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2 Cuban sandwich appetizers

Cuban Sandwich Appetizer Skewers

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Cuban Sandwich Appetizer Skewers. Fun to make and fun to eat! These cold appetizers on a stick with Swiss cheese, ham, Dijon mustard, salami, and baby dill pickles can be made in advance too. They are a crowd pleaser!


  • 24 (4 inch) toothpicks
  • 6 slices of deli ham
  • 3 tablespoons spicy Dijon mustard
  • 12 oz block of Swiss cheese
  • 24 small slices of salami
  • 24 baby dill pickles


  1. Place the ham on a cutting board and cut each slice into 4 strips. Spread a little of the mustard on each strip. Roll each strip up and set aside.
  2. Cut the Swiss cheese into 3/4 inch cubes. Set aside.
  3. For each skewer, thread a Swiss cheese cube, a ham roll up, a slice of salami that has been folded in quarters, and a baby dill pickle. Continue making the appetizer skewers until all the ingredients are used.
  4. Place on a platter and serve. The skewers can be covered with plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Serve chilled.


  • Prep the ingredients ~ For easy skewering, have all the ingredients prepped in advance. Cut the Swiss cheese in about 3/4 inch cubes. Slice the ham into strips, spread with a little mustard, and roll up. Fold the salami slices into quarters.
  • Use deli ham ~ A smoky tavern ham is my go-to for this recipe. Other options are honey glazed, Virginia ham, maple glazed, or pepper ham.
  • Choose the skewers wisely ~ 4 inch toothpicks are ideal for Cuban Sandwich Appetizer Skewers. Anything shorter and the ingredients will fall off the stick.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: no cooking required
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 skewers
  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 2.1 g
  • Sodium: 2160 mg
  • Fat: 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.8 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 13.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 50 mg

Keywords: cold appetizer skewers for a crowd, Cuban sandwich appetizer, appetizers on a stick, easy appetizers