How To Make Salami Roses

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 1 minute
Total: 1 minute

Wondering how to make Salami Roses to add flare to any charcuterie board? In just a few simple steps, you can learn how to make Salami Roses.

How to Make Salami Roses

Add a beautiful salami rose to your next charcuterie board. These are the perfect thing to make for any gathering or party. It is an easy way to take any cured meat and elevate them into a beautiful shape of a rose. Then just add your favorite cheeses and you are set.

For more information about salami, visit the USDA to learn more.


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  • 1 Minute: Make the perfect rose in under 1 minute to get this beautiful and best results.
  • Easy Ingredients: Make salami roses in a few easy steps, all you will need is salami slices and green olives.
  • Charcuterie Board: These salami roses are the perfect thing to add to a a charcuterie for a beautiful design and makes for great party snacks. Even make Pepperoni roses for different size and shaped roses.
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Olives and roses made from the meat.

Ingredient Notes

  • Salami: To make a salami rose, you will need 4 slices of salami, more if you want to make more roses you will need more salami.
  • Green Olives: For just one salami rose, you will need 2 green olives, or more if plan to make more.

Equipment Needed

  • Toothpicks

How to Make a Salami Rose

These are the basic steps for making Salami Roses. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Forming the roses by rolling them and pining in place.

STEP 1: MAKE SALAMI ROSES

To make a salami rose, use 4 slices overlap each piece of salami over the other pieces of salami, fold in half and roll tightly starting from one folded edge to the other, secure with a toothpick and secure each side of the toothpick with a green olive. Arrange on a cheese plate or cutting board, serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, follow the instructions as usual, add to a plate and cover with saran wrap and leave in the fridge for 1-3 days.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store salami roses on a covered serving plate or in airtight container in the fridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN YOU MAKE SALAMI ROSES AHEAD OF TIME?

You can make these 1-2 days ahead of time storing in airtight container in the fridge.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE BLACK OLIVES IN PLACE OF GREEN OLIVES?

You can also use black olives instead of green olives for these salami roses.

CAN THIS FOR A PARTY?

A beautiful rose makes for a great decorative touch that everyone will be impressed by. Just increase the proportions depending on how many you want to make.

HOW MANY SLICES OF SALAMI DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A ROSE?

To make a one salami rose, you will need 4 salami pieces.

Top photo of three of the salami roses.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Mini Mozzarella: If you aren’t a fan of olives, you can also use mini mozzarella balls to secure the toothpicks in stead of olives.
  • Flower Charcuterie Board: A fun way to make a simple charcuterie board into a unique charcuterie board made with meat roses, you could do a mix of salami flower, mortadela, or capicola would be the best meats to make meat flowers with.
  • Snack Boards: Add these salami roses to a snack grazing board along with fresh fruit, nuts, cheese, and crackers. Your kids would love to have individual snack trays.
  • Large Salami Rose: For larger roses use a total of 6 slices of salami.
  • Use edge of a glass: You can also make salami roses using the rim of a wine glass or a champagne glass or shot glass if you don’t have any wine glasses. Use this salami rose tutorial video.
  • Cheeseboard Tips: When arranging a cheese board make sure to leave empty spaces using a glass upside down to save spaces for other ingredients.

What to Serve with Salami Roses

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How to Make Salami Roses
5 from 2 votes

How to Make Salami Roses

Yield: 1 Rose
Prep: 1 minute
Total: 1 minute
Make Salami Roses to add flare to any charcuterie board. In just a few simple steps, you can learn how to make Salami Roses.
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Equipment

  • Toothpicks

Ingredients

  • 4 salami slices
  • 2 Green olives

Instructions

  • Layout 4 salami slices, overlapping
  • Fold the slices, keeping them together, in half horizontally with the fold facing you
  • Starting from the left side, tightly roll to the other side and secure with a toothpick
  • Place green olives on the exposed ends of the toothpick

Expert Tips

  • Mini Mozzarella: If you aren’t a fan of olives, you can also use mini mozzarella balls to secure the toothpicks in stead of olives.
  • Flower Charcuterie Board: A fun way to make a simple charcuterie board into a unique charcuterie board made with meat roses, you could do a mix of salami flower, mortadela, or capicola would be the best meats to make meat flowers with.
  • Snack Boards: Add these salami roses to a snack grazing board along with fresh fruit, nuts, cheese, and crackers. Your kids would love to have individual snack trays.
  • Large Salami Rose: For larger roses use a total of 6 slices of salami.
  • Use edge of a glass: You can also make salami roses using the rim of a wine glass or a champagne glass or shot glass if you don’t have any wine glasses. Use this salami rose tutorial video.
  • Cheeseboard Tips: When arranging a cheese board make sure to leave empty spaces using a glass upside down to save spaces for other ingredients.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 10 minute

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