Recipe: Pimento Cheese


  • 1 pint of small, sweet red garden peppers or 2 medium red bell peppers
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove


  • Coarsely chop the red peppers and cook them lightly in a saucepan with olive oil until they are soft. Set aside to cool
  • Combine grated cheese, mayonnaise, onion and garlic in a bowl
  • Add cooked peppers and combine all the ingredients using an immersion blender or in a food processor
  • Continue until ingredients are blended and mixture is smooth and spreadable.

For a fabulous summer lunch, spread this on a piece of toasted sourdough bread and top with fresh tomato slices. It’s DELISH!