Pimento cheese spread with fresh garden veggies

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Serves: 2 c.
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4 c grated 2% cheddar cheese
1/2 c greek yogurt-fat free
1/2 c light sour cream
1 Tbsp shaved fresh jalapeno
1 Tbsp shaved onion
1/2 red bell pepper, roasted
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 dash(es) tumeric
crumbled bacon, opt.
smoke cheese

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Lynn Socko Recipe
Well Seasoned
San Angelo, TX (pop. 93,200)
Member Since Oct 2010
Lynn's notes for this recipe:
Do you buy your pimento cheese in plastic bowls from the store? You never will again if you ever try this!!
TIP: A JAP member shared with me that you could add lime juice to plain yogurt and it would taste like sour cream. Well I did this when I made my second batch, and by golly, it tasted like sour cream to me! So I will be making it without sour cream in the future which will cut back some on the fat and sodium.
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"Shave" onion and jalapeno using a fine micro-plane, or the smallest side on your cheese grater. Use juice for onion as well.
Roast red bell under broiler till slightly charred and tender. Chop into very small pcs.
In a medium bowl, mix together 1/2 c of greek yogurt and 1/2 c of light sour cream. Grate 4 c. of cheddar cheese, add to mix. Add onion, jalapeno, red bell, pepper and turmeric. Mix together well. Add cooked, crumbled bacon if desired. Let sit in fridge for an hour or so. Enjoy!

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user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Jun 21, 2012
Very nice and looks perfect!
user Lynn Socko lynnsocko - Jun 21, 2012
It is so good, it's killing me not to dig in!!! I made it as light as possible, about 300 gm sodium for 2 c. and 18 gr. fat, ouch. That's about as good as it gets, but that's for 2c of it. So not so bad I guess.
user Lynn Socko lynnsocko - Jun 21, 2012
I made it for my sammie for Sherri's sammmie challenge.
user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Jun 21, 2012
We used to get our pimento cheese from a deli called Pimento's, but they went out of business in our area. Now I'm buying it from a local grocery deli. But it's not nearly as good as Pimento's was.
Your recipe looks like it would taste like Pimento's. Not sure about the onion. One thing I do know - those store brands are too sweet; I like that there's no sugar in your recipe.

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