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Pimento Cheese Dip

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Creamy, cheesy, and a little tart- pimento cheese dip is the most delicious and decadent appetizer. This southern classic is incredibly trendy – learn how to make the best! 

Pimento cheese- I love this southern classic! It is so creamy and delicious!

 

The fact that I love pimento cheese is weird to just about anyone that knows me well.

The thing is, while I proudly proclaim cheese to be my best friend, I did NOT invite sour cream to the party. And that crap mayonnaise…. don’t even get me started on it.

I literally gag when I smell mayonnaise.

 

So how on earth did a creamy cheese dip, which consists heavily of mayo and sour cream, become one of my favorite things on earth? (like, really- favorite cheese dip on earth!)

 

 

This is my favorite dip ever- and so easy to make! I love pimento cheese!

 

I blame the Great Southern Cafe in Seaside Florida. Or any of the deliciously hipster cocktail bars in San Fransisco my husband and I like to pop into on our somewhat yearly norcal pilgrimage.

There is something about a cold beverage and a creamy cheese dip with tangy peppers that just does it for me.

I mean… this stuff is SO damn good.

My affinity for this traditionally southern cheese dip is so strong- I am thrilled it is a trendy offering once again, with hipsters across the nation lining up to dive in. I had to try out a few different recipes to find my own beloved flavor, as I have not a single drop of southern blood in my body, let alone an old family recipe to fall back on.

This is so delicious though, I think you’ll agree it’s a winner!

My affinity for this traditionally southern cheese dip is so strong- I am thrilled it is a trendy offering once again, with hipsters across the nation lining up to dive in. I had to try out a few different recipes to find my own beloved flavor, as I have not a single drop of southern blood in my body, let alone an old family recipe to fall back on.

Now I just need to find a delicious fried frogs legs recipe, and I’ll be in heaven….


(Want to see more delicious foodie find? You should follow my instagram account to see the other delicious things I find to eat when out and about…)

 

This pimento cheese recipe is the best! So easy and delicious!

 

I’ve had pimento cheese with a ton of accompaniments, but my favorites are homemade saltines (which… yummy, but i am LAZY), and just plain old pita bread, cut into triangles (which is the winner for me). Crusty bread is also divine dipped into this deliciously oozy spread sent directly from heaven.

I suppose you could also, you know, be healthy and dip stuff like veggies in it.

But who are we kidding- this is a giant bowl of cheese, sour cream, and mayo.

Sure, I tried to reason with myself that since it contains pimentos, which are a pepper, it pretty clearly classifies as a salad- but even my fatpants loving psyche couldn’t go for that one.

So go ahead and dip in the bread, you know you want to!

 

Pimento Cheese Dip
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Recipe type: appetizer
Cuisine: southern
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Serves: 10 servings
 
Creamy, cheesy, and tart pimento cheese dip is the most delicious and decadent appetizer. This southern classic is incredibly trendy - learn how to make the best!
Ingredients
  • 8-ounce block of extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated (don't use store-bought pre-shredded cheese!)
  • 4-ounce jar pimentos, drained very thoroughly and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 green onions, mostly tops, finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • About 2 tablespoons good mayonnaise
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix ingredients.
  2. With an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk on high until creamy.
  3. Serve immediately!

 

 

 

This is the tastiest pimento cheese dip ever! So good!

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