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Gougères Tea Sandwiches With Spiced Carrots, Tapenade, and Ricotta Recipe

This is one of those sandwiches that usually don’t get the attention it deserves. Maybe the combination of flavors doesn’t totally resonate, or it’s just that people either love or hate tapenade, but, for whatever reason, this is a totally under appreciated combination. With spiced carrots and earthy olives, the sandwich pulls together bold Moroccan flavors in one tiny tea sandwich, and the bite-size package is as crave-worthy as it is cute. The name is long, Gougères Tea Sandwiches With Spiced Carrots, Tapenade, and Ricotta recipe, but the preparation is shorter, we swear.

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Gougères Tea Sandwiches With Spiced Carrots, Tapenade, and Ricotta Recipe

Gougères Tea Sandwiches With Spiced Carrots, Tapenade, and Ricotta Recipe

An easy recipe for a modern twist on a classic tea sandwich with Moroccan flavors, these cheese puff sandwiches are loaded with Moroccan-spiced carrots, olive tapenade, and fresh ricotta cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 38 kcal


For The Pickled Carrots:

  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots ends trimmed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper or another ground chili pepper

For The Gougeres Sandwiches:

  • 1 recipe Gougères made without pancetta and thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup Classic Black Olive Tapenade


  • Pickle The Carrots: Slice the carrots into paper thin slices using a very sharp knife or a mandolinWhisk together sugar, lemon juice, spices, salt, and oil in a large nonreactive bowl until well combined. Toss the carrots with the dressing and marinate covered and chilled, at least 4 hours.
    TIP: Carrots can be made up to two days ahead of time. Store refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to use.
  • Assemble The Sandwiches: Slice all the gougères in half so that they can be used like sandwiches. Spread a spoonful of each ricotta and tapenade on all the sandwiches. Pile a few carrot slices onto each gougère, close with a toothpick, and serve.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 38kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 13mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 86IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword easy appetizer, tea time
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