Here's a new, easy and attractive way to serve a favorite appetizer. The creamy cheese mixture and tang of capers combine with the robust flavor of Genoa salami and a hint of fresh basil for a sensational starter.
4 ounces cream cheese, softened (½ of an 8 ounce package)
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese or shredded Asiago cheese
1 tablespoon drained capers
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
24 thin deli-sliced Margherita® Deli Genoa Salami
24 yellow or red cherry or grape tomatoes, or a combination of yellow and red
Combine cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, capers and basil, mixing well.
Spread 1 teaspoon cheese mixture over center of each slice of salami. Place one tomato in center of cheese. Gather up salami around cheese and tomato, forming a rosette and pressing lightly to hold shape.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving to guests.