Easy recipe of the day: Pimento cheese

I love pimento cheese. Spread it on crackers and add a salad, and you have a great light lunch. I even went for the low fat Triscuits this time (in honor of Dr. H), and the cheese was flavorful enough that I couldn't tell the difference.
I use a recipe from a friend in Atlanta, but there are lots of variations out there. This one adds garlic, pickles, and Monterey Jack. Intriguing! It's really hard to go wrong with cheese and mayo in the mix.

Easy Pimento Cheese

2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar
1 small jar pimentos with juice
Hot sauce (I use Frank's, but Tabasco would work)
Salt and pepper

Mix the cheese and pimentos in a medium sized bowl and slowly add mayo until you reach a spreadable consistency. Add hot sauce to taste (I like it spicy and usually add 2T or so) and season with salt and pepper. That's it! Let it sit in the fridge for 2 hours before eating. Overnight would be even better. Serve with crackers, celery or as a sandwich on wheat bread.


casch said...

Whoa this sounds yummy!! It also seems so very easy, I'm going o give it a try, probably for my lunch today~I have all the ingredients! Thanks for sharing.

Toyoki said...

This one seems simple enough, and I do like a smooth slather of pimento cheese on a cracker (everything tastes better when it sits on a Ritz!). And it's certainly a lot healthier than the Kraft pimento cheese in a jar (which I happen to like as well).

Bevlove said...

Sounds like a recipe I would love ... and so easy to make. I'll give it a try, but maybe one quick shake of the hot sauce for me. I can't handle something too spicy.