Tea sandwiches are often known for their thinly sliced bread, fresh herbs and delicious creamy spread, in this case a homemade hummus flavored with fresh lemon juice and tahini. Arrange small leaves of delicate butter lettuce on top of the hummus before assembling the sandwiches, if you like.
Put chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, soy sauce, cumin, coriander, garlic, and 1/4 cup water into a food processor and purée until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate. Before serving, let hummus come to room temperature, then stir in parsley.
Divide hummus between 6 slices of bread and spread out evenly with a knife. Top with remaining slices of bread and press each sandwich down lightly. Using a large cookie cutter (any shape you'd like), cut out the sandwiches and transfer to a platter. Cut the remaining part of each sandwich into geometric shapes and transfer to the platter, if you like.
Serve immediately, or cover platter with a slightly dampened paper towel and plastic wrap, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
Per Serving:250 calories (50 from fat), 5g total fat, 530mg sodium, 44g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 8g protein.
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