Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spicy Pimento Cheese

Durham, aka The Triangle, got named for yet another top in the country, this time a new study finds Raleigh-Durham the smartest metro in US!

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  • 2 cups coarsely grated sharp yellow cheddar cheese – MUST BE FRESHLY GRATED

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped drained pimentos

  • 1 tablespoon pimento juice (from the jar)

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise (or cut with 2 tablespoons thick Greek yogurt)

  • 4 oz cream cheese, optional but makes it creamier

  • 1 jalapeno, diced, optional

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    Shred cheese. In a large bowl of a food processor mix everything together. The spread can be made 3 days ahead. Cover; chill. Serve on whole wheat sandwich bread or dip with crackers or pretzels.

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