Triples (Triple-layered mini-sandwich)

Avocado and eggs tea sanwiches

I love, love these delicious triples (triple-layered mini-sandwiches). They are perfect for parties and get-togethers.

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that entertaining can sometimes be a stressing proposition: picking the right dishes, food preparation, hiring a brass band… OK, forget about that last one.

But having guests over need not be a big production.

Triples (Triple-layered mini-sandwich)

One thing I learned over the years is that, the host(ess) too is supposed to enjoy the occasion — what’s the point if not?

So I have my to-go dishes that are perfect for entertaining: They look refined but with a minimum of effort. Really, look at those cute mini-sandwiches. This doesn’t get any easier.

Triples (Triple-layered mini-sandwich)

Make them bigger to keep your hosts from starving while the main course is burning in the kitchen cooking, or make them into these dainty little towers for a more refined setting. Nobody will notice the humble provenance of the ingredients.

Have fun, relax, you are supposed to invite only friends to your home. Friends help friends clear the table, and won’t complain if the food was charred slightly overcooked.

Aunt Clara

Triples (Triple-layered mini-sandwich)

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 1 doz (aprox)

Triples (Triple-layered mini-sandwich)

Triples are small Triple-layered mini-sandwiches, delicious, refreshing and simple. With this simple recipe takes little time to prepare them, which makes them the perfect choice for host(ess) on the go.


  • 12 slices of bread
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup of boiling water


    Egg filling
  1. Mash the eggs with a fork.
  2. Chop the onion and the pepper and the tomatoes (get rid of the seeds) into very small cubes.
  3. Put the onion and the pepper in the hot water for two minutes. Drain all the water.
  4. Mix the eggs, half a teaspoon of salt, mayonnaise, onion, green pepper, and tomatoes.
  5. Adjust salt to taste. Reserve.
  6. Avocado filling
  7. Mash the avocados with a fork, but not so much it turns into a paste.
  8. Add half a teaspoon of salt and the vinegar.
  9. Adjust salt to taste.
  10. Assemble
  11. Put two tablespoons of the egg mix on top of a slice of bread,
  12. Cover with another slice. Put another two teaspoons of the avocado mixture on top of the second bread slice and cover with a third.
  13. Repeat with the rest of the bread.
  14. Refrigerate covered with saran wrap for 20 minutes. With a very sharp bread knife cut the sandwiches into 4 triangles or small squares.
  15. Serve immediately.

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  • Ana Cambero March 21, 2011, 9:34 AM

    Me encantan todas las recetas que ustedes publican por este medio. Mi familia esta feliz disfrutando de tan deliciosos platos. Muchisimas gracias por darme tantas ideas que a diario me sacan de apuros!


    Ana Cambero.

  • Susan McCloskey May 24, 2011, 5:41 AM

    My son made the trple layer sandwiched for a Spanish class. They were easy for him to make and had an appealing taste for students.

  • Jennifer Larancuent October 3, 2011, 10:09 AM

    These seem so yummy! Can't wait to try them!

  • Mari October 3, 2011, 5:15 PM

    Lovely Clara! I would love these for myself, forget the guest :) Just kidding. It's a great idea, and presented like you have, it will be a hit. Thanks for sharing.


  • Yadsia @ShopCookMake October 3, 2011, 6:27 PM

    I almost reached to the screen to grab one of the mini sandwiches. Great idea for a party!

  • baobabs October 3, 2011, 7:02 PM

    Yes! i get into a frenzy doing dinner parties. these are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  • Lily October 3, 2011, 9:53 PM

    yum, those look good! i could probably eat 100 of them

  • Ali October 3, 2011, 10:23 PM

    Wow, the sandwich are a delicate and simple to make. Bookmarking!! love the photo.

  • Anna October 4, 2011, 5:12 AM

    What I love about mini sandwiches is that when you take a bite, they look cute and just enough to keep you away from hunger, and don't forget… it preps the tummy to be ready for a little cocktail shots. I love your mini sandwiches, delicious and healthy in one small bite!

  • Debs @ DKC October 4, 2011, 8:14 AM

    Your sandwiches look so pretty, they seem to have gone out of fashion for parties these days, but presented as you did, how can anyone resist?

  • Terris-FreeEats October 5, 2011, 9:00 PM

    These are so fun to look at and I'm sure they are delicious to eat. Love the vibrant photos too! Nice job.

  • perudelights October 14, 2011, 10:54 AM

    Qué lindo encontrar esta receta. En Perú son tradicionales los triples en cuanta reunión social se presenta. No usamos aceitunas, pero sí tomate, huevo duro y aguacate. Son tan deliciosos!!