Pimento Cheese Dip with Sriracha Pecans

Pimento Cheese Dip with Sriracha Pecans

Sweet and spicy sriracha pecans add some fabulous crunch to pimento cheese dip. This crowd-pleasing, Southern staple is having a renaissance these days and after one bite you will understand why. This dip can be made ahead will be ready and waiting when hungry (and soon to be happy!) guests arrive.

Yield: Serves 4-6

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Ingredients

Ingredients for the pecans

1 cup pecans
1½ tsp sriracha sauce
1½ Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp flavorless oil, like canola
¼ tsp salt

Ingredients for the dip

1 jar (4 oz.) chopped pimentos
2 cups shredded block sharp cheddar cheese
1 package (8 oz. ) cream cheese
½ cups mayonnaise
Dash Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
2 tsp sriracha sauce

Directions

Prepare the pecans

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss the ingredients for the pecans together and spread on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, keeping a close eye on the pecans, which can burn easily.
  4. Remove and allow to cool before chopping into pieces for the dip.

Make the dip

  1. Combine the dip ingredients together.
  2. Mix in blender or food processor until blended.
  3. Stir in chopped sriracha pecans.
  4. Serve with chips, crackers, or cut veggies.