Zesty Hummus Pimento Cheese Dip -- This tried and true classic appetizer gets a new and healthier makeover! Made with roasted red pepper hummus, sharp cheddar cheese, and seasonings. This might be my new favorite party recipe!
I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the con- test. I was not compensated for my time.
I think my favorite outfit is Friday.
Not casual jeans. Or Hawaiian shirt Friday. Just Friday. It always fits me, and hear it's the new black...but this is coming from the girl who knows the inside of the produce section better than the inside of the mall. Fashionista definitely isn't my superlative.
But do you know what tomorrow is???
...well yes. It IS saturday. But not just any fun-lovin' saturday. It's National Hummus Day!
I alluded to this on Monday's post, but tomorrow is THE day folks. And what better way to dive headfirst into the holiday than with a pool of cheesy hummus-y dip!
Pimento cheesy hummus-y dip that is. Pimento cheese...either you love it, or you're not from the South. 🙂
I spent my dietetic internship in Alabama for year, when I was still vegetarian at the time. LOL right? A veggie-lovin' Yankee in BBQ country. I really should have been a sitcom.
Needless to say, a lot of the options were not so veggie-friendly...except for my savor of pimento cheese.
I had never had it before, and was all about trying the local fare and ended as a pimento cheese lovin' dietitian after it all.
In case you fall into the other category, pimento cheese is pretty much cheese mixed with diced pimento peppers and mayo. What's not to love?! I really think I should have gotten a shirt when I left 'bama that said, "I went to the South, and all I got was a love of pimento cheese." Surprisingly, I couldn't find them anywhere...
But in the name of chickpea love, I swapped a bit of the South out for some of my past vegetarian ways. And we all lived happily ever after.
There may not be any actual pimentos in this pimento cheese, but there is roasted red peppers which are pretty much the same thing with a mistaken identity. Swapping out the mayo not only trims this recipe out a bit, but also had the power couple of fiber and protein that mayo and cream cheese have serious relationship goal envy on.
And it just tastes damn good. Isn't that what life is really about now? I do think I need to market a new shirt now though... "I tried pimento cheese and all I got was a newly sparked love with hummus." You'd buy one, right?
Zesty Hummus Pimento Cheese Dip
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: serves 6
- ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ cup shredded jack cheese
- 1 cup Sabra roasted red pepper hummus
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients until mixed.
- Serve with crackers, fresh veggies, or pretzels.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: dip, appetizer
Keywords: hummus, dip, appetizer, healthy, pimento, party food, vegetarian
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NEED! This southern girl dislikes pimento cheese only because i'm anti mayo.
also we can make that tee shirt happen. and make it look like a marilyn monroe quote XD
I'm ready! I'm diving in head-first into this creative dip. Yummmmm!
What a super fun mash-up for National Hummus Day!
Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen
Love this idea! What a great way to lighten up pimento cheese dip!
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
This has my husband's name all over it!
Mmm I love pimento cheese! Will definitely need to try this recipe!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
ooh I love that flavor combo! Now I want to eat that for snack
Carmy @ carmyy.com
Yum!! I love a good hummus dip!!
I've never tried pimento cheese, but this looks delicious!
Shannon @ KISS in the Kitchen
I can totally imagine the flavor in this dish- it sounds amazing!
Emily | EmPowered Nutrition
I'm moving south so I better start liking some pimento cheese!
Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
What a great way to spice up basic hummus! This sounds delish!
For pimiento cheese lovers who also want their hummus! This would be great in a roll-up with tortilla or cucumber, too.
Yum! I think this dip may be my new favorite party or potluck recipe!
I love pimento cheese -- what a good idea to put it in hummus!
This is such a clever idea! Love it!