Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #13 - Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Pinwheels

An old copy of Canadian Living magazine shared by my friend Maureen was the inspiration for this week's tea sandwich, Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Pinwheels. The magazine had featured a great article on different ways to make tea sandwiches, and the shape and substance of these greatly appealed to me!

First, you'll need an unsliced loaf of bread. I bought the Original Recipe English Muffin Bread from Publix, a variety I've never noticed before. It sliced beautifully, and I was then able to flatten the long bread slice with a rolling pin.

Next, I spread a layer of a cream cheese/mayonnaise mixture.

Thin-sliced smoked salmon was layered on top of the cream cheese, along with a single asparagus spear at far right.

It all rolled up nice and easy!

To make sure the pinwheels held together, I tightly wrapped the roll-up in waxed paper, twisted the ends, and let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours while I was at work.

That evening, I came home and was quickly and easily able to slice up the pinwheel sandwiches, which are just incredibly easy and delicious. I love that this can be a "make ahead" sandwich for teatime. Perfect!

Now here's the recipe. Enjoy!

Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Pinwheels

4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
3 horizontal slices sandwich loaf
6 ounces smoked salmon
3 cooked asparagus spears

(See directions above.) Yields 24 sandwiches.


  1. Oh my goodness, Angela. You are a font of ideas! Those pinwheels look delicious.

  2. Another great sandwich recipe!!

  3. Looks so easy, tasty, and pretty! Great idea-hope I remember it! ♥♫

  4. That smoked salmon & asparagus sandwich sounds yummy and looks pretty too.

    The Publix English Muffin bread is one of my favorites - it's great toasted.

  5. I love this! I'm filing away your great ideas for my next tea.

  6. Wow, Angela, these sandwiches look delicious! You have come up with another great recipe - I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend,

  7. Oh, yum! This looks good. I must give these a try.

  8. This really sounds good. It seems unsliced bread is sometimes difficult to find around here. I will have to look again.

  9. Love it! Except for the salmon, of course. I wish I liked fish. I will try this with smoked turkey. I love that you roll out the long slice of bread. Great idea and tip!


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