A classic British favorite for high tea and picnics, made vegan.

Vegan Watercress Tea Sandwiches

Yield: 6-8


  • 1 cup Vegan Cream Cheese (e.g. Tofutti)
  • small bunch chive, chopped
  • water to thin the cream cheese
  • small pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • large bunch watercress, washed
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • slices of wholewheat bread

Vegan Watercress Tea Sandwiches


  1. Mix the Tofutti with a bit of water, the chopped chives salt and pepper.
  2. Wash the watercress, pat dry and chop into lige pieces (about 2 inch in size)
  3. Thinly slice the cucumber.
  4. Spread each slice of bread with the Toufutti mixture.
  5. Layer the cucumber slices on top, then the watercress. Top with the second slice of bread.
  6. Cut the crust from around the sandwich and slice diagonally in half.
  7. Depending on how thick you spread the cheese, this can make 6-8 sandwiches.


If you don’t have or like cucumber, you could use a zucchini (as we did), and if you don’t have Tofutti, you can use home made sunflower spread.