May 23, 2014
Cucumber Canapés with Fresh Melon Salsa
Can you tell I’m into colorful foods lately? We eat with our eyes first and I’ll tell ya, these guys are so pretty I didn’t even want to take a bite. Can we say, “eye candy?” Yes, indeed!
A canapé is a type of hors d’oeuvre, usually a little one-bite, open-faced sandwich (on bread). The word canapé comes from the French word for “couch” using the analogy that the garnish sits atop the bread as people do a couch. I did away with the bread and used cucumbers instead. The result? A super-fresh bite, perfect for a special gathering or any Summer celebration. Bring them to a picnic or barbecue on Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Everyone will oooh and ahhh. 🙂
- English cucumber, striped and sliced into ½” rounds (use as many or as little as you like)
- shredded daikon radish — again, depends on how many canapés you want to make. I shredded about ¼ cup radish for one cucumber and it was plenty.
~ for the salsa, mix together:
- 1 cup diced honeydew melon
- ½ cup diced watermelon
- ½ cup diced mango
- 1 tsp finely chopped mint leaves (I used peppermint)
- juice of ½ lime