Salami Cups Appetizer Recipe

Salami Cups Appetizer Recipe

These tiny Salami Cups Appetizer are a clever and entertaining snack idea that would be ideal for your upcoming gathering. In order to create a crispy base, sliced salami is baked into small bowl shapes for the edible cups.

You can fill each salami cup with your preferred assortment of cheeses, various antipasto components, and herbs. You can also experiment with savory and sweet pairings, such as our Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates. These salami pieces can be filled in a plethora of ways. See how simple they are to prepare by watching the video lesson.

Salami Cups

Salami Cups Recipe

You’ll adore that these Salami Antipasto Cups are: a nutritious, high-protein after-school snack for your youngsters or an appetiser for your upcoming party.

  • SO easy to make, but they look impressive
  • Make ahead friendly, use your muffin tin to safely transport them to a party
  • Completely customizable – use what you like (or what you have on hand), and omit any ingredients you don’t care for
  • Perfect finger food – no need for utensils, crackers, or toast since everything is conveniently contained in the edible vessel (just like our Jalapeno Poppers), making them both keto and gluten-free

Ingredients for Salami Bites

You can really customize the ingredients for these antipasti bites, but one thing that I want to emphasize is that you have to use the right size salami (4-inch diameter). I can tell you from experience that if you use a smaller piece, it will shrink down to an extremely tiny size in the oven, making it difficult to fill.

  1. Salami: Choose between regular and spicy; just be sure the cut is correct. 24 pieces are required, or 12–24 ounces, depending on how thick your slices are.
  2. Diced half a cup of fresh mozzarella cheese. You can dice up a larger ball of mozzarella or use the little ones.
  3. Cut Cherry Tomatoes in Half
  4. Marinated Bell Pepper: Carefully empty the jar and roughly chop.
  5. Marinated Artichoke Hearts: finely sliced and well-drained
  6. Finely chopped and pitted Kalamata olives
  7. Extra virgin olive oil is what I like to use for this dish.
  8. Thinly cut or chiffonade fresh basil leaves

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Tip And Trick

The ratio of salty, savory, and sweet fillings should be maintain. Since salami is already inherently salty, you don’t want to add too many marinated components, as this will increase the salt content. For this reason, I do not recommend using marinated mozzarella balls (please disregard the marinated mozzarella balls that are pictured; I was just learning from my mistakes).

How to Make Salami Cups

  • To make: Set the oven temperature to 400°F. Using a regular muffin or cupcake tin, place one salami slice over each cup. Little pleats will form on the sides as you press the salami into the cups.
  • Cook: The salami should be baked for 7 to 9 minutes, or until it retains its shape and is crispy on the edges. Take out of the oven and let it to cool for five minutes before moving it to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling. Note: Depending on your salami’s thickness, the cooking time will change. Be careful while handling very thin salami as it might burn rapidly.
  • Mix and Fill: Toss gently to combine the ingredients for the filling with the olive oil in a mixing dish. In each cup, divide the filling.

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Pro Tip:

You can insert 1-inch foil balls into each Salami Cups Appetizer to hold the salami in cup form while it bakes if you are having trouble keeping the salami cups open like a tiny bowl.

Other Crispy Salami Cup Variations

These antipasto cups are quite customizable; you can use about anything that fits or can be sliced to fit. Try experimenting with different nuts and cheeses, or include more vegetables or protein. An incorrect response is not possible. Among the variations I enjoy are:

  • Cups of Goat Cheese, Pistachios, and Dates: Combines crisp, nutty pistachios with sweet dates and tangy, creamy goat cheese. In one cup, it touches every texture! This is a genius flavor combo that I discovered from my friend Jen!
  • Caprese Salami Cups: Top with fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil, then top with a dash of black pepper and a balsamic glaze.
  • Sweet and Savory Salami Cups: Stuff with chopped almonds, honey, and cream cheese. Add some fresh fruit, such as sliced grapes or strawberries, on top.
  • Mediterranean Salami Cups: Fill each cup with feta cheese, cucumber, cherry tomatoes cut in quarters, black olives, and tzatziki sauce.
  • Toss: cooked chicken shreds in buffalo sauce to make Buffalo Chicken Salami Cups. Fill the cups and top with blue cheese crumbles and celery.

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You’ll adore that the salami cups and filling can be made ahead of time. In order to preserve crispness, fill the cups right before serving.

  • To Refrigerate: Separately, place the cups in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to a day after baking, cooling, and filling them. This will make it simple for you to put these salami bites together right before your celebration.
  • Freezing: This recipe shouldn’t be frozen, in our opinion.

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