Pimento cheese purists step apart. This Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread is not going to make you cheerful. But it makes me joyful, and that’s the primary standards for my recipes. And should you’re the kind that recoils on the considered this unusual orange spreadable cheese, simply consider it as a cheese ball that’s not formed right into a ball. 🙂 It’s the identical idea. Cheese combined with yummy stuff you could dip, unfold, or take pleasure in any manner you want. It’s nice for events (howdy holidays and soccer!) and it’s nice to only hold in your fridge for fast sandwiches or snacks.
I made a decision to make a Sriracha Pimento Cheese unfold after I had visions of a melty grilled cheese sandwich with gooey cheese and shiny crimson sriracha oozing out the facet (yeah, cheese cravings trigger actually vivid psychological photos for me, LOL). That psychological picture snowballed into Pimento Cheese Spread spiked with sriracha and some inexperienced onions to brighten issues up.
Adding sriracha to pimento cheese unfold is superior as a result of it not solely provides warmth, nevertheless it provides a touch of garlic taste, just a little tanginess from vinegar, and really, very slight sweetness. I had a jar of fireside roasted peppers in my pantry for-ev-er, so I used these as a substitute of pimentos, that are constituted of cherry peppers and are barely sweeter. The fireplace roasted peppers have been nonetheless a pleasant candy distinction to the cheese and sriracha, and so they added an exquisite trace of smoky taste. PERFECT.
I believe pretzels are my favourite factor to dip into this cheese, however celery could be my second favourite. The contemporary watery crispness of celery is a superb palate cleanser and distinction to the heavy unfold. Pimento cheese additionally makes an ideal fast sandwich, and this morning I used it in my egg quesadilla! I’d love to listen to your favourite approach to eat pimento cheese unfold within the feedback under!
Sriracha Pimento Cheese
Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread
This Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread is a wealthy, smoky, spicy unfold with only a trace of sweetness from roasted crimson peppers!
further sharp cheddar, shredded*
cream cheese, room temperature
- half of
sriracha (or to style)
diced roasted crimson peppers
Add the shredded cheddar, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and 1 Tbsp sriracha to a big bowl.
Finely cube the roasted crimson peppers and finely chop the inexperienced onion. Add each to the bowl with the opposite components. Use a hand mixer to mix the combination till the cream cheese is properly integrated (the combination will nonetheless be lumpy due to the shredded cheese and diced peppers).
Taste the combination and add extra sriracha to your liking. I added a complete of three Tbsp sriracha. Keep in thoughts that the spiciness will enhance barely because the combination refrigerates.
Serve instantly, or refrigerate till able to eat. The combination will hold within the fridge for Four-5 days.
*I extremely counsel shredding your individual cheese for this as a substitute of shopping for pre-shredded. The starchy coating on pre-shredded cheese will stop the cheese from combining correctly within the unfold.
Step by Step Photos
Star by shredding one 8oz. block of additional sharp cheddar cheese. Add it to a big bowl with 4oz. room temperature cream cheese, half of cup mayonnaise, and 1 Tbsp sriracha (you possibly can add extra to your liking later, however begin with simply 1 Tbsp).
You’ll want about 1 cup of finely diced roasted crimson peppers. In this 12 oz. jar from Trader Joes there have been two complete peppers. I used one. Dice it up into tremendous small items. Also finely chop one inexperienced onion.
Add the diced peppers and chopped inexperienced onion to the bowl with the cheese, mayo, and sriracha.
Use a hand mixer to mix the components till the cream cheese is absolutely integrated. Taste the combination and add extra sriracha to your liking. I ended up utilizing THREE tablespoons whole. Keep in thoughts that it’ll get just a little bit extra spicy because it sits within the fridge. If you don’t have a hand mixer you should utilize a meals course of, an everyday stand mixer, and even only a fork and a whole lot of elbow grease. 🙂
Serve the Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread with loads of crunchies for dipping! You can serve it instantly, or refrigerate it till you’re able to eat. 🧀