Salami Cream Cheese Sandwich

Mmm Salami... This salami sandwich with cream cheese spread can be made made in advance - Perfect for work or school lunch! | NatashasKitchen.com

Mmmm salami sandwich… 🙂 When life gets busy, having a few good sandwich recipes up your sleeve is brilliant! I’m generally not big on cold sandwiches so for me to love a sandwich, it has to be pretty awesome.

This salami sandwich literally takes about 5 minutes to put together but it tastes fancy and is so satisfying. It’s perfect for a work or school lunch since you can make it the night before. The spread is cream cheese based so your sandwich won’t get soggy.

Mmm Salami... This salami and cream cheese sandwich can be made made in advance - Perfect for work or school lunch! | NatashasKitchen.com

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Ingredients for 4 Large Salami Sandwiches:

8 oz cream cheese, cold or room temp
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup finely chopped dill (fresh or frozen)
1 garlic clove, pressed
8 slices of sandwich bread (we used sourdough)
8-10 oz genoa salami
4 large leaves of green lettuce

Mmm Salami... This salami and cream cheese sandwich can be made made in advance - Perfect for work or school lunch! | NatashasKitchen.com

How to Make a Salami Sandwich with Cream Cheese Spread:

1. In a small bowl, combine 8 oz cream cheese, 1/4 cup green onions, 1/4 cup dill, and press in 1 garlic clove. Mash herbs into the cream cheese until incorporated (P.S. This spread keeps well in the fridge for 3-5 days!)

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2. Spread about 1-2 Tbsp of the cream cheese mixture on one side of each bread slice.

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3. Top with lettuce and about 6-8 pieces of salami, or to taste, now slap ’em together and enjoy!

Mmm Salami... This salami and cream cheese sandwich can be made made in advance - Perfect for work or school lunch! | NatashasKitchen.com

Mmm Salami... This salami sandwich with cream cheese spread can be made made in advance - Perfect for work or school lunch! | NatashasKitchen.com

Salami Cream Cheese Sandwich

5 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
This salami sandwich literally takes about 5 minutes to put together. It's the perfect lunch for work or school since you can make it the night before.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $14-$16
Servings: 4 Large Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese cold or room temp
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill fresh or frozen
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 8 slices of sandwich bread we used sourdough
  • 8-10 oz genoa salami
  • 4 large leaves of green lettuce

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 8 oz cream cheese, 1/4 cup green onions, 1/4 cup dill, and press in 1 garlic clove. Mash herbs into the cream cheese.
  2. Spread about 1-2 Tbsp of the cream cheese mixture on one side of each bread slice.
  3. Top with lettuce and about 6-8 pieces of salami, or to taste.

Recipe Notes

This spread keeps well in the fridge for 3-5 days.

 

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  • Jessica H
    May 11, 2018

    I have been making this spread for nearly two years now and have found a few tricks. For the cream cheese, use a container of whipped cream cheese. Not only is it easier to spread, but it also gives you a container to store it in and it lasts longer. Also, if you use ritz crackers, you can turn it into a great snack. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 11, 2018

      Great suggestion Jessica, thanks for sharing with other readers!! Reply

  • Cynthia Rucker
    May 11, 2018

    I am so glad to find this recipe for the cream cheese spread instead of mayonnaise. Our mayonnaise is made with soy which I know is not good for us. Now I have a great replacement spread that to me is much more delicious! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 11, 2018

      You’re welcome Cynthia! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know what you think! Reply

  • Rana
    February 24, 2018

    What can i substitute for dill? I personally don’t like dill whatsoever but these sandwiches look amazing Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 25, 2018

      Hi Rana, I would just omit dill from the recipe. It will still taste great 😀 Reply

  • J. D.
    December 28, 2017

    Love the recipe from reading but I have to try it first. A salami sandwich to me includes spicy brown mustard, I like the twang of spicy goodness from German brown mustard. So, I have to try this first, then possibly add the mustard afterwards if it needs it. I’d say by the comments and ingredients, try it first, then “doctor it” if need be. I also like pepper jack cheese . . . I’ll rate this after I try it. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 28, 2017

      I hope you enjoy it J.D. Please do let me know what you think! Reply

  • Prudence Weaver
    October 26, 2017

    This is my new favorite sandwich….its so good! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that Prudence! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • Tatyana S.
    October 17, 2017

    One Yummy sandwich, Love that it can stay fresh in the fridge overnight👍🏻

    when I’m in a hurry I just put cream cheese spread by itself and the salami lettuce cucumber and it’s ready!

    Would love to know if you have anymore sandwiches that can be made the night before (for packing lunch). Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 17, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Tatyana! Thanks for sharing your great review and I will keep your suggestion in mind! Reply

  • Bob Kompara
    October 2, 2017

    A slab of Vidalia onion is a great add-on if you are staying home for a while. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 2, 2017

      Great suggestion Bob! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Sue Renaud
    September 2, 2017

    I never eat processed meat, however, I definitely need to make an exception and make/eat this sandwich – looks delicious!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 2, 2017

      I hope you love it! 🙂 Reply

  • Ivy
    June 21, 2017

    Thank you for this!!! I made it and tried it with Tortilla wraps today and it was a hit! My husband will be very please for his lunch tomorrow. Definitely he will love this!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 21, 2017

      You’re welcome Ivy! I’m glad you love it! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • April 29, 2017

    Very nice and supple recipe.Will definitely try it out. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 29, 2017

      It is really delicious Eric! Please let me know what you think! Reply

  • Dee
    January 26, 2017

    Delicious!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2017

      I am glad you enjoyed it Dee! Reply

  • Linen
    August 13, 2016

    This was so so tasty! I had pinned this and wanted to make something satisfying to pack in the cooler for my son’s football game. Oh man. I love this sandwich. It’s going to be a staple in my house!!! Thank you for your consistently delicious recipes and entertaining blog. I know when I see a pin tied to your name that the recipe will be an instant hit! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 13, 2016

      That’s so sweet of you to say! thank you so much 🙂 Reply

  • Stacey
    August 13, 2016

    Sounds good. Plan on making cucumber sandwiches with the leftover spread. Or dukes may even be good in this sandwich. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 13, 2016

      That sounds like a great idea! We’ve added cucumbers to this before and it was delicious! Reply

  • Siddharath Sehdev
    July 13, 2016

    Very nice and supple recipe.Will definitely try it out. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 13, 2016

      Thank you! I hope you love it 🙂 Reply

  • Andrea
    May 4, 2016

    This sandwich looks amazing! Cream cheese is one of my guilty pleasures. Wonder if I could make extra spread and have it with crackers the next day? Will be trying this one this weekend. Thanks for the tasty recipes Natasha. This has become my go-to site for new recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 4, 2016

      Mmm I like where you’re going with the cracker idea! Thank you for your thoughtful comment 🙂 Reply

  • vicky
    April 25, 2016

    do i have to add the dill? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 25, 2016

      You don’t have to add it if you don’t like dill. It adds nice flavor but you could just add a little more chives and make it a chive flavored spread. Reply

  • Mary
    April 11, 2016

    Bought the ingredients today to make for lunch tomorrow. Looking forward to this sandwich…..it looks so good! Fantastic photos! Pinned. Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2016

      Thank you so much Mary! I really appreciate that you pinned it. I hope you really enjoy it! 🙂 Reply

  • Tzivia
    February 3, 2016

    Oh really so cute @ that age. Wow she’s almost a year. Good that she has a big brother to protect her and play with her too lol. Yea definitely lemme know how the eggplant and cheese turn out. Just love the combo of veggies and cheese together, especially melted. Keep more recipes coming gurl cheers Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2016

      Thank you Tzivia 🙂 Reply

      • Tzivia
        February 4, 2016

        Cheers Reply

  • Tzivia
    February 3, 2016

    Hi natasha greetings from ny I must say ur blog and vlogs are really way cool and soooooo awesome. Beautiful family and locations make it really very inviting. Anyhoo that sammie looks soooooo yummmm and delish, however what’s a very good substitute @ I’m a religious jew and cannot mix meat and dairy together. It sorta reminds of the sammie that I made yesterday. I made it with 2 slices of seeded rye bread, a little drop of vinegar and olive oil black pepper a spread of mayo and mustard blended together topped with 3 slices of muenster cheese or whatever cheese u have on hand (am such a hardcore cheese addict lmao) a few slices of beefsteak tomato a few radishes (love them, part of mu Russian blood lol), a few sliced black olives and a few sliced banana peppers for extra spice, cut in half eat yummmm. Also good with a side salad, I cut up some cucs, had some leftover slices from the tomato, and leftover radishes and only a handful of black olives left, made a very awesome tasty healthy side, helluva lot better than fries or rings. Btw it should be called natasha and vadims kitchen lol love how much he helps you out. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2016

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful and encouraging comments :). I agree about the name! If I could go back 6 years, I’d name my site something that encompasses my husband too. We are partners in this blog – he does SO MUCH! Thank you for sharing your sandwich idea. That sounds absolutely delicious!! Reply

      • Tzivia
        February 3, 2016

        Ur welcome sweetheart anytime I guess I may have answered my own question about the sammie without realizing it lol. Np my pleasure natasha, sure please do try it out would luv to hear how it turns out. Awwwww sweet, sounds like ur hubby is such a gentleman, who knows maybe in the future the 2 of you will write a Russian cookbook together, I would hope so. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 3, 2016

          It is one of our goals for the future. We thought it would happen sooner but we’re holding off since we have a baby at home and things are so busy. He is such a good husband and father. I’m truly thankful for him :). Thank you Tzivia! Reply

          • February 3, 2016

            Awwww wow congrats how old is ur baby, sweet. Btw ur older boy is so cute 2, such personality and charisma for someone vso young. Anyway I totally understand the holding off part, but, do lemme know in the near future, when u guys will do it, cuz u already have a 1 customer lol. Btw ur eggplant sammie looks soooooo yummm and awesome, question don’t remember, did u put cheese pr did u leave it off? I love eggplant and cheese some of my faves lol.

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            February 3, 2016

            You’re so sweet. Thank you for being my first customer. lol. Our baby girl is 10 months old and our son just adores her. I’m so thankful they have each other. 🙂 I left the cheese out of that one, but I do love the idea of adding it! I completely forgot that is a vegetarian sandwich. I’m a big eggplant fan as well 🙂

  • Bats
    January 24, 2016

    I see you can keep the spread for 5 days in the refrigerator. What about the freezer? I’m in a single household. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 24, 2016

      Hi Bats, to be honest, I haven’ tried freezing it so I’m to sure how it would affect the flavor/texture. I think it would work but once it’s thawed I’d recommend it is consumed within a couple of days. Reply

  • kristen
    June 30, 2015

    I want to make this tonight for dinner being that it is so hot here in Cali. I don’t have any fresh or frozen dill but I have dried dill. How much do you think I should use? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 30, 2015

      I’d use 1/2 tsp of dried dill and let it meld for a little bit. Fresh or frozen is better because it has enough moisture in it, but I think dried could still work. Reply

      • Kristen
        July 1, 2015

        I tried the dry dill and it turned out great. Everybody loved them. This is definitely a keeper. Thank you so much for the idea. Can’t wait to try some more of your recipes. Reply

  • anna
    June 8, 2015

    As you mentioned earlier we are not big fans of cold sandwiches either, but these sandwiches were the best cold sandwiches I ever had,made them few times already since you posted them. Thanks for all the great recipes I follow you all the time. Would love to see more similar recipes to this one since its getting hotter outside, and I don’t want to hit up the house in the summer. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 8, 2015

      Anna, I have the great sandwich that I would be posting very soon. I think you’ll love it just as much as this one. Thank you for the great review :). Reply

  • I love this! I am so glad you posted this recipe. We plan to make another trip to the beach in a few weeks and this will taste so great next to your Broccoli Walnut Salad I had over the weekend. I can’t wait! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 24, 2015

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that salad! Thanks for your awesome review and a picnic at the beach sounds absolutely dreamy! 🙂 Reply

  • Natalie
    May 22, 2015

    I loooooove this recipe! I’m Ukrainian and my Baba used to make this sandwich for me!!! She added sliced tomatoes from her garden to it. Thank you for the nostalgic memory! I’m going to make these this weekend. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 22, 2015

      You are welcome Natalie :). Don’t you love it when food brings great memories from your childhood? Reply

  • May 20, 2015

    Wow Natasha! The sandwich looks so amazing. It’s a total satisfaction in just five minutes! This is so great! It’s so fresh and healthy. Yummy! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2015

      Hi Maureen and thank you! It really is total satisfaction :). Reply

  • May 20, 2015

    Natasha,

    Love the way the featured image is taken. Holding the sandwich with both hands is so tempting. Got hungry!!

    KP Kwan Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2015

      Ha ha, thanks! The picture totally does the same thing to me. I get hungry every time I look at it. 🙂 Reply

  • May 20, 2015

    I love that you added dill into the spread! We’ve been all over cilantro lately. Hubby kind of started it and now we’re obsessed with greens in our sandwiches. Love, love! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2015

      Oooh I wonder how cilantro would work in this. We love cilantro too. It makes everything taste fresher. Reply

  • This looks like a great sandwich! I usually am not a sandwich fan either mostly because I hate how soggy the bread gets! I love how the cream cheese spread doesn’t infiltrate the bread! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2015

      It’s so great! It doesn’t get soggy at all but has so much flavor and is definitely not dry. Thanks Shelby! Reply

  • Lena
    May 20, 2015

    I just made your sandwich, honestly I’ve craved it since yesterday but only had a chance to make one today; I tosted the bread a little and added all the rest and oh man! It was the bomb! Thank you for such yummilicious recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2015

      Mmm toasted bread sounds even better! I’m so glad you loved it! Reply

  • Tatyana
    May 20, 2015

    Wow! Looks delicious !!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2015

      Thank you Tatyana, satisfaction in five minutes :). Reply

  • Inna
    May 19, 2015

    Natasha,
    Love taking sandwiches to work because they’re so quick and easy to put together. Will definitely try this spread next time. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 19, 2015

      What’s your go-to work sandwich? Any favorites? Reply

  • I love dill in anything, so I usually just shred it with my fingers and add it to the inside of the sandwich but I love the idea of making a spread with it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 19, 2015

      Same here. It makes food taste so fresh and good! I think it’s a little more kid friendly when mixed into the cream cheese. I think my son would pick it out otherwise 🙂 Reply

  • May 19, 2015

    Looks yummy, will have to try. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 19, 2015

      Thank you Vera. 🙂 Enjoy!! Reply

  • Adore this salami cream cheese sandwich for my daughter’s lunch! She’ll be off to school in the fall (womp womp getting teary here) and I need some lunch options that I can whip up the night before. And what kid doesn’t love salami? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 19, 2015

      I know it! My son sat on the sofa and munched on the extra salami in the evening. 🙂 Reply

  • May 19, 2015

    Natasha, I’m sooo glad I came across your website, I find it awesome!
    And this sandwich looks so delicious, I think I’ll make it today for my family.
    I’m from Moldova and I really apreciate your russian/ukrainian recipes,
    Best regards,
    Olga Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 19, 2015

      I bet our tasting food is probably very similar. I hope you love everything you try! Reply

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