Cucumber & Pesto Canapés
Have some leftover pesto? Here is an idea for a quick small plate to snack on or impress a guest on the fly by whipping these out of the kitchen anytime. These make a great easy canapé for a soiree as well. I make pesto fairly often and keep some around for a quick pasta toss when I don’t have time to cook.
Last week I was searching the refrigerator for an afternoon snack but a cucumber is all I saw. I frowned but then I smiled when I noticed the leftover pesto sitting immediately behind it. Obvious marriage made in green! The mandarin was sitting in the fruit bowl and starting at me as I put the cucumber and pesto on the counter top. Serendipity! It was calling out to add luscious orange color to the green on green. If you don’t have a mandarin, use pieces of any ripe fruit you may have. Oranges, apples, pears, melons all work well.
- 8 peeled cucumber slices, medium thickness
- 1½ to 2 tablespoons of Pesto
- Small cut pieces of mandarin or other available fruit
- Arrange cucumber slices on a plate. Drop half a teaspoon or so of pesto on each slice and top with mandarin or other fruit.