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Pickles in a Blanket

    A quick and easy snack or appetizer, these salty, savory, creamy bites of salami, herbed goat cheese and dill pickle are a big crowd pleaser.

    Pickles in a Blanket by The Lemon Bowl

    I am a huge fan of party snacks. When given the choice of a dessert table or an appetizer spread, I will always choose savory over sweet. Speaking of sweet… today I am so thrilled to be participating in a SURPRISE virtual baby shower for my beautiful friend Lauren of Keep it Sweet Desserts.

    Lauren is expecting her first baby and I’m so excited that she’s having A BOY! I know I’m a little biased but I think boys are the best.

    Liz and Lauren in NYC - The Lemon Bowl
    From Left to Right: Me, Audra, Lauren, Ashley and Joanne

    Lauren and I had the chance to meet face to face this past summer when I was visiting NYC for a couple days. We had so much fun walking, talking and eating out way through Chelsea Market.

    Pickles in a Blanket - The Lemon Bowl

    Since I knew Lauren’s friends would be baking tons of fabulous desserts for our virtual baby shower, I decided to make a savory appetizer to balance out the sugar. Pickles in a Blanket are such a fun and EASY party appetizer that is perfect as we head into the holidays and the busy entertaining time of year.

    Pickles in a Blanket Appetizer - The Lemon Bowl

    Of course, pregnant women love pickles in all forms but who doesn’t? Salty, crunchy and low calorie, these bites are delicious with a cocktail but frankly they make a somewhat healthy, high protein, low carb and gluten free snack any day of the year. Win Win.

    Happy Baby Shower Lauren!! I can’t wait for your little one to make his debut into the world!

    Pickles in a Blanket Appetizer - The Lemon Bowl

    Pickles in a Blanket Appetizer Recipe

    4.18 stars average
    A fun and easy appetizer for any party, your guests will love these salty, savory, creamy bites of salami, herbed goat cheese and dill pickle.
    PREP: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 15 mins
    Servings: 24 pieces


    • 12 slices Genoa salami (thinly sliced)
    • 12 baby dill pickles (quartered)
    • 4 ounces Boursin cheese (I used garlic and fine herbs)


    • To assemble, stack the salami slices and cut in half to create 24 half moons. Lay each half moon slice of salami out on a flat work surface or cutting board.
    • Using a butter knife, spread a small amount (1/2 teaspoon) of the cheese on each salami half starting in the center, middle.
    • Place a piece of pickle in the center of the salami on top of the cheese and tightly roll into a cone shape. Pierce with a toothpick to keep in place and arrange on a platter to serve.


    There’s no right or wrong way to roll the salami – it will taste delicious no matter how it looks but I found the cone shapes to work well for presentation.
    Serving Size is 4 pieces


    Calories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 0.8gProtein: 2.9gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 288mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0.8g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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