Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log
Pimientos give great color to this soft-textured cheese log. I make it for many occasions throughout the year.
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped ripe olives
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated onion
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- Assorted crackers
- In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the next nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape into a log. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 83 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2004