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Pimento Cheese Spread

Categories: Christmas, Entertaining, Make ahead, New Year, No cook, Quick to fix, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Pimentos contrast with the garlic and mustard found in this cheese spread.

Serves: 1 1/2 cups (1 Tablespoon servings)


  • 2/3 cup nonfat or low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup nonfat or reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons spicy mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed fresh garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) chopped pimentos, well drained, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded nonfat or reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

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  1. Place the cottage cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, pepper, and half of the pimentos in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. Add the onion and Cheddar cheese, and process to the desired consistency. Stir in the remaining pimentos. Transfer the spread to a serving dish, cover, and chill for several hours.
  2. Serve with whole grain crackers, or use as a filling for finger sandwiches or celery.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

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