Pimento Cheese and Collards Quinoa Salad

Pimento Cheese and Collards Quinoa Salad – Healthy Pimento Cheese Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

This Healthy Pimento Cheese Recipe is delicious and will fulfill your pimento cheese craving in the form of a quinoa salad! Pimento cheese is one of my favorite snacks ever since I discovered it during a trip to Charleston, SC!  I always crave it and wanted to come up with a Healthy Pimento Cheese Recipe.  In making this recipe, I basically put a lot of the spices that I would include in a pimento cheese dip within the dressing, and incorporated quinoa and a lot of collard greens to give it a healthy boost! Pimento cheese has been on my mind and wanted to enjoy a health version of it.  I love this Healthy Pimento Cheese Recipe and know that you will love it too – my fellow Pimento Cheese lovers!

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Pimento Cheese and Collards Quinoa Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine American, Comfort food, vegetarian
Keyword Healthy Pimento Cheese Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 bunch of collard greens finely chopped
  • 1 4 oz jar of diced pimento peppers drained*
  • 1 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese grated**
  • 1 4 oz Monterey jack cheese grated**

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Juice of a Meyer lemon***
  • A Few splashes of Frank’s hot sauce****
  • 2 teas Country Dijon mustard*****
  • 2 teas honey
  • 1/2 teas sea salt
  • 1/2 teas black pepper
  • 1/2 teas hot smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teas sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teas onion powder
  • 1/2 teas garlic powder
  • 1/2 teas chili powder

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions, but with adding a garlic clove crushed before you put the lid on it to cook. read more

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