Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Pickled Okra

Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Pickled Okra Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Caroline M. Cunningham
We combined two of the South's favorite foods to make this savory Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Pickled Okra appetizer.

Yield:

Makes 4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

4 cups (1 lb.) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (7-oz.) jar diced pimiento
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon minced bread-and-butter pickles
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 dashes of hot sauce
Pickled okra pods
Garnish: smoked paprika

Preparation

Stir together shredded Cheddar cheese, pimiento, mayonnaise, pickles, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, garlic, ground red pepper, lemon juice, and hot sauce.

To serve: Cut desired amount of pickled okra pods in half lengthwise. Gently scoop out seeds. Spoon pimiento cheese into okra halves. Garnish, if desired.

Note:

Vishwesh Bhatt,

Snackbar, Oxford, MS,

July 2013
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