Jun 302015
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Vegetable Canapes with Blue Cheese


Most people can be divided into those who have a sweet tooth and those who have a savoury tooth. While I enjoy sweet things in moderation, my strongest cravings are always for savoury food.


If I happen to have leftovers from dinner in the fridge, they become my quick savoury snack. But when I don’t have leftovers to fall back on, my go-to snack to satiate an attack of the savoury-tooth-monster is Vegetable Canapes with Blue Cheese.


Vegetable Canapes with Blue Cheese is a rather fancy name for a very simple snack. It just involves slicing some fresh cucumbers and tomatoes and adding drops of blue cheese on top. A scattering of blueberries or grapes is optional.


The vegetables and fruit on the plate are not simply there to be healthy. They actually play a role in enhancing the taste of the blue cheese, making the flavour resonate on the sides of your tongue even more (you’ll be familiar with that feeling if you have a savoury tooth like me).


There are no quantities for the ingredients. Simply assemble as much as will be eaten within an hour. These are so fast to put together that you can always make more very easily.


Vegetable Canapes with Blue Cheese make a delicious quick casual snack but they are also pretty enough to be used as part of a party table.


Vegetable Canapes with Blue Cheese







Cucumber, sliced

Cherry tomatoes, halved

Blue cheese, crumbled

Blueberries or grapes (optional)



  1. Wash and dry your cucumber and tomatoes.
  2. Slice your cucumber into discs and arrange on a platter.
  3. Cut your cherry tomatoes in half and place them around the sliced cucumbers, cut-side up.
  4. Crumble your blue cheese and place a small amount on top of each cucumber slice and tomato half.
  5. Scatter with blueberries or grapes (optional).
  6. Serve immediately.


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