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Spicy Cheddar-Olive Spread

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.

All You APRIL 2014

  • Yield: Serves: 14
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Chill:1 Hour
  • Cost Per Serving:$0.63


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 203
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Sodium: 296mg

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