New Age Pimento Cheese With Chives
15 mins (prep 15)
7 ingredients
4 servings
This pimento cheese recipe has been my favorite for years for making finger sandwiches. The secret ingredient is hot water, which softens the cheese (but doesn't melt it totally) and allows the chef to use less mayonnaise (and fat!. The addition of chopped fresh chives adds flavor and color. If I want more "kick" I add more grated onion and tabasco, and rev up the cheese to Extra Sharp Cheddar. This recipe is adapted from the Gourmet Gallery Cookbook (St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, Florida) published in 1975.

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Serving Size (31.06 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 6.59 Calories from Fat 0.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.09g 0.55%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.27%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 7.69mg 1.28%
Total Carbohydrate 1.45g 1.93%
Dietary Fiber 0.54 g 8.67%
Sugars 0.77 g %
Protein 0.32g 2.56%
Vitamin A 762.33IU% Vitamin C 24.1mg%
Calcium 1.77mg% Iron 0.48mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
grated sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated onion, chopped chives, very hot water