Video:How to Make Pimiento Cheese Spreadwith Stephanie Gallagher
Learning how to make a pimiento cheese spread is great way to make a quick and tasty appetizer. Here, see step-by-step instructions for making pimiento cheese spread.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Pimiento Cheese SpreadHi, I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, I'll show you how to make a traditional Southern pimento cheese.
What Is Pimiento Cheese Spread?Now at its most basic, pimento cheese is just a combination of sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimento and salt and pepper. But there are all sorts of regional variations and ways you can jazz it up. Some people add garlic, some people add jalapenos, dill pickles, cayenne pepper, all sorts of things.
Ingredients for Pimiento Cheese SpreadWe're going to make a basic pimento cheese recipe, and for that, you will need:
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup diced pimentos
- kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tsp. lemon juice