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 Avocado Tea Sandwich)
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Triples (Triple-Layered Avocado Tea Sandwich) are lovely, cute, refreshing and a simple finger food for your party, which makes them the perfect choice for host(ess) on the go.
Serves: 8 sandwiches
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 small purple onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 ripe avocados
  • ½ teaspoon of vinegar
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 2 doz pitted olives (optional)
Egg filling
  1. Mash the eggs with a fork. Set aside.
  2. Chop the onion and the pepper and the tomatoes (get rid of the seeds) into very small cubes.
  3. Mix the eggs, mayonnaise, onion, green pepper, and tomatoes.
  4. Season with salt to taste. Set aside.
Avocado filling
  1. Mash the avocados with a fork, but not so much it turns into a paste.
  2. Mix with the vinegar. Season with salt to taste.
  1. Put 4 tablespoons of the egg mix on top of a slice of bread,
  2. Cover with another slice. Put another 4 teaspoons of the avocado mixture on top of the second bread slice and cover with a third.
  3. Repeat with the rest of the bread.
  4. Refrigerate covered with saran wrap for 20 minutes. With a very sharp bread knife, cut the crust, then divide each sandwich into 4 triangles, or 4 small squares.
  5. Garnish with olives. Serve immediately.
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  • laurie February 28, 2015, 1:38 AM

    Could you email me on the layers please are the eggs by themselves

    • Aunt Clara March 10, 2015, 10:51 AM

      The ones in the photo are a bit different, this does not change the flavor. You can do whichever version.

  • laurie February 28, 2015, 1:34 AM

    When i look at the picture. It looks like the eggs are in a layer by themselves and the avocados are mixed with the peppers and tomatoes and excetra

  • Lauri December 22, 2014, 3:53 PM

    I found this recipe on Pinterest, and while it was posted three years ago, it is still new to me. However, I am a little confused. I want to make this for Christmas, as I am in charge of appetizers for a very large family. Every year, I look forward to topping the spread I put out from the previous year, and I think this appetizer would be one of the better ones!

    My confusion comes from trying to figure out how many this recipe makes. It says it makes 2 dozen, but you are using 6 pieces of bread, divided into 3 pieces per, meaning you get 2 “units” to work with (three pieces of bread X 2 = 6. It says to cut each “unit into 4 triangles or squares. That only comes to 8 pieces. Is there a step missing, or is the bread count wrong?

    In order to get 2 dozen pieces, you would need each “unit” of bread to have 12 pieces. No matter how I figure it, I cannot get 12 perfect squares from each piece of bread.

    Can you tell me how many pieces you get from one unit if bread if it is in squares and how many if you do in triangles.

    I am hoping you see this and reply, as I will need to do the shopping, and I also really want to make this!



    • Aunt Clara December 23, 2014, 4:44 PM

      You are completely right. It only yields 8. I have corrected it in the recipe.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • Ali October 3, 2011, 10:23 PM

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

  • Lily October 3, 2011, 9:53 PM

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

  • baobabs October 3, 2011, 7:02 PM

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

  • 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.


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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.