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This typical Puerto Rican appetizer features salami, guava paste and sharp Cheddar cheese, stacked onto buttery crackers. This Salami, Guava and Cheese Appetizer is a staple at many Puerto Rican parties, and a perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors.
When I think of Puerto Rican food, it’s always simple , but utterly delicious. A perfect example is this Puerto Rican Salami, Guava and Cheese Appetizer. This dish is an example of entremeses tipico (typical hors d’oeuvres) that are commonly featured at Puerto Rican gatherings.
My dad is the designated appetizer assembler in our family, and this recipe is one of his signature dishes. Sometimes, he’d get super fancy and put a sliced pimento stuffed olive on top of the guava. But more often than not, the salami, cheese and guava paste trifecta was the star of the show. I can’t decide which is my favorite flavor, because they’re so perfectly balanced when you combine them!
The combination of guava and cheese is actually very common in Latin American countries like Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Colombia. We’re all about the sweet and salty stuff! Now, I’ll admit this isn’t really a recipe, as much as it is an assembly of various ingredients, stacked on top of a crunchy butter cracker. This makes it a super fast and easy appetizer to put together last minute! This is why I love keeping a package of Margherita® Genoa Salami in my fridge at all times. It’s perfect for snacking, entertaining, and incorporating into everyday recipes!
Available at your local deli, Margherita Cracker Cut products are flavorful, high quality dry sausage products. They can be used to create great recipes for all snacking occasions. It comes pre-sliced, so putting together delicious snacks and appetizers is a breeze! Margherita Cracker Cut products help me serve up stress free party appetizer that my guests absolutely love! I hope you try this delicious family recipe, it’s near and dear to my heart, and I think you’ll love it too!
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Puerto Rican Salami, Guava and Cheese Appetizers (Entremeses Tipicos)
A typical Puerto Rican appetizer that requires no cooking!
- 1 sleeve buttery round crackers
- 35 slices Margherita Genoa Salami
- sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
- guava paste, cut into ½ inch cubes
Place crackers onto a serving platter.
Top with the salami, cheese and guava paste. Serve immediately.