How to add texture to pimento cheese dip?

I love pimento cheese dip and crackers but I sometimes find it too smooth and boring. Looking for creative ways to add texture and taste. I've tried chopped and toasted pecans with some success. Any other ideas?
Thanks!

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RespectThePastry August 22, 2013
Oo what about capers or olives? Just a thought...
 
RespectThePastry August 22, 2013
I second the scallions and peppers and you could also add chopped celery, radish, cilantro stalks, carrots, really any veggie diced really well would add texture and flavor!
 
Diana B. August 22, 2013
Hang on until Eugenia Bone's cookbook, The Kitchen Ecosystem, comes out next year. She's got a to-die-for recipe for making your own pimento cheese!
 
HalfPint August 21, 2013
I like to add chopped scallions and a little chopped red bell pepper. Not too finely.
 
Dave O. August 22, 2013
If you like a little spice, de-seed a jalapeño or 2 and dice it up. Or, crisp some bacon and dice that.
 
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