Lightened Up Pimento Cheese
Some southern foods are in a category all by themselves and never make it much past the Mason-Dixon line. This southern delicacy is cheesy, creamy, tangy and everybody has their favorite. It is so important that it can bring together Tennessee and Alabama fans on a football saturday tailgate, it’s the sandwich of choice at The Masters and can comfort a crowd after a funeral.
We’re talking Pimento Cheese! Ask any good southern cook, they’ll tell you there’s pimento cheese recipes you date and then there is the one you marry. Find a good recipe with the perfect balance and hang onto to – it’ll serve you well.
Here’s my lightened up version, take her on a date and see what you think!
3 tbsp light cream cheese, softened
1 cup low fat or 2% sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup low fat or 2% cheddar and monterey jack blend cheese
1 tbsp Hellman’s mayo
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp pimentos, diced
Blend all ingredients well. Chill and serve your favorite way!
I like my pimento cheese toasted on french bread rounds, how do you like yours?