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!
Pimento Cheese and Collards Quinoa Salad
- 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**
- 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
Cook quinoa according to package directions, but with adding a garlic clove crushed before you put the lid on it to cook.
A big bunch of Collard Greens showed up in my organic produce delivery from MistfitsMarket. Collard Greens remind me of southern food, which also reminds me of pimento cheese. I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate both in one of my Vegetarian Risotto Recipes! It turned out amazing! If you love collard greens and pimento cheese, then you will LOVE this Vegetarian Risotto Recipe! With the Instant Pot, you can enjoy Risotto without all the stirring!