Are you feeling low, slow, and looking for something tasty to snack on? Cheese pimiento might be the pick-me-up you and your kids need. It’s packed with cheesy, savory flavors familiar to young taste buds, with a hint of sweetness that will make them crave more. The dip also provides an easy opportunity to sneak additional nutrients into your little ones’ daily meals.
And since this creamy spread is incredibly versatile, it works well with many other snack foods. You can pair it with crackers and pandesal for energizing carbs or crunchy veggies for more vitamins and fiber. This classic spread may sound fancy, but this cheese pimiento recipe comes together in 10 minutes and calls for a handful of everyday ingredients.
What is Cheese Pimiento?
This comfort food finds its origins in Southern American cuisine. Its must-have components include cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and pimiento: a variety of red, heart-shaped chili peppers similar to red bell peppers. Pimientos are sweet and mild, making them a perfect treat for kids and grown-ups.
Filipinos like serving this on white bread as a quick merienda. And since it holds up well in a sandwich, it’s also a usual baon option for busy parents to add to their kids’ lunch boxes. But beyond these, you’re bound to find more ways of using this versatile spread at home. Are you feeling excited yet? Once you taste your homemade creation, you’ll never go back to buying it from the grocery store. Start with this Filipino-style cheese pimiento spread recipe for added nostalgia.
How to Make Cheese Pimiento
Since this recipe requires so few ingredients, you can feel free to tweak it according to your preferences. If your cheese pimiento with mayonnaise needs more creaminess and flavor, go for Lady’s Choice. You can also replace the pimiento peppers with red bell peppers – grilled or broiled to bring out their sweetness. Add salt, sugar, and other seasonings to make the flavors pop, and try out different cheeses to suit your tastes.
- 3 cups cheddar cheese, grated coarsely
- 1 cup finely chopped pimiento peppers
- ½ cup Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp sugar
- crackers and assorted raw vegetables (carrot sticks, celery sticks, trimmed green beans, and bell pepper strips), to serve
- Combine cheddar cheese, peppers, Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise, and sugar in a bowl.
- Set aside in a container or mason jar. Serve with crackers and assorted raw vegetables.
Different Ways to Enjoy Your Homemade Spread
This sweet-and-savory spread is uber versatile and makes for an excellent pantry staple. Here are a few ways you can make the most of it:
- Keep it simple: spread over crackers and toast.
- Serve it as a dip with carrot sticks and other fresh veggies.
- Add it to homecooked burgers for a hearty meal.
- Mix it into pasta sauce for an extra creamy dish.
- Use it as stuffing for jalapeños, bell peppers, or mushrooms.
Time to Make It at Home
The possibilities are endless with cheese pimiento! You can adjust the recipe, customize it to your tastes, and create many dishes your family will enjoy. Preparing something from scratch with love makes even a simple afternoon snack taste extra delicious. Go ahead and try your hand at making this cheese pimiento recipe.
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