Looking for a low carb snack or appetizer option? Pimento Cheese Celery has your name written all over it!
Remember those celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins from when you were a kid? If I’m being honest, those are still one of my favorite snacks as an adult.
We called them “ants on a log” (which does NOT sound appetizing at all!) but man, oh man were they delicious!
It’s genius really. Your kids don’t like vegetables? Slather a bunch of peanut butter on a celery stick, give it a fun name and they’re bound to eat it!
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Pimento Cheese Celery Ingredients
We are huge fans of pimento cheese in our family. We like to stuff it into eggs making Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs, roll it into sausage balls and even put in into a Pimento Grilled Cheese (SO good!)
So this Pimento Cheese Celery recipe is a spin off, adult version of ants on a log. And the best part? It only has two ingredients. Yes, TWO!
- pimento cheese spread
Couldn’t be easier, right? Of course we like to make our own pimento cheese, and if you choose to use homemade to make your Pimento Cheese Celery, it will obviously require more ingredients:
- shredded cheddar cheese
- cream cheese
- pimento peppers
- garlic powder
But if you are trying to keep it simple and need something in a hurry, you can also grab a tub at the grocery store. No judgement here!
How to make Pimento Cheese Celery
This recipe couldn’t have been simpler if I’d tried! There are really only two steps.
Start by rinsing and drying your celery stalks. I find that dirt tends to build up at the bottom of the stalk, so make sure to rinse that area extra well.
Once the celery is dried, you can start cutting it. I like to cut mine into 3-4 inch pieces. Big enough to hold a lot of pimento cheese, but still small enough to be served as a finger food.
Then simply spoon the pimento cheese spread onto the celery pieces. It’s easier to do this if the cheese is softened a bit first.
And that’s it, seriously! If you aren’t going to be serving or eating them right away, I suggest keeping them chilled until you’re ready.
More handheld appetizers:
Pimento Cheese Celery
- 1 cup pimento cheese spread
- 8 ribs celery
- Rinse and dry celery, cut into 3-4 inch pieces.
- Spoon softened pimento cheese spread onto celery pieces.
- Keep chilled until ready to serve.
- If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings.
Absolutely delicious! Only change I will make next time is to not add any salt. The cheddar that I used has a high enough salt content that adding any over-powered it a bit. Thanks for the great recipe.
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Easy peasy work from home snack. Also added jalapenos to my cheese because I like it hot.
I love celery on its own but adding this pimento cheese brings it over the top! I won’t be able to stop eating!
This is my kind of recipe! Totally stackable, totally easy, and totally delicious! I can’t wait to put your pimento cheese and celery idea to work, and into my belly!
This is the easiest way to enjoy some fresh celery. And they are perfect for party too. 🙂
Oh yum! What a healthy easy snack idea! This is filling and won’t blow the diet! I love the contrasting colours as well. Cheers