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Salami Rosettes

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.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Combine cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, capers and basil, mixing well.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving to guests.