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Jalapeño-Pimiento Cheese

Photo: Erin Adams; Styling: Buffy Hargett
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Makes about 3 cups

Pickled jalapenos lend a bit of heat to this lighten up Jalapeño-Pimiento Cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jarred pickled jalapeño peppers, undrained
  • 1 (8-oz.) block 2% reduced-fat extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 (8-oz.) block Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Nutrition Information

  • calories 28
  • fat 1.8 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • protein 2.3 g
  • carbohydrate 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 5.9 mg
  • sodium 61 mg
  • calcium 55 mg

How to Make It

  1. Stir together yogurt, pimiento, cilantro, pickled jalapeño peppers, and 1 Tbsp. liquid from pickled jalapeño peppers. Stir in cheeses.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per Tbsp.