pi·​men·​to | \pə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō \
plural pimentos or pimento

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Krystal's unique take on this classic Southern favorite starts with sharp cheddar cheese, red bell peppers, milk and cream cheese for a smooth creamy texture and hearty helpings of pimento, garlic and onion. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Did Krystal Just out Southern Itself with Its Newest Menu Addition?," 22 June 2018 The pimentos are slightly brined with extra cayenne for a little extra punch. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Did Krystal Just out Southern Itself with Its Newest Menu Addition?," 22 June 2018 Add pimento, onion, mustard, white pepper, cayenne and paprika. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Pimento cheese sandwich, casserole, spread recipes: Variations are endless," 22 May 2018 Brain Cheese: Mold a party cheese log into the shape of a human brain, add pimento peppers for realistic blood clots. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 16 Oct. 2017 The culinary crew at Red Herring also seems to have an affinity for making cheese from scratch, using local milk to craft a loose house American, a slightly spicy pimento, and a beautiful mozzarella. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Review: If Red Herring is this good already, we can only imagine what else is in store," 31 Jan. 2018 Try adding chopped jalapenos or pimento for even more kick! Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, "How to make your own smoothie bowls and hummus at home," 19 Jan. 2018 Their Venezuelan Christmas bread (available by special order) is soft, slightly sweetened and filled with green pimento-stuffed olives, ham, raisins and, optionally, bacon. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Chevere Latin Cafe for Venezuelan flavor, hospitality," 14 Dec. 2017 The onion would also be chopped finely, but the pimentos were left much bigger. Tinsley Mortimer, Town & Country, "Tinsley Mortimer’s Insanely Perfect Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of pimento

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pimento

Spanish pimienta allspice, pepper, from Late Latin pigmenta, plural of pigmentum plant juice, from Latin, pigment

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pi·​men·​to | \pə-ˈment-(ˌ)ō \
plural pimentos or pimento

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