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Two Ways to make Easy Salami Roses

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Do you love a good charcuterie board and want to make it even more special? Let me show you two different ways to make Easy Salami Roses that are sure to impress.  You won’t believe how simple it is to do.

Four salami roses.  One large and three small roses.
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How to make Roses out of Salami

I absolutely love putting together charcuterie boards.  In fact, I make one any chance I get.  They are a great appetizer that requires minimal effort and are so much fun. 

Making roses out of salami is always an impressive addition that guests go crazy for.  Today I am going to teach you how to make them for yourself with a few easy steps, so you can have them at your next party.

This step by step tutorial will have you making them in minutes and adding them to your favorite charcuterie board. This Summer Charcuterie Board is a fun option!

Ingredients need for this Recipe

The only ingredient you need is pre-sliced salami but the truth is that you can also use other meats for a beautiful salami rose. 

Prosciutto, pepperoni, turkey, ham and roast beef are all great meat options as long as they are sliced thin.  To get a good end result you will want to cut bigger slices of deli meat down with a round cookie cutter to keep everything the same size.

How to make a Salami Rose using a Glass

This is the first way that I learned to make roses with salami. The simple process uses an item that everyone has {a glass} and once you start making them you can adjust to any size flower by changing the size of the glass you use.

For smaller flowers use a shot glass or champagne flute.  Use a bigger glass for a large salami rose.

1. Fold the first slice of salami in half and place over the rim of the glass with half of the salami pieces inside and outside of the glass.  Continue adding slices, being sure to overlap by 1/4-1/2 inch until the rim is covered. This creates the first layer.

2. They add a second layer using the same process.  Keep adding layers of salami until you have 6-9 layers.

Steps 1 and 2 of making a rose with salami and a glass.

3. Once you have all of the layers added, turn the glass upside down and onto a small plate. Carefully remove the glass to reveal a rose shape.

4. Use the salami rose immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Steps 3 and 4 of making salami roses with a glass. Turning over the glass and removing it.

Rolling Salami to make a Rose

To make smaller meat roses, all you will need is a toothpick to keep the salami rosettes together.

1. Fold 5-10 slices of salami in half. Place the first one down and then add the others in a long line. Each piece of salami should be added to the middle of the one before.

2. Starting with the first salami slice that was laid down, begin to roll the line of meat tightly. Once you are at the end, use a toothpick to secure it.

Steps 1 and 2 of rolling salami to make a rose.

Expert Tips

  • Press and hold the salami over the edge of the clean glass so that they take the shape of the glass. This will ensure that the rose stays together nicely.
  • Use a variety of glasses and meats to make an array of roses. This adds awesome texture and flavors to the board.  It is also an easy way to add a gorgeous detail to snack boards.
  • The best way to store the roses is on the glass. Cover it tightly with saran wrap or an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Add cheese or fresh fruit to the rolled roses.  Using a mini brie bite or cubed melon to the toothpick for a great way to add a fun twist.

FAQs

How many pieces of salami does it take to make a rose?

The number of salami slices you use will depend on the size of glass and the amount of layers you decide to use.

For a smaller roses you will only need about 15 but for a large one it will take 24-26 slices.

Can I make the charcuterie roses ahead of time?

They can absolutely be made ahead of time which makes assembling the charcuterie board so much easier.

I suggest making them anywhere from a couple hours to a day ahead of time.

Can I make pepperoni roses?

Yes! To adjust for the size of the pepperoni you may need to use a smaller glass but the same technique as above.

What size of salami do I use?

I suggest using a larger size of meat for making roses but you can adjust the size of each flower by changing the size of the glass.

A close up of a large salami rose.

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Two sizes of roses made with salami.

How to make Roses with Salami

Adding a salami rose to a charcuterie board is an easy way to take it to the next level. I am showing you two ways to do it easily and impress everyone.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 1 vote
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Ingredients

  • 15-26 slices salami

Instructions

How to make one with a Glass

  • Fold the first slice of salami in half and place over the rim of the glass with half of the salami pieces inside and outside of the glass.  Continue adding slices, being sure to overlap by 1/4-1/2 inch until the rim is covered. This creates the first layer.
    Then add a second layer using the same process.  Keep adding layers of salami until you have 6-9 layers {or your desired size}.
    Once you have all of the layers added, turn the glass upside down and onto a small plate. Carefully remove the glass to reveal a rose shape.
    Use the salami rose immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

How to make one by Rolling

  • Fold 5-10 slices of salami in half. Place the first one down and then add the others in a long line. Each piece of salami should be added to the middle of the one before.
    Starting with the first salami slice that was laid down, begin to roll the line of meat tightly. Once you are at the end, use a toothpick to secure it.

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Notes

  • Press and hold the salami over the edge of the clean glass so that they take the shape of the glass. This will ensure that the rose stays together nicely.
  • Use a variety of glasses and meats to make an array of roses. This adds awesome texture and flavors to the board.  It is also an easy way to add a gorgeous detail to snack boards.
  • Using a mini brie bite or cubed melon to the toothpick for a great way to add a fun twist.
  • Prosciutto, pepperoni, turkey, ham and roast beef are all great meat options as long as they are sliced thin.  To get a good end result you will want to cut bigger slices of deli meat down with a round cookie cutter to keep everything the same size.
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