Growing up in California, I had never heard of the southern treat, Pimiento cheese. Heck, the only time I even saw pimientos were when my mom use to make potato salad. She always added pimentos, but I always picked them out.
Then, I saw it again!
Lana from Never Enough Time posted it and said pimiento cheese sandwiches were a common part of her Southern childhood. I kind of felt like I had been missing out on something good since childhood.I couldn’t let that happen to my kid!
It is so easy to make that I could remember exactly what I needed. So on my way home one afternoon, in need of something to make for the kid’s lunch the next day, I stopped at the store.
Sharp cheddar? √
I had mayo, salt & pepper. I was all set!
A quick whiz in the food processor, I had my filling for a delicious and quick sandwich.
You can spread it on crackers, stuff it in celery, make a simple sandwich or even put in on a cheese platter! It would also be a great portable snack to take on our camping trips. Mix it up and tote it along in some Tupperware.
Simplicity at it’s best!
I can see this pimiento cheese becoming a staple in my kitchen.
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
4 oz. jar chopped pimiento, well drained
6 tblsp. mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients in a food processor and give it a whirl.
- Chill overnight to really bring out the flavors.