.

Oh Good Grief! Sometimes I amaze myself. If you stopped by earlier this evening and saw that I had “joined” Marty’s Cloche Party – you probably soon discovered that I was one week early. (slap me silly somebody, please!) So, my apologies to Marty, and to anyone whom I caused confusion to. I will repost that section next week during the REAL cloche party. Duh! 😀

Have a Great Weekend Dear Friends, Barb Red heart




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  1. Barb, I love the sandwich recipes. They all sound so good. I love the avocado pesto. That I will definitely make. Now as for the Cloche party, it is next friday, but I love the idea that you showed so many wonderful ways to use them and your decorations are always perfection. I so appreciate that you have spent so much time promoting the “Cloche Party”. You are such a precious friend. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Those sandwiches look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Your cloches are also just darling. You’re giving me all kinds of ideas! Keep ’em comin’!

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  3. I’ll keep posting even though I have yet to hear from you!LOL! So nice of you to promote Marty’s Cloche Party! I’m sure it will be a hit! I love all that you present here!

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  4. Barb,
    I had to do a double take look at the calendar when I saw your post. I thought, it’s not the 19th, is it? Then I had to laugh when I realized you were a week early for the cloche party. Does the early bird get the worm? lol. At least you are early. I’ll probably be late.

    Now about your food, looks pretty yummy. I may have to give the recipes a try. Who am I kidding? If it doesn’t come out of a jar, box or bag, it ain’t getting cooked at my house. It’s not really that bad, but close. Some day I really do need to give all you southern gals recipes a try. As you all seem to know how to cook.

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  5. These sandwiches look great Barb. And thanks for the little history lesson, I had no idea what the original purpose of the cloche was. Great post as usual, hugs, Kat

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  6. Barb,

    These sandwiches look fabulous!! I like to make a little something between lunch and dinner in the summer because we usually grill later in the evening, so these look perfect!! And the avocado mayo sounds delish!! Your photos of the food are wonderful too.

    Great lesson on cloches for me. I love the ones in the garden. Wow!! They must have a few to spare!!

    I don’t have a cloche (sigh) but I am sure it would be a travelling cloche like yours. I’m always moving things around!

    I won’t be participating in the party but I will be peeking in!!

    Have a great weekend, Barb!!


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  7. Barb, these look sooo delicious and perfect for warm weather. Sorry I missed your Cloche Party!! (At least now you have a post all ready to go and won’t have to work on it!) You are just so cute! laurie

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  8. Oh my how good do those sandwiches look! I love getting great tea sandwich recipes :)

    All the best,

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  9. Yummm, they so pretty & look so delicious! You’re making me hungry! ☺ diane

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  10. Barb, What wonderful summer sandwiches, I will come back and copy the recipes. Thanks for sharing those, in fact I may make one for me today.

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. Barb, What wonderful summer sandwiches, I will come back and copy the recipes. Thanks for sharing those, in fact I may make one for me today.

    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Those sandwiches look divine. I just love anything with avocado in it, but LBeau hates avocado. He also hates asparagus, which is another of my favorites.

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  13. Barb, my husband is Danish. Born and raised there – so we love open-faced sandwiches. These would fit right in with our smorgesbord

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  14. Where to start…your photographs are wonderful and your sandwiches look great. I especially like the fact that their not standard luncheon fare. Thanks for sharing the with us. Have a wonderful day.

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  15. The sandwichs look so good I just want to go out and fix me one.
    Beautiful presentation.

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  16. wonderful sandwiches…perfect for summer! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

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  17. Wow, Barb, what great photos and recipes! I can’t wait to try them for my next tea. Wish you lived closer, would love to go to tea with you! :)

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  18. I remember those sandwiches, they look so good!

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  19. Yes, you scared me when I saw that cloche party tag…But I didn’t see your creations so I will be surprised..
    Great summer sandwiches!

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  20. I love these sandwiches. Oh, they look delicious! They are even more beautiful the way you’ve arranged them.
    XX 00

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  21. So pretty and they look so yummy, too. ~ Robyn

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  22. I was just thinking tonight…I wish I could find a new recipe with avocados, and here it IS! Thank you, Barb! The photos are breathtaking, the food ambrosial. Dr. Gollum will LOVE these.
    XX 00

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  23. Oh my – I’ll definitely be trying your avocado pesto mayo sandwiches!

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