Spicy Cheddar-Olive Spread

Spicy Cheddar-Olive Spread Recipe
Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Lynn Miller


Made with extra-sharp cheddar, Spicy Cheddar-Olive Spread derives its rich flavor from quality cheese. Get a healthy dose of crunch by slathering celery sticks with this Spicy Cheddar-Olive Spread.


Serves: 14

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 203
Fat 18 g
Satfat 9 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 1 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 296 mg


8 ounces sharp Cheddar
8 ounces white extra-sharp Cheddar
1/2 cup sliced pitted green olives, coarsely chopped
1 4-oz. jar chopped pimientos, drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce


1. Shred both cheeses into a large bowl; set aside. In another bowl, stir together olives, pimientos, mayonnaise, vinegar, red pepper, cumin and hot sauce.

2. Pour mixture over cheese and fold gently with a rubber spatula to blend; avoid breaking cheese shreds into small pieces. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve with crackers and vegetable sticks.