Salami roll ups but easier and without the mess

In the midwest, salami roll up appetizers are a staple at gatherings. Few ingredients, greasy and popular. For those who have never heard of them, they are simply sliced salami smeared with cream cheese and usually stuffed with a small dill pickle. 

Anyone can make them but they are time consuming. And did I mention greasy? So I found a better way. 

Here's what you need. 


1 brick cream cheese at room temperature, the lower fat kind works fine too

1/2 cup sour cream, light works fine

1/3 cup dill relish, drained

A stick of hard salami. Okay, for some reason my grocer was out and the deli was closed so I used summer sausage here in case you are looking closely. 

All you have to do is mix the cream cheese, sour cream and dill relish in a bowl. Give it a taste to see if you like more pickle taste. However, the longer this lives in the fridge, the stronger the pickle taste gets, so take that into consideration. 

When you are ready to serve, slice the meat into coins - not too thick but sturdy enough to stand on their own.

That's it. If you make it ahead of time the pickles turn it a nice shade of green, great for spring holidays. Hope you like it!