Curried Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

June 1, 2011 (Last Updated: March 31, 2020)
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a pinwheel of triangular tea sandwiches on a plate

For the second course of the afternoon tea, I served 2 different types of tea sandwiches. I wanted them to be very different from each other, yet delicious and flavorful. I definitely succeeded there. The curried egg salad was a great vegetarian option! Instead of using the typical mayonnaise base, I used yogurt to make the dressing. I felt it was fitting with the curry component.

Curry and yogurt goes together better than curry and mayo. So yeah, I’m gonna say the yogurt was a good twist. I loved the sweet golden raisins too, they added a great chewy texture and burst of sweetness that is traditional in such a salad. These tea sandwiches were very popular! Even with the more expensive and luxurious smoked salmon option, I think these were an overall favorite.

a closeup of a curried egg salad tea sandwich on a white plate

Don’t get me wrong. The smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches were very delicious as well. the cucumber added a great crunchy texture to the sandwich, along with a touch of green color. It’s hard to go wrong with a simple smoked salmon tea sandwich at afternoon tea. They are practically a staple. The smoked salmon sandwiches don’t have much of a recipe. I will simply explain the method of assembling them.

Each sandwich has 2 pieces of crustless bread. Thinly spread 1 slice with room temperature cream cheese, top with 4 slices of English cucumber (skin on), and a slice or 2 of smoked salmon depending on their size. Top with the other piece of bread and slice diagonally. Repeat for as many sandwiches as you’d like to make.

a closeup of a tea sandwich with smoked salmon and sliced cucumber on a white plate
a pinwheel of triangular curried egg tea sandwiches on a glass platter

Curried Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

A delicious alternative to traditional egg salad, these curried egg salad sandwiches are perfect for your next tea party!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Afternoon Tea, Sandwich
Cuisine British
Servings 8 sandwiches (16 halves)
Calories 172 kcal


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 stalks celery finely diced
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 16 slices sandwich bread crusts removed


  • To hard-boil the eggs, place them in a saucepan covered with water and bring to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, cover the saucepan and remove from heat for 12 minutes. Remove the eggs to an ice bath until cool, then peel and chop the hard-boiled eggs.
  • Mix the chopped hard-boiled eggs with the celery, raisins, yogurt, salt, and curry powder. The egg salad can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to assemble the sandwiches. This will allow the flavors to develop.
  • Spread egg salad on top of 8 crustless pieces of bread and top each with another slice of bread. Carefully cut each sandwich diagonally in half with a bread knife. If the raisins are getting in the way of slicing through the sandwich smoothly, simply cut through the top piece of bread, move aside the raisins in the way of the knife, and continue cutting. It will be much neater than attempting to plow through the sticky raisins. Serve immediately.

Notes & Nutrition

Servings 8.0 * calories 172 * Total Fat 5 g * Saturated Fat 1 g * Monounsaturated Fat 0 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 139 mg * Sodium 437 mg * Potassium 159 mg * Total Carbohydrate 21 g * Dietary Fiber 1 g * Sugars 8 g * Protein 7 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*
a pinwheel of triangular curried egg tea sandwiches on a glass platter

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