Pimento cheese? My answer was always a sour face and a blah! Mama drowned hers in mayo with no kick—what’s to like? But when I was the mama, I made some changes to that dreaded PC, but my kids still didn’t like it. I think it’s just a kid-thingy, don’t you?

Warning you folks, this ain’t your mama’s pimento cheese! And wait ‘til you see what we do with the left-overs, if there are any.

Might want to make a double batch just to be sure.


Photo by DiAne Gates


1 8-ounce package of shredded, sharp cheddar cheese

1 small jar of stuffed Spanish olives drained and chopped

1 small jar of pimentos drained and chopped

2/3 cup of walnuts chopped

Two quick shakes of red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon salt and pepper

½ to 2/3 cup of mayonnaise

Blend all ingredients and refrigerate. Great for a salad trio or a good old fashion pimento cheese sandwich with a tingle to your taste buds. For those of you who have a little “foodie” in your gene pool, add 2/3 cup of Jack Cheese or Parmesan Cheese, grated, of course. Yummy~

Next time: Fixin’s with the left-overs!

About dianegates

DiAne is an artist, writer, photographer, and GriefShare facilitator who also leads an adult edit group for North Texas Christian Writers, LifeSavers is for adults who are serious about their writing skills. DiAne's YA novel "Roped" released by Prism Book Group was named a YA finalist for the Grace Awards, and was named #5 in The Top Ten Christian Reads for Teens and Tweens 2016. Her sequel to ROPED...TWISTED was released July 14, 2017 Both are available on Amazon.com. Be sure to check DiAne's blog, "Moving the Ancient Boundaries" at http://dianegates.wordpress.com/
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3 Responses to DiANE’S PIMENTO CHEESE!

  1. Gail Johnson says:

    I’ve never thought about putting olives in pimento cheese. I love olives! Sounds yummy!


    • dianegates says:

      And don’t forget the nuts, Gail. Plain ole’ pimento cheese is squishy…it needs a crunch factor to be satisfying as well as the zip the olives give. If you’re going to use all the pimento cheese right after you prepare it, finely minced celery is also a great addition. But if you leave celery in overnight the celery will weep. Weepy PC isn’t what we go for! Thanks for reading and commenting. Be sure to check back in a few days, I’ve got a great recipe that uses up left-over PC. 🙂

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