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Salami Dill Pickle Dip

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Crave-worthy Salami Dill Pickle Dip is a quick and easy update of the salami and pickle pinwheel appetizers of the past, but this updated version is faster, easier, and has a bigger kick of flavor.

A photo collage of Salami Dill Pickle Dip in closeup photos with a title text overlay graphic in the center.

This salami pickle dip is my updated version of an easy retro pinwheel appetizer recipe that was very popular back in the 80s or was it the 90s? If you remember correctly, please let me know.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making creamy dill pickle dip is available near the end of this post, OR click on the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.


Oblong plate with fresh dill and 4 Salami Dill Pickle Dip appetizers.

The ingredient list:

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

How this recipe came to be:

One of my favorite appetizers I remember from years ago is the one where you spread cream cheese over slices of salami (or ham) with dill pickle spears rolled inside, and then you slice them to form little pinwheels.

The concept was super simple, and the flavor of those tasty morsels hit all the proper bells and whistles on the taste buds.

I loved them then, and I still do now.

That said, this cream cheese salami dill pickle dip tastes better and is a whole lot easier to make. Honest!

Vertical closeup image of a hand holding a piece of bread spread with Salami Dill Pickle Dip.

Why this updated version works:

Cream cheese salami pickle dip is an appetizer you can mix together with only one bowl, and it comes together in just a matter of minutes with no fiddling or rolling.

Cream cheese dill pickle dip packs an excellent punch of flavor as those little pinwheels did, but these are even better because I’ve kicked up the flavor with the addition of a few basic ingredients you probably already have on hand in your pantry and fridge.

Can this easy appetizer dip/spread be made in advance?

It sure can, which makes it perfect for entertaining!

You can make this dill pickle dip up to 3 days in advance, and store it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

Store any leftover dip in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for an additional 3 days, if needed.

How to make salami pickle dip:

  • Blend the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, chopped salami, chopped dill pickles, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper together until smooth and creamy.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Serve with baguette slices, assorted vegetables, or crackers. 

Ideas for serving:

Cream cheese salami pickle dip is delicious when spread on toast, bagels, crackers, or baguettes. 

It also makes a tasty dip for your favorite vegetables, and it rates high marks when it’s used as an alternative for sour cream or Greek yogurt when topping a baked potato. 

Or, why not slather some between two slices of bread for the ultimate dill pickle dip grilled cheese sandwich?

The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination! 

Additional pickle recipes:

Two pork chops on a platter with dill pickles and a pan in the background
Overhead picture of dill pickle potato salad on a white plate with pickle spears and butter lettuce.

*Salami Dill Pickle Dip (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A vertical closeup photo of Salami Dill Pickle Dip spread on bread slices with fresh dill as garnish and a title text overlay graphic.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the nutritional information for today’s creamy salami dill pickle dip

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Salami Dill Pickle Dip

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Cream Cheese Salami Spread with Dill Pickles is a quick and easy update of the salami and pickle pinwheel appetizers of the past. But this version is faster, easier, and has a bigger kick of flavor.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 571 kcal


  • 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup diced salami
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • bread crackers, vegetables (your choice)
  • fresh dill weed as garnish optional


  • Place the first 9 ingredients in a large bowl and blend with a hand mixer until thoroughly mixed and creamy.
  • Spoon the spread into a serving bowl and serve with assorted bread, crackers or vegetables.
  • Garnish with fresh dill weed, if desired.



Tools and equipment:
cutting board,  chef's knife, large bowl, hand blender, serving bowl, spatula, serving platter.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 571kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 16gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 37gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1548mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
Keyword dill pickle dip, salami pickle dip
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Recipe Rating

Linda Anderson

Saturday 30th of January 2021

This dip sounds amazing, but the recipe says 1 package which is 8-oz. So, should I use 8 or 12 oz. of cream cheese? I really enjoy your recipes & have used many of them!


Saturday 30th of January 2021

Hi, Linda! Thanks so much for catching my error. Yes, it should be 8 ounces and not 12. I hate when errors like that slip past me (wish I had an editor), but I'm thankful for nice people like you who bring it to my attention. You're going to LOVE this recipe, but don't blame me (or maybe you should), when you can't stop eating it. LOL Thanks for the kind words about my recipes. That makes me very happy. Enjoy the dip, and take good care, Linda. Renee


Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Salami and dill pickle, in a dip?! This is my ultimate snack dip and I cannot wait to make it again, it was amazing!


Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Awesome! Glad to hear it, Karly! Thanks.


Tuesday 5th of February 2019

You managed to put all my favorite things in one delicious dip! Yum!


Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Favorite things and easy to make. What could be better? Enjoy, Allison!

Amy @ Two Healthy Kitchens

Monday 13th of February 2017

This looks so good! I've didn't always like the taste of dill pickles, but my local popcorn shop started selling dill pickle flavored popcorn that was AMAZING, so now I'm always up for trying something with that flavor! I'll have to try these! :)

Melanie | Melanie Makes

Friday 10th of February 2017

What a great snack for any get together!