These meat roll-ups make quick, delicious, 100% customizable appetizers.  Think of them as meat sushi with sliced meat in place of nori, cream cheese standing in for rice, and a mix of all your favorite herbs, fruits, and vegetables inside.  Stand a few rolls on end for extra style points.

They're also great last-minute appetizers you can whip up when company arrives but dinner is still cooking, and perfect healthy toddler finger food.  As a bonus, these finger sandwiches are gluten-free, and work well for paleo dieters if you go light on the cheese. 

Step 1: Tools & Ingredients

You'll need some combination of the following:

cutting board
sharp knife
rag or paper towel for knife-wiping
serving dish

thin-sliced deli meat of your choice (I used roast beef, but corned beef, ham, pastrami, salami, etc all work well.)
plain or flavored cream cheese (or other spreadable cheese like chevre)
fresh basil (or other leafy herb/green of your choice: spinach, arugula, mint, dill, shiso, etc)
seasonal veggies (asparagus, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, sprouts, chives, scallions, etc)
seasonal fruits (apple, pear, mango, papaya, avocado, strawberry, peach, etc)
preserved fruits/veggies (pickled peppers, roasted tomato, sourkraut/kimchi, pickled daikon, etc)
anything else you think would taste good wrapped in cheesy meat 
<p>Great idea! Just wanted to let you know that we included your finger sandwiches in our list of the Best Snack Ideas http://www.listsforall.com/best-snack-ideas/ Keep up the great work!</p>
I &lt;3 meat roll-ups! HAVE to make (will put on my to-do list) ;)
Yum! They are so pretty too!
Wow. It looks good.
You know the 1st one on the left looks like it could be an eye, so I have to thank you for a new idea for Halloween snack! ;)
They do look good, but I can't really imagine corned-beef looking good on a plate (in any form).<br> <br> L
Deli corned beef slices are quite regularly shaped, at least in the US, so work just as well as roast beef. I made some the other night for variety, and people didn't bat an eye.
IIRC corned beef has a much higher sodium content, so if that is true, I'd have to stick with the roast beast, and if grass fed, I bet they would just melt in one's mouth.....oooo now I have to get some roast beast. ;-)
Low-salt-diet?<br> A woman at work has been told she has to stop eating crisps (potato-chips)<br> <br> L
Yes, we have &quot;low sodium&quot; 'crisps'' here, some of them quite good actually although the baked ones are like crispy paper. IF I eat potato chips (even low sodium ones) I have to liimit myself to the &quot;package's serving size&quot; sadly. Yeah, low sodium diet, because of eminent kidney failure; especially if I continue overdosing on sodium; which I have been learning to reduce for about 3 years now. Pretzels are horrible sodium wise; and Campell's soups are absolutely vorbot&euml;n
V<strong>e</strong>rboten; good word, it really sounds like &quot;no&quot;.<br> <br> L
Yeah, akin to &quot;forbidden&quot;. That much sodium actually gives me a headache so I don't miss it :-)
It seems very delicious,But will it can be eaten directly or it should be more other process
Eat directly!
In the &quot;ingredients&quot; portion, the meats that are listed are cooked. I would assume this can be eaten as it is presented in the instructable.
These were delicious. :D
Should we make more? :)
Not unless you can share with everyone LOL (they don't look very &quot;mail-able&quot; :-)
Nooo. Don't mail them, I'll just stand here and eat Goodhart's share.
Do you deliver ? LOL
Canida... do you ever feel like someone (a green-eyed monster) is&nbsp;<em>watching&nbsp;</em>you? ;-D
Heh heh. If I feed it, will it be friendly?<br /><br />Also, your stuff is amazing. Your food sounds delicious, and the pictures are awesome. So it's mutual. :)

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