The theme was 1950s and the style was pot-luck.
My sister came into town for a family reunion this past weekend and we prepped our dishes beforehand together. She was planning to bring her famous ham + swiss sammies, which are heavenly and full of flavor. Although delicious, I wanted to bring a healthy alternative as we have a few vegetarian + gluten-free family members. I did a quick search for 1950's appetizers and behold the canapé's.
can·a·pé (noun): a small piece of bread or pastry with a savory topping, often served with drinks at a reception or formal party.
I went to the store to see what was fresh and grabbed a few items to make my own version. My canapé's are vegan, gluten-free, and take only ten minutes to assemble from start to finish. They are perfect to bring to any labor day gathering this weekend.
Sundried Tomato + Basil Hummus (Vegan) (I used Cedar's found at Sprout's Farmer's Market)
Freshly cracked pepper
1) Wash and dry all produce. Slice cucumbers into thin rounds.
2) Lay out crackers and top with sliced cucumber.
3) Scoop a spoonful of hummus onto each cucumber.
4) Sprinkle a pinch of dill on top of hummus. (You can also put the dill on top of the tomato but I found it easier to stay put underneath.)
5) Spear a cherry tomato atop the dill.
6) Sprinkle all with freshly cracked pepper.
7) Bon appétit!