How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free High Tea Sandwiches

How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free High Tea Sandwiches

Happy Weekend! If you happened to catch my post from The New High Tea, I threw with Lili Fuller from Living Fullz blog, you’ll remember that I promised you a follow up video tutorial and recipes. It’s a lovely time of year to invite your friends and family to enjoy a High Tea Party, but then again, when isn’t it a good time for High Tea? I mean, back in the day, the Brits considered Tea a daily meal.

Today we are showing you how to make gluten and dairy free High Tea sandwiches. Be sure to check out our video below and scroll down for our menu, invitation and shopping list.

First things first… We decided to create a menu that was entirely gluten and dairy free, but also delicious.
Setting the Table for Afternoon High Tea - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog

The New High Tea Menu:

Egg & Cucumber Tartines
Smoked White Fish Tartines with Arugula
Sweet Fig & Walnut Butter Tartines
Gluten-Free Scones with Coconut Cream & Assorted Jams
Linzer Cookies
Lemon Tarts
Mixed Berries with Mint
Botanical Chocolate Tea Tray
Assorted Choice Organic Teas & Milks
Gluten and Dairy Free Vegan Scones
Next we created a guest list and sent an invitation using Paperless Post. They had so many options to choose from. Lili and I created a secret Pinterest board so we could share our ideas throughout the process. You can pin your Paperless Post invitation choices and invite your co-hosts to pick their favorites to narrow down the decision.
High Tea Party Invitation with Paperless Post
Afternoon High Tea Party Floral Arrangement
How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free High Tea Sandwiches


Gluten Free Cassava Bread


** For a sweet variation, substitute caramelized onions for date paste and chopped walnuts.
Smoked-Fish Tartines


You will need:
– 1 can of smoked mackerel (or any other smoked fish you prefer)
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 3 tsp. grainy mustard
– 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
– Arugula
– A couple Radishes
– Salt and pepper
How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free High Tea Sandwiches
1. Combine mackerel, olive oil, lemon juice and mustard together. Salt and pepper to taste.
2. Cut the cassava loaf into 1/2 inch slices. Toast in the oven.
3. Spread one spoonful of smoked fish spread on each toast.
4. Top with arugula and a few sliced radishes
5. Drizzle olive oil, and salt and pepper
Herbed-Egg-Salad Tartines


You will need:
– 12 boiled eggs
– Avocado mayo (we used Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Oil Mayo)
– 2 tsp. grainy mustard
– 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
– Fresh herbs (we used dill and cilantro, but you can use any combo of herbs)
– Cornichons
– Red onion
– Pea sprouts
Maldon Salt and pepper
Herbed-Egg-Salad Tartines
1. Hard boil the eggs
2. Dice eggs and combine them with avocado mayo, mustard, chopped herbs, salt and pepper.
You want to continue to add mayo until the mixture reaches a creamy consistency.
3. Cut the Cassava loaf into 1/2 inch slices. Toast in the oven.
4. Spread one spoonful of egg salad onto toasts
5. Top with a few pieces of thinly sliced red onion, cornichons, and pea sprouts
6. Sprinkle with Maldon salt and pepper
Sweet Fig and Almond Butter Tartines


You will need:
– Cassava-Walnut-Date loaf
– Fresh figs
– Banana (local if available)
– Almond butter
– A handful of hazelnuts
– 1 tsp. cinnamon
– A handful buckwheat groats
– Raw honey
How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free High Tea Sandwiches
1. Cut the Cassava-Walnut-Date loaf into 1/2 inch slices. Toast in the oven.
How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free High Tea Sandwiches 
2. Meanwhile, chop the hazelnuts finely and combine them with the buckwheat groats and
3. Top each piece with a generous spoonful of almond butter.
How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free High Tea Sandwiches
4. Place a few pieces of sliced fig or bananas on top.
Local Banana and Almond Butter Tartines
5. Finish the whole thing off with a sprinkle of buckwheat-hazelnut dust and a drizzle of honey
Berry Salad with Mint


1. Combine equal parts raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and chopped strawberries in a large
2. Tear mint leaves and sprinkle into salad.
3. Top with bee or fennel pollen
Gluten Free Linzer Tarts
You can view my LINZER TART recipe here.
Gluten and Dairy Free Linzer Tarts
The LEMON TARTS were made using a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks The Grain Free Gourmet. I just swapped coconut oil for butter. I warn you that it was a bit challenging to get the filling to thicken using coconut oil, but somehow we made it work. If you don’t have any dairy free guests on your list, I’d recommend just sticking to the butter. 🙂

If you want to create a more seasonal menu, you can try these Pumpkin Tarts, Pumpkin Scones and Turkey and Cranberry Sweet Potato Toast.
Santosha and Buddha Chocolates
The Botanical Chocolates were from Santosha and Buddha Chocolate. Both brands use coconut sugar, so this really fit in perfectly with our healthy theme.
Choice Organic Teas
We served Choice Organic Teas, Masala Chai and Earl Grey. We also brewed a pot of their Lemon Lavender Mint and served it iced. We sent our guests home with a mini box or two as they left
Afternoon High Tea Party - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog
What do you think of our gluten and dairy free High Tea Party? Could this become a tradition for you? I’d love to see photos and recipes from your events.
How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free High Tea Sandwiches - Pretty Little Shoppers BlogVideo shot and edited by Amina Touray.

Photos by Amina Touray and Joe Sofranko.

This post was created in collaboration with Choice Organic Teas.

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One Response to How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free High Tea Sandwiches

  1. Holly says:

    I have always wanted to host an afternoon tea, but being gluten intolerant thought there wasn’t any point! You have definitely proved me wrong her and this looks amazing. I can’t wait until next summer when I can try this out with all of my friends! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo