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Charcuterie in a Jar Appetizer Recipe

It’s an instant party with this TikTok-famous jarcuterie recipe. Take your snacking faves like salami, cheese, olives and more, put ‘em all in a ranch-blessed mason jar, and you’re a get-together guru. Wanna get fancy? Add a rosemary branch.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Cook Time 0 min
  • Servings 8
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Ingredients (11)

Assorted Charcuterie Items:

  • salami 24 slices
  • small cheddar cheese cubes 24
  • gherkins or mini pickles, or 8 pickle spears 8–16
  • pitted olives 24
  • seedless grapes 32
  • breadsticks in assorted varieties (8 each of 3 different kinds/heights) 24
  • assorted nuts
  • rosemary or thyme branches, for garnish (optional)
  • short skewers or long cocktail toothpicks, for arranging (40+)
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (3)

  1. 1

    In the bottom of each glass or jar, pour about 2–3 tablespoons of ranch dressing.

  2. 2

    Fold the salami into quarters and thread 3 pieces each onto 8 skewers. Thread three cheese cubes each onto 8 skewers, 1–2 gherkins each onto 8 skewers, 3 olives each onto 8 skewers and 4 grapes each onto 8 skewers.

  3. 3

    Stand the assorted skewers up into each cup. Stabilize with about 3 breadsticks each and assorted nuts, until the cups are crowded and arranged to your liking. If desired, stick in a rosemary branch or thyme branch for garnish.

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recommend 90.9% would recommend this recipe

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fun! The jar idea is such a great one and good suggestions on what to use for people not sure how to do a charcuterie board, like me!
Date published: 2022-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect snack Can't go wrong with this snack. Everyone loves having their own jar.
Date published: 2022-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in the time of covid Loved the individual servings, exactly what we need in this time of social distancing
Date published: 2022-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charcuterie in jar This is such a clever and gorgeous recipe. Delicious and then some. I've never seen this set up before and instantly loved it. Thank you hidden valley
Date published: 2022-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Charcuterie in a jar appetizer acquired taste..Good snack Very good at parties.Kid friendly.
Date published: 2022-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun! These were to much fun to make or game night and everyone loved them!
Date published: 2021-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from looks as good as it tastes These make super cute just displayed, lots of compliments when I served them to guests. As an appetizer they taste good and are easy to eat.
Date published: 2021-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun in a jar appetizer This was an easy dish (I mean jar) to put together. Instead of salami, I used sliced chicken in place of salami. Added cherry tomatoes
Date published: 2021-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to make and fun to eat This was kind of like a craft project. The recipe as written is very good, but it's really rasy to get creative with this one. Substitutions are a breeze. This was a hit at my house.
Date published: 2021-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charcuterie in a Jar Appetizer in a jar is so smart and easy to put together, taste great and everyone loved these, I really enjoyed making this recipe and recommend it!
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Always looking for good appetizers These would be great for one of my parties or family hor-dourve nights
Date published: 2021-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mason jar appetizer This will be a great hit at our ChristmasEve gathering. These are great looking and easy to make can't wait.
Date published: 2021-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this This will be a great hit at my holiday parties. These are great looking and easy to make can't wait.
Date published: 2021-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was so fun! My friends and I always joke about how we aren't fancy enough for a charcuterie board. When they came in and saw this creation, they went crazy! It's so easy to make. A lot of fun and of course, tasty!
Date published: 2021-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Party appetizer Perfect party appetizer!!so cute wand delicious!!!
Date published: 2021-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charcuteir appetitizers in a Jar I like this combination of salami, olives, grapes, bread sticks and others in a jar.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This was so much fun to make. Also very tasty. Great for a picnic
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So cute So cute and easy to do for a party especially if your worried about germs. They are all individual and ready to be eaten. Can also be customized with different items if needed.
Date published: 2021-07-16
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