During summer months or when I travel, I always make pimento cheese to take along. There is absolutely nothing like it. I used to like the pimento cheese I found in the dairy case at the grocery store but now I am hooked on this pimento cheese recipe I make myself. It is low calorie and tastes like summer to me. I think it is the fresh herbs.
Herbed pimiento cheese
1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt, softened
1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
4 ounces nonfat cream cheese
1/3 cup nonfat ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley (or other herbs of your choice)
1 seven-ounce jar of pimentos, drained
12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl mix the yogurt, mayonnaise and cream cheese and ricotta together until smooth and creamy. Add the onions, herbs and pimentos. Add the grated cheddar until well mixed. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving so the flavor will be enhanced.