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Salami Rose Skewers

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There is no doubt that salami makes a perfect appetizer, and with this awesome hack to turn salami pieces into a rose, your next charcuterie board display will be divine – and delicious. 

The Salami Rose tutorial below will show you how to make meat roses that can be duplicated with any other appetizer meats and make your holiday boards stand out.

easy appetizer trays with meat and cheese.

Why you will love making Salami Roses!

Whether making this fun appetizer for a charcuterie board or serving up to guests at a party, salami roses with mozzarella balls are more than just a decoration.

These itty bitty meat roses are quick to make (just a minute or so!) and great use of cold cuts. 

Holiday fun without the work – Maybe a little over the top, but these fancy-looking meat roses are a great way to impress and a stunning addition to a tray. 

TikTok Salami Roses for the win!

We learned about this amazing TikTok Viral food hack from creator @Kampers_Kitchen. You can see the entire food video below: 

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Salami rose & mozz skewers 🌹⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze and you’ve got yourself a fun summer appetizer 🤩⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #kamperskitchen #salamirose #skewers #cheese #salami #mozzarella #appetizer #horsdoeuvres

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Our thoughts on this Viral Recipe – You know what’s delicious, this…but with Everything Bagel Seasoning! I love this type of cheese, but I always feel like it needs salt!

So this seasoning was perfect for it. Plus, everything bagel has a lot of organic feel to this display and ties in a fancy authentic look and feel.

skewers with little mozzarella balls and salami roses.

Ingredients:

  • “cherry size” fresh mozzarella balls, drained – my mozzarella said Fresh Mozzarella, Ciliegine “cherry Size” on the tub.
  • Salami – My salami was Italian dry salami, 5oz, and I didn’t get the deli salami as that’s probably 3-3-1/2″ around. This salami is 2 or 2.5″, which I think is necessary for the “roses” on this small toothpick skewer. These are also bigger than the pepperoni you’d buy in the package.
  • fresh mint leaves
  • everything bagel seasoning
perfect meat roses with mozzarella balls.

How to make a Salami Rose.

  1. To make roses, place two slices of salami pieces next to each other, overlapping slightly.
  2. Fold in half lengthwise, so you have “two hills” and a flat bottom of the salami.
  3. Beginning with one end, roll the pieces of salami, and you’ll end with a rose.
  4. To assemble on skewers: Slide one mozzarella ball onto a skewer.
easy salami rosettes for charcuterie board.
  1. Add 1-2 mint leaves, followed by a salami rose.
  2. Add 1-2 additional mint leaves and one more mozzarella ball.
  3. Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
  4. Serve salami flowers immediately on grazing boards or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Expert Charcuterie Board Tips

Serve these beautiful salami slices with a wine glass or champagne flute of your favorite beverage. The rose shape pairs perfectly on snack boards in just a couple of minutes. 

Try this simple charcuterie board idea for a beautiful rose with other cold meats! Make sure they have a circle shape and are a large enough slice of meat to get a nice roll. 

For meats that are not the right shape, use a circle cookie cutter or biscuit cutter. Stiffer meats like pepperoni and cured meats like prosciutto or Canadian bacon are all great meat options for a nice decorative touch with minimal effort. 

Common pairings to serve salami rosettes with are fresh fruit, chocolate dipping sauce, nuts ( I prefer almonds and pecans), cheese slices, and adding board with crackers. Anything you can serve on an appetizer platter can go well.

Jalapeno Poppers are a great appetizer for nearly any occasion – or whip up stuffed jalapenos in an air fryer for a treat for one!

Bring on the apple slices or graham crackers; a peanut butter cream cheese ball is perfection in the fall.

Bacon is great for toppings, but it also can make finger food for snack boards! Try making twisted bacon for an on-the-go grab crunch.

See all of our tiktok recipes here or our entire site dedicated to viral recipes over here.

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Salami Rose Appetizer (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 5 minutes
Salami Roses with Mozzarella Balls is a great viral appetizer recipe. Learn how to make meat roses and serve them up for a stunning snack board display.

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz. Mozzarella Balls drained of water
  • 6 oz. Salami
  • fresh mint leaves
  • everything bagel seasoning

Instructions

  • To make roses, place two salami pieces next to each other, overlapping slightly.
  • Fold in half lengthwise, so you have "two hills" and a flat bottom of the salami.
  • Beginning with one end, roll the salami, and you'll end with a rose. 
  • Slide one mozzarella ball onto a skewer.
  • Add 1-2 mint leaves, followed by a salami rose.
  • Add 1-2 additional mint leaves and one more mozzarella ball.
  • Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning. 
  • Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Notes

Notes on ingredients – My salami was: Italian dry salami, 5oz, and my mozzarella said Fresh Mozzarella, Ciliegine “cherry Size” on the tub. I didn’t get the deli salami as that’s probably 3-3-1/2″ around. This salami is 2 or 2.5″, which I think is necessary for the “roses” on this small toothpick skewer. These are also bigger than the pepperoni you’d buy in the package. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2skewers | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 54mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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4 Comments

  1. What size are your skewers?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      We used a small toothpick skewer, about 4 inches. You can really use any size you like focusing on the rose or adding extra leaves and mozzarella balls. Since its not an appetizer that has to be cooked, the assembly is more about your creativity.

  2. How far in advanced can these be made? We are preparing for a wedding and want to make these. But everything must be nearly done if not fully completed before packing and moving 2 days ahead. There will be maybe 4 people preparing foods, decorating, setting up tables, chairs, etc. Of course then tending to the food and drinks. Not to mention full clean up afterwards.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      I havent tested these for 2 days. I would suggest just making a few quick ones and putting in fridge and seeing how they hold up with your transfer. My instinct says it should be fine but my worry mainly is the wilting of the leaves.

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