I grew up on pimento cheese sandwiches, I can’t believe that I’ve had this blog for over two years and never posted the recipe!! We have a great local shop in Durham, Parker & Otis, that makes “oh so good!” grilled pimento cheese sandwiches! Kelsey and Kath have been blogging about pimento cheese as well the last couple of weeks.
I know!! Could it get any better?
Classic ingredients on the left (mayo, chopped pimento, sharp cheddar cheese) my additions on the right (Greek yogurt, garlic, cayenne pepper).
2 cups coarsely grated sharp yellow cheddar cheese – MUST BE FRESHLY GRATED
1/2 cup finely chopped drained pimentos
1 tablespoon pimento juice (from the jar)
4 tablespoons mayonnaise (or cut with 2 tablespoons thick Greek yogurt)
1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
1 garlic clove minced, optional
Shred cheese. In a large bowl stir together cheese, mayo, chopped pimento and a little pimento juice. The spread can be made 3 days ahead. Cover; chill. Serve on whole wheat sandwich bread or dip with crackers or pretzels.
1/4 cup = 120 calories