Olive-Pimento Cheese Spread

Recipe by Toby Jermain
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READY IN: 8hrs
YIELD: 3 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    (7 ounce) jar pimento stuffed olives, drained and chopped, 1 tbsp juice reserved
  • 1
    tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1
    tablespoon ketchup
  • 14
    teaspoon garlic granules
  • 14
    teaspoon seasoning salt (preferably Lawry's MSG-free)
  • 14
    teaspoon lemon & herb seasoning
  • 2
    teaspoons dried onion flakes, flakes lightly crushed
  • 1
    tablespoon brine, from olives, if needed (optional)
  • 1
    teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat cream cheese until almost starting to get fluffy.
  • Combine all ingredients, except olive juice and lemon juice.
  • Refrigerate, covered, overnight for flavors to develop and blend.
  • Adjust texture and flavor with reserved olive juice and lemon juice.
  • Serve with crackers or Melba toast, or use to stuff celery or on other raw veggies.
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