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.


Makes 4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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.

Vishwesh Bhatt,

Snackbar, Oxford, MS,

Southern Living

July 2013