Going Green Tea Party: Smoked Turkey Tea Sandwiches with Blue and Red

I know, I know, some of you don’t like blue cheese. Go ahead and substitute a cheese that you like. Do experiment with cheeses from your local artesian cheesemaker. To give the onions a milder, sweeter flavor, caramelize them in a bit of oil or butter.

2 large red onions, cut into 1/3-inch thick slices
1 cup crumbled local blue cheese
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
8 slices of multi-grain bread
8 lettuce leaves
¾ pound sliced smoked turkey

Mix cheese, sour cream and thyme. Season with pepper. Spread cheese mixture on bread slices. Top cheese with red onions, lettuce, then turkey. Press sandwiches lightly to compact. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap for at least 2 hours up to 1 day. When ready to serve, remove crusts from sandwiches and cut into quarters. Makes 16 tea sandwiches.