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 BowlI 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.

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 BowlSince 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 BowlOf 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

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.
 Keywordpickles in a blanket appetizer
 Prep Time15 minutes
 Total Time15 minutes
 Servings 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.

Chef’s Notes:

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