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Compiled Recipe – Pimiento Herb Cheese Dip

Pimiento Herb Cheese Dip

Ingredients:
* 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
* 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
* ½ cup mayonnaise
* ¼ cup pimiento, chopped
* 2 tsp sweet paprika
* ½ tsp salt
* 1 tsp Dijon mustard
* 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
* ½ cup fresh parsley , finely chopped
* ¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
* ½ tsp salt
* 3 cloves garlic , minced
* lemon juice , from half a lemon
* crackers (to serve)

Preparations:
1) Make the pimiento cheese layer: Mix cream cheese, grated cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, chopped pimiento, sweet paprika, salt and Dijon mustard in a bowl until smooth.

2) Make the herb cheese layer: Mix cream cheese, fresh parsley, chopped fresh basil, salt, minced garlic and juice from half a lemon in a bowl until smooth. Place pimiento cheese layer in a medium glass serving bowl; smoothen top.

3) Cover and chill for 15 minutes or until firm. Place herb cheese layer on top of pimiento cheese. Serve chilled with crackers, chips or melba toast.

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